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Issue 4.6 Editorial


In this March 2020 issue of the NonStop Insider you will find a few common themes – I am highlighting these here:

Coronavirus Novel Corvid-19: Craig Lawrance discusses this topic that I’m sure it is on many people’s minds – the Dust meeting was cancelled due to the travel restrictions! Craig suggests: “Well new technology could yet come to our rescue. The new savior is surprise, surprise, contactless payment technology, a payment method that doesn’t require us to actually touch anything or handle anything but simply wave and pay.  This could still be our savior.”

Equipment Moves:

ITUG Lib is moving this month: per Bill Honaker and Randall Becker: “It’s in a truck somewhere between San Jose and Austin. Not really much to say until the move is done.”

It must have been stressful as Randall could not help himself and created a poem on this subject: comic relief is always welcomed!

“A bit of hobbit silliness…

The Road rolls ever on and on

Out from the loading dock where we ran

Now far ahead the truck has gone,

The team follows it when they can!

To a location to run a new begin,

Where at last to a drummers best

Will turn it on with hope built in,

So all our followers will download and greet.”

Breaking news! From Bill and Randall, “but I just got an update that the ITUGLIB system is expected to be delivered to the backup site on Monday (3/9)”

Well, DataExpress also worked on the equipment move:

“DataExpress was headquartered in Texas so, following its acquisition by Data443, a move was in the plan right from the start. With the offices of Data443 being in North Carolina, moving the data center closer to Data443 with DataExpress employees becoming a remote team just made sense. That was almost three months ago and now that a quarter has passed, the move was not only successful form a technical standpoint but extremely beneficial to the company as a whole.”


comforte created an ebook – and it is free! See comforte’s article, here is a teaser:

“We’ve been talking to our customers and many security experts, and in these talks, we regularly touched on several different protection methods and their merits (or shortcomings). In this ebook, we summarize our findings…”

Striim also embraced the online approach to education:

“The Whiteboard Wednesday videos aim to drive new insights and ideas for our community with under ten-minute time investment. More videos are available for you on streaming integration related topics. If you haven’t availed yourself of these informative videos from the Striim team as yet, please visit the Striim blog.”

ETI talks about education as well:

“What we discussed, as a community during SunTUG, was the need for ETI to provide refresh training to the community including HPE that covers all the new features of BackBox (BB) announced over the past eighteen months,” said ETI-NET COO, Sylvain Tétreault. “For now we can say that providing such education is being planned and the community can expect to see a half day course being provided at the upcoming NonStop Technical Boot Camp 2020…”

TSI is actually education us all in the article submitted to this March 2020 NonStop Insider! Interesting! Glenn Garrahan, Director HPE Business, Tributary Systems, says:

“So this month I’m going to talk about ancient data backup, and I don’t mean really old stale data, but the earliest method for backing up transactional data-Cuneiform…..

Cuneiform – what in the world are you talking about? Well, cuneiform is one of the earliest systems of writing yet discovered. Originated by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia sometime around 3200 BCE (or 5200 years ago), cuneiform (which means “wedge-shaped”) most commonly used a wedge shaped stylus to emboss symbols on clay tablets, usually about the size of the palm of one’s hand.”

Not forgetting that when it comes to keeping us all better informed, HPE NonStop salesman, Steve Kubick, continues to post his video updates to YouTube and you can read all about his latest endeavor in this issue!

There are many more topics covered here – I hope you will enjoy this March 2020 issue 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