Those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere are living through the dog days of summer fully aware that fall is just around the corner. Indeed, the further north you travel, the more inclined you will be to look for the initial sighting of fall colors, as the leaves begin to turn. With the coming of fall, there are two major events for the NonStop community – the NonStop Partner Symposium for the NonStop vendor community, followed by the NonStop Technical Boot Camp (TBC) that is open to every member of the NonStop community. As an indication what a theme will be at these events look at the many recent publications of the hacks of enterprise data centers! The theme is clearly going to include many discussions and presentations on the topic of security.
FOR NONSTOP COMMUNITY, DATAEXPRESS SUPPORT OF OPEN PLATFORMS OPENS DOORS TO GREATER INTEGRATION IN HYBRID IT
Coming as soon as it did after HPE Discover 2019, the N2TUG RUG event in Grapevine, Texas, gave the NonStop community the opportunity to hear first-hand about recent announcements made by HPE. Numerous presenters at N2TUG had attended HPE Discover 2019 and some of the feedback not only has some scratching their heads, as we recently suggested, but also has them rethinking their product portfolios. Could the news coming from HPE that is focused on Hybrid IT come to fruition, does this open the doors to greater opportunities for them?
Airports, plane rides and schedules – it does remind NonStop users of the need for DataExpress to move files
For many members of the NonStop community the biggest event of the year to date just wrapped up in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year’s European Technical Boot Camp (ETBC), hosted by BITUG, attracted attendees from all across Europe and from the news we have received, there were more than 230 participants. Always encouraging news as there are occasions when the thought of travelling half way around the world isn’t as exciting as it once was – how many of us truly look forward to heading to the airport for that quick trip to somewhere far away?
DATAEXPRESS TAKES A GOOD LOOK AT NONSTOP TODAY AND CONTEMPLATES ITS PRODUCTS’ ROADMAPS MILESTONES FOR 2019 …
When you look back at all that took place in 2018 the topic that continues to dominate conversations is transformation. While we are cognizant of the central role transformation plays in HPE’s messaging to CIOs, what is now on offer from HPE that carries the NonStop badge is vastly different to what once anchored NonStop – you want traditional NonStop then you have the NonStop X family of systems; you want an off-the-shelf virtualized NonStop product then you have the NS2; you want to take control over your choice of hardware then you can license vNS. Options about that are all driven by the L-Series operating system.
It seems only a short time ago when the NonStop community gathered together in Burlingame, California, for the annual event. While it may be called a Technical Boot Camp (TBC), for most attendees it begins to look more and more like ITUG Summit of former years. Even as the number of participants continues to grow with each year, there is still some way to go to match those former times where the global reach of NonStop was evident, but it is still a major drawcard for all parties interested in all things NonStop.
DATAEXPRESS PROVIDES NONSTOP CUSTOMERS WITH RELIABILITY AND STABILITY FOR SECURE MANAGED FILE TRANSFERS
There is really no such thing as a typical NonStop vendor, just as there really isn’t all that much overlap in products’ functionality. However, it
As reported in our last post, N2TUG proved to be a powerful reminder that the NonStop community is very much alive and well. To this we can add that HPE is committed to NonStop and that the NonStop team is progressing down a path that will open more doors to NonStop deployments. N2TUG brought us all a reminder of how Tandem Computers developed as large a community of users as it did with a presentation by former Tandem Computers Founder and CEO, Jimmy Treybig, but forty plus years later, it is the management team in place today at HPE that is doing the heavy lifting to ensure a resurgence in the success of NonStop. These past couple of weeks have seen additional events sponsored by HPE that have added substance to what was laid out for the community in a series of NonStop hardware and software roadmaps.
N2TUG proved to be a powerful reminder that the NonStop community is very much alive and well. With one hundred members of the NonStop community present for this Regional User Group (RUG) event every session was well attended. There were times when even the most hardened road-weary salesperson was alert and taking notes. The theme of this RUG event was “Protecting with Blockchain” and for the morning sessions this message was reinforced with presentations by HPE, its partner R3 and NonStop vendors openly talking of their own development activities involving blockchain / mission critical distributed ledger technology (MCDLT).