February 19, 2018
Willow today began shipping an Early Release of MQ Server Version 6.5
(including embedded MQ Client) on Itanium, supporting HP OpenVMS V8.4-2 or later
as well as VSI OpenVMS V8.4 or later. A stand-alone MQ Client V6.5 will ship shortly.
General availability is expected in 4 weeks.
Several factors contributed to the change to the original
roadmap, including customer demand for
MQ Server (as well as MQ Client), the extensive engineering
efforts required to deliver MQ server versions 7 and 8 on
OpenVMS, and the urgent need for fully supported products
to support customer business critical applications,
V6.5 is based on IBM MQ V6 CSD13 plus additional fixes and
support for the VSI versions of OpenVMS.
May 5, 2017
Willow plans to make available MQ Version 7 Client software on OpenVMS during
the second quarter of 2017 on Integrity (Itanium) and Alpha platforms
with Version 8 anticipated availability during the first quarter
Availability of MQ Server versions of the software will depend on market demand.
January 10, 2017
Willow has concluded an agreement with IBM to take over long
term development and support for the OpenVMS platform.
January 10, 2017
Willow has recently updated its longstanding licensing
agreements with IBM to include MQ Version 8.
January 1, 2017
Willow is extending the end of service date for MQ Client for HP e3000 MPE-iX to December 31, 2018.
December 15, 2016
Willow has completed the merger of AirZip, Inc. into Willow,
a move that will eliminate and streamline several areas of
administrative duplication. AirZip will continue to operate as a business unit within Willow. Previously,
AirZip was a separate wholly owned entity. AirZip's foreign
subsidiary companies will continue to operate unchanged albeit
with a newly named parent.
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