DATAEXPRESS – THE HETEROGENEOUS AND HYBRID WORLDS ARE DRIVING CHANGES THAT ARE AT THE VERY HEART OF DATAEXPRESS
When there are so many discussions on the topic of change and pivot points and yes, disruptive technologies, it is good to hear that among developers there are still regular, routine tasks that need to be pursued. Whether it is accommodating a new communications protocol, a different message format, a revised user interface or adding additional layers of security, there is always “the next release” demanding the dedicated attention of the developer.
A recent CBS video news update that aired February 22, 2018, Warplanes pushed to new limits thanks to communications technology, reported how, “Warplanes that cost billions to develop aren’t worth a dime if they can’t communicate with each other. That’s why the military just wrapped up one of its largest exercise in California, involving dozens of aircrafts – old and new.” More telling perhaps was the subsequent observation by the CBS reporter, Carter Evans, “Modern planes, like the F-35 and F-22 are essentially flying computers, but they have to share data, like battle plans and enemy coordinates, seamlessly with older
YOU WOULDN’T JUST LEAVE PACKAGES WITH GIFTS ON YOUR FRIEND’S PORCH SO WHY WOULD YOU SEND FILES WITHOUT OVERSIGHT?
Our local television station ran a number of stories over the holidays about the rise of the “porch pirates.” Turns out, as more and more of us purchase goods online, the more delivery companies simply leave packages out on our porch in plain sight of anyone passing by. While many of us have installed video-capable doorbells, they do little to bring the packages indoors and when the porch is raided we have a great video feed, but it is little consolation for the theft of a much anticipated delivery. Across today’s very modern society, we are becoming more dependent on
It would be hard for any member of the NonStop community to ignore the messages coming from HPE of late – yes, simplifying hybrid IT is all about moving to virtualized workloads and when it comes to virtualized workloads, HPE NonStop development has done a tremendous amount of work to ensure NonStop transforms to being just another virtualized workload. For the NonStop purists this came as a surprise following years of experience with the NonStop OS running directly on bare metal, but gradually, following a lot of effort expended by NonStop development, even the most die-hard of NonStop traditionalists are
Annual events featuring the HPE NonStop team and product lines have typically become showcases for new technology and packaging featuring NonStop systems and this year’s NonStop Technical Boot Camp (TBC) proved to be no exception. We’ve seen firsthand the prototype of an additional product line – for the moment, laboring under the product name of Converged Virtualized NonStop (CVN) that the attendees were advised will shortly be updated, so to better reflect its properties and capabilities – and realized that the push to more aggressively emphasize the software is gathering momentum. This was a big event for NonStop and it
Many NonStop vendors, as well as many NonStop-centered publications, are already beginning to look back on what transpired in 2017. While it isn’t really a case of defining a year as ending and beginning with the NonStop Technical Boot Camp, it’s not unreasonable for the NonStop community to look at any given year this way as Boot Camp more often than not proves to be the catalyst for further product development, and so it is here at Data Express. We are looking forward to the messages that will likely come from this upcoming event just as much as our customers
“Security starts with the front door,” our parents would remind us. “Always check to make sure you locked the front door behind you when you return to the house!” A simplistic yet highly effective piece of advice given with the best of intent. Today, houses have many access points and to help us, we have monitoring devices on all access points linked to a single panel and external agencies monitoring that security panel. To improve upon this, we have smartphone apps to monitor and manage these, which in turn introduces passwords to access the app. So, the more sophisticated we
Data centers have rarely existed as homogeneous entities because since the first phone lines were dragged into the data center, “foreign equipment” showed up and those responsible for installing and servicing of the equipment often spoke a language completely alien to those already operating “the mainframe.” Ever since, the data center has never been a homogeneous place and elements could be found that have been bought from a variety of manufacturers. Even as considerable savings were realized by those enterprises carefully weighing their options at every turn, a degree of complexity seeped into the data center that wasn’t entirely anticipated
It’s been a month or two since the spin-merge by HPE of its former services group was completed. Now called DXC Technology, it has become the place to go when the really big projects are involved. There are still many former EDS consultants within this new division and being from Texas, this has been something we at DataExpress have watched ever since the original HP purchased EDS. There are expectations that this will be a boon to shareholders given that they all now have equity in this new company, but what does it mean for NonStop users in general and
There are many messages emanating from HPE and at its most recent event, 2017 HPE Discover, attendees heard all about simplifying (the adoption) of hybrid IT even as they were updated by HPE about steps HPE is taking to power the intelligent Edge. Already we are seeing a new model for data processing appear and it is very much being driven by data. Lots of data! The Internet of Things is partially to blame, of course, but there is also the increased volume of transactions as more of us turn to shopping online than ever before. There is little to
In the most recent issue of the digital publication, NonStop Insider, we published an article about DataExpress being the product that doesn’t transfer the files, but makes the process of transferring files perform a whole lot better. And reliably! In making this claim for DataExpress we explained how we provide a solution for those customers who may have just one file transfer product in use just as we have a solution for those customers with many file transfer products in use, which is the more likely situation. Whatever is the chosen file transfer product for the occasion, we can accommodate
STANDARDS, OPENNESS, DATABASE, CLOUDS – WITH DATAEXPRESS WE MAKE YOUR MOVEMENT OF FILES WORK BETTER!
It is the goal of every business to constantly review processes with the aim to make the business run better, remain competitive and maintain compliance. There is no room in business for going backwards and for losing market share. Looking to improved performance is the expectation of every stakeholder in the business, be that the financial top and bottom lines, industry survey results, or just as importantly, the ratings, the number of pageviews, downloads and likes! For a specialty company like DataExpress, this is of particular importance as we do just one thing. We move files. In the March, 2017,