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Issue 3.4 Editorial (January ’19)


It is 2019 and as we leave 2018 we know we have come a long way. It is easy to take stock of just how different NonStop is today than it was a few years ago – there are options in deployment of NonStop unimaginable even to the boldest of NonStop advocate. Who knew we would be even talking about a virtualized NonStop? But that was 2018 and now it’s all about execution. We are moving to NonStop X and to the L-Series OS even as we move to vNonStop. It’s a journey but it’s only just started – will NonStop be part of the core or be a participant out at the edge? Or both?

As you look at the articles you will be able to see what is imagined by NonStop vendors and consultants. We have moved from a focus on hardware to a greater focus on software to now, consideration of services as we tackle new projects with NonStop

However, even with the progress made and the expectations being set let us pay tribute to the contributions made by those no longer with us. In this issue, the first of the year, we look back and remember those who left us – it is sad to remember the passing of our friend Thomas Burg. He certainly will be missed and we opted to reprint the tribute note that Greg Swedosh posted on LinkedIn back in April 2018 as well as contribution by Ron LaPedis dedicated to Thomas.

Again, we are glad HPE is doing well and NonStop is contributing to its success – many user events are being scheduled for 2019 and we hope to see you at one or more of these. We hope to see even more of your contributions to the 2019 issues of the NonStop Insider in the months ahead – this is your publication and we strive to make it interesting and meaningful.

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