ALONG FOR THE RIDE – DATAEXPRESS DELIVERS GLOBALLY!

Here in Dallas the storms continue to rage, with some of the largest hailstones ever recorded wreaking havoc in our immediate vicinity. Apparently Texas and the surrounding area don’t hold exclusivity on havoc as those we know who are familiar with the geography of Queensland, Australia, reporting the onshore appearance of a devastating slow-moving cyclone. It is always at times like these that it begs the question: when the alarms are sounded, and mandatory evacuation notices are made – do we have time to think of moving our files?For many users of NonStop systems in support of Mission Critical applications

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IS TESTING AND VALIDATION ON THE NEW NONSTOP IN YOUR FUTURE PLANS? DATAEXPRESS EXPECTS THAT IT IS!

Hearing news from the HPE NonStop team first hand is always something to look forward to and we are excited the HPE NonStop Partner Symposium is now just days away. Already last year’s NonStop Technical Boot Camp seems so long ago even as the observations our team made continue to resonate strongly with us. The post of last month talked about new systems, new modes of deployment as well as new solutions and new markets. But it was only with the publication of the January – February, 2017, issue of The Connection that, like you, we read of something very

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE DATAEXPRESS PROVIDED AS AN INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE (IAAS)?

New systems, new modes of deployment – virtual as well as physical – new solutions and new markets! HPE has made it no secret that it has upped its investment in NonStop, even as it embraced openness from the metal to the APIs. Also an important consideration is HPE deploying NonStop with NS SQL/MX internally, for its own use, where HPE IT is pioneering virtual NonStop (vNonStop) as it delivers NS SQL/MX on the basis of a Data Base as a Service (DBaaS). This is how we opened our most recent article in the January, 2017, issue of NonStop Insider,

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WITH MANY MORE CONNECTIVITY AND TRANSPORT OPTIONS, DATAEXPRESS ENSURES FILES ARE DELIVERED SAFELY.

Looking back at the final post to NEWS / BLOG of December, 2015, we saw how we had made reference to Amazon. We quoted from a Wall Street Journal article Amazon Buys Semi-Truck Fleet to Shuttle Inventory where photos showed trucks branded with “the familiar Amazon logo with a smile on the side.” It would now appear that this was just a starting point, as a few months later, according to a Fortune magazine article of May 5, 2016, Amazon Leases More Planes For Air Cargo Network Amazon had, “partnered with cargo airline Atlas Air to lease 20 Boeing planes,

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IT INFRASTRUCTURE IS CHANGING; THE VISION OF DATAEXPRESS IS CONSTANT. WE MOVE THE FILES!

It seems like it was just yesterday that we posted to this blog about “resting easy” for the summer. In that post we observed how change had happened incrementally in the data center – servers were updated, disk capacity expanded and communications protocols standardized.  But now, with the increasing popularity of clouds, it is prodding us to take notice. NonStop systems aren’t immune to the rise of the cloud computing model and NonStop users are looking at how best to integrate with clouds. Resting easy was a reference to just how well DataExpress goes about moving files securely and reliably to

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DATAEXPRESS TO PARTICIPATE IN NSADI WORKSHOP AT BOOT CAMP 2016

There continued to be many events conducted worldwide these past couple of months but the biggest event of all for the NonStop community is the upcoming NonStop Technical Boot Camp. It will be held this year in San Jose and run from November 13 – 16, 2016, and there is every indication that it will be as well attended as previous Boot Camp events. Here at DataExpress we have supported user events for some time and with all that has transpired of late at HPE we believe there will be even more news coming from the HPE executives attending the

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CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON; DATAEXPRESS EMBRACES HYBRID COMPUTING

The news we are hearing of late about the major vendors reworking strategies to simply keep up with the rate of cloud usage is not being ignored by Data Express management. Indeed, dependency on clouds is becoming a focus area for DataExpress, presenting the company with new opportunities to grow the business. Simply put, and with the years of experience we have in securely managing file transfers, we see clouds as just another resource to be leveraged in the same manner as we would consider leveraging any “intelligent” controller that might come from a vendor. The current model for NonStop

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SUMMER TIME SO REST EASY – DATAEXPRESS KEEPS MOVING THE DATA!

August is typically a time to take it easy, as across the northern hemisphere enjoying a vacation takes precedence over almost any other consideration. Even for the most harried data center manager a couple of weeks spent relaxing by the seaside can do wonder to restore energy levels. However, there is no escaping the changes awaiting every business as data processing models undergo yet another change in architecture, where once more tried and true methods established over the past couple of years are turned upside down. The data center is fundamentally changing in ways almost unthinkable just a decade ago.

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NONSTOP X ROLLOUT? VNONSTOP ROLLOUT? WHO’S DOING WHAT AND WHEN?

When a major home or business appliance or even a car manufacturer rolls out a new product the manufacturer makes sure everyone knows about it. News releases, guest spots, interviews with the television networks and early product evaluations are carried out by numerous consumer agencies. For a brief period, there is practically no escape from the advertising blitz that follows as the manufacturer tries to capture the imagination and then the wallets of everyone in its target market. Vigorous promotion of such new appliances or cars today is important for their success and many a good product has simply withered

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NONSTOP INITIATIVES – HOW RELAXED SHOULD WE BE?

With summer officially under way, balmy days simply relaxing in the shade, possibly pool side, is a welcome respite as we reach the midpoint of the year. That isn’t to say it’s been perfect here in Dallas as we have seen it all; rain and floods, now the heat has picked up, but it’s not the changing weather conditions that have us all talking as much as it is the changing HPE all of us involved with NonStop are witnessing of late. No matter which web site, blog or news site you visit there’s rarely a day that passes without

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RUG REVELATIONS CONTINUE TO IMPRESS

The biggest Regional User Group (RUG) event for the NonStop community to date has been GTUG and the majority of presentations have now been posted to the GTUG web site. Taking a look at several of them, there is evidence to support that the HPE Mission Critical Systems group has become seriously vested in the future of NonStop  – not surprisingly, as HPE reports a much faster decline in OpenVMS and HP-UX than anyone anticipated; it would appear that NonStop is beginning to make up the slack. DataExpress has been involved with NonStop for a number of decades and the

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MOVING DATA – DATAEXPRESS MEETS BUSINESS NEEDS WITH EACH STEP IT TAKES!

HPE has been very forthcoming about its future plans and in particular, where it is headed. There’s no escaping HPE’s belief that business and technology interests have collided, whereby every business is a technology business. Furthermore, there’s acknowledgment that the new computing model requires accommodation (of technology) as the journey takes business to the next step, hybrid computing and hybrid infrastructure. No matter how good contemporary technology may be or how attractive proposed new models appear there is no escaping the reality that traditional IT will coexist alongside whatever is coming next. For many businesses this includes consideration of clouds

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