Whilst NonStop remains the world’s No.1 choice for Mission-Critical systems, identifying and retaining resource with the...
Achieve significant cost savings in your NSX purchase
It’s an exceptionally busy time in the NonStop world. Most of our customers have already presented their NonStop X budgets to their respective leadership teams, some of which have had formal approval and are expecting their shiny new kit to be delivered as early as January. This has a big knock on effect for NonStop application providers, as we scramble to present new term licences and transfer fees to move applications to NSX.
Whilst these are hay making days for HPE, spare a thought for the IT manager who has to go to battle with a fearsome budget committee and ask for a significant investment for the NonStop and all the bells and whistles that go with it.
I had many a NonStop product owner cry on my shoulder at TBC and even more call me with an outpouring of emotion around how tough it is in their world at the moment and what could I possibly do to help!?
When sizing up a significant purchase, I tell my clients the same thing. Don’t be prepared to negotiate with the vendor alone. Get yourself ready for internal negotiations as well. This is often the most difficult part of securing the budget that you need to get the solution you require. Knowing your numbers is one thing, being able to present cost reduction alternatives in other areas will give you significant credibility and bring those pesky procurement people on to your side.
There are many solutions when it comes to monitoring the NonStop and NonStop applications. The most expensive one is a fantastic product that’s almost unlimited in its capability to monitor everything across the NonStop estate and is beloved by NonStop Operations teams across the globe. Of course, to maintain and manage such a powerful tool comes at a cost. And it can be a significant one.
If you, like many organisations, are looking to simplify your internal process and to focus on monitoring the data that is critical to your business, there are other solutions that can deliver your monitoring SLA’s and put a big fat smile on the face of your Procurement Director.
Reflex is a dynamic Operations and Service Management product for the HPE NonStop arena used by the world’s most demanding organisations. Reflex’s unique design lies in its ability to pull together a massive amount of active monitoring into a single set of screen objects, providing the means to diagnose a problem object in more detail via context sensitive drill-down. Performance monitoring is included, supplying Dashboards for the Business, Technical and Operational communities.
With the RTLX module, you can also get real-time monitoring and querying of transaction flow information created by ACI BASE24, ATM & POS applications and other payment engines. Status screens and hypervisors display the information visually.
And in most cases, we can offer more than a 50% saving against existing competitor contracts.
If you depend on the myriad of modules that these products offer, which are engrained within, then we absolutely recommend you stick with your current monitoring strategy. If, however, you are looking to reduce complexity, improve efficiencies and reduce cost, then please get in touch!
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