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Issue 3.10 Editorial (July ’19)


This July 2019 issue of the NonStop Insider brings, so it seems, three themes: events (including HPE Discover 2019), accomplishments worth bragging about and security being on many companies’ minds.


HPE Discover 2019 event generated quite a bit of interest. In HPE – One partner’s perspective article you will read about it and be advised “For information about what was covered at HPE Discover you may want to check out twitter and look for combinations of #HPEDiscover and #HPEinfluencer as these were rather well-referenced with a seemingly endless string of tweets covering the event pretty much minute by minute.”

In the Pyalla article you will read about the themes at Discover and Richard says: “This year, I turned to twitter to keep everyone up-to-date on all that was being covered at HPE Discover and again, if you aren’t following me as yet, just look for @RichardKBuckle”

HPE RUGs article talks about user events and this time it starts with “When it comes to Regional User Group (RUG) meetings in the U.S. none seems to put on a show that comes anywhere close to equaling what the N2TUG committee manages to do – and as a community we owe a huge debt of gratitude to HPE’s Diane Funkhouser and XID’s Bill Honaker.”

Striim also attended many events and says “While many members of the NonStop community have been spending time at user events around the planet, there were many other events equally as important taking place and Striim was an active participant in many of them. There still really isn’t any substitute to being in a place where you can tell your story directly to those most interested in solving business problems and there is none bigger that integrating transaction processing with real time analytics. “Turning Change Data to Time-Sensitive Insights,” is proving to be key when it comes to the ongoing success of Striim among those enterprises where mission critical solutions play an active role in their everyday business lives.”


“At the annual HPE Global Partner Summit 2019 in Las Vegas, Gravic, Inc. graciously accepted the Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 Award from Hewlett Packard Enterprise during the Alliances Reception and Awards Ceremony. The HPE Global Solutions Awards recognize HPE Partners for their outstanding performance and accomplishments in driving meaningful business results for shared customers.”

NTI continues to refine its message and did not disappoint at the N2TUG event – read more in the NTI – Continuing to deliver the message of to the wider NonStop community at RUG events worldwide!, but here is a taste “Yet again, it is this message of coexistence that is woven into PROVisioning: Excellence in Data because of its usage of log based CDC. Whether a NonStop user is looking to transition away from NonStop RDF or has a need to migrate off Oracle GoldenGate or simply looking for a solution that doesn’t mandate the presence of NonStop TMF, DRNet® might be the very solution needed to meet all the business needs of the enterprise.”

OmniPayments sure had its bragging rights asserted at the N2TUG – read the article! A little snippet here: “Being the home town of JCPenney where OmniPayments delivered in a timely manner on a very significant modernization project that resulted in JCPenney upgrading to OmniPayments for all the payments processing, there would be no deterring Yash and Vaman from telling attendees about just how well this project came in on time; a full payments switch migration completed in under a year!”

TSI wrote about the HPE Discover 2019, but I think the main point there is what the company managed to accomplish: “Storage Director, when properly configured, has the ability to cache backups on-premise and subsequently send the data to a public cloud.  Storage Director is now certified compatible with Hitachi G350, G600 and G950 storage arrays for use as external cache, in addition to the IBM Storwize V5000, V7000 and HPE P2000. Storage Director can also be configured with internal cache per customer requirements.”


The comforte article really belongs in both, accomplishments and security. Here is the main point: “We are happy to announce that comforte AG has been officially granted the right to hold the quality seal “IT Security made in Germany.””

CSP, not surprisingly, wrote about an enhancement to its product: “CSP Authenticator+ can provide authentication services via Safeguard Authentication SEEP, or Pathway and Non-Pathway servers. Almost any application, including TACL, can now easily support multi-factor authentication (MFA). “

Insider Technologies starts its article with “Insider Technologies’ Sentra enterprise monitoring solution provides real-time monitoring of all elements of an Authentication Server cryptographic environment, including applications, certificates, the Daemon and the cryptographic infrastructure.”

Paragon article is also about security and making sure it is not compromised “With so many ATMs and kiosks connected to payments solutions running on HPE NonStop systems, this is of interest to many NonStop users,” said Steve Gilde, Director of Global Product Marketing at Paragon Application Systems. And when it comes to state-of-the-art testing of ATMs and kiosks to ensure the crooks haven’t taken advantage of security weaknesses inherent in these devices, Paragon leverages virtualization to help ensure hackers haven’t had their way with your network or devices.”

Then there is DataExpress article that brings us one more security topic: “In the coming months you will be reading a lot more about DataExpress and security. “We have always been about managing the secure movement of files,” said Whittington, “but today, even as we have always been about security in file movement, the attention being given to security is letting us explore new options which we are now addressing. It was interesting to note, too, that at the recent N2TUG event in Dallas, while the topic was very much centered on meeting the needs of DevOps on NonStop, security came up in almost every presentation.””

I hope you will enjoy this July 2019 issue of the NonStop Insider and if you would like to see a question included in the next issue of the NonStop Insider or you have any comments you would like to see published, don’t hesitate to send an email to me, at:

Thank you,

Margo Holen
Managing Editor