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comforte reflects upon the ETBC event in Edinburgh
It’s a wrap! The European Technical Boot Camp (ETBC) in Edinburgh was held in May and we’re recollecting some of the highlights.
About 230 attendees came to Edinburgh to enjoy the presentations and discussions at the event, the classic benefits of the NonStop Community, including the Beer Bust, the social interaction at the Whisky tasting, the Golf and the Scottish themed Gala Dinner and, of course, the beautiful city of Edinburgh itself, with its rich history and culture.
From comforte’s point of view, there were several highlights, which we are excited to recall here. Firstly, comforte hosted its traditional customer dinner at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh, a Manor House with the warm, welcoming atmosphere of a country estate. There, our guests enjoyed a truly relaxing evening with exceptional food and lively conversations.
On the opening morning of ETBC, HPE senior executives gave an update on the ‘State of the Nation and Development Initiatives’. Neil Davis, Director NonStop Enterprise Division EMEA, conveyed the positive messages that HPE NonStop attracted valuable new customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Particularly exciting was his news that HPE NonStop was able to sell new systems in 21 countries. Clearly NonStop customers are reinvesting in the platform. This is truly inspiring news for customers and vendors alike.
Teresa Sorg, Director of NonStop Engineering, offered some insight into what’s happening on the engineering side from an HPE corporate standpoint. One of her key messages was that HPE itself runs on NonStop X and that key HPE production systems run on vNS with SQL MX.
She encouraged the audience to collaborate with their partners, as they always have, to ease their migration to NonStop X with uLinga, a SNAX and X.25 solution, which is now available through HPE.
Teresa then went on to announce that:
- uLinga from comforte and its partner Infrasoft is now available for purchase through HPE NonStop sales teams
- uLinga, for both SNAX and X.25, has HPE NonStop pricing and support
- Quotes begin mid-May 2019; product starts shipping July 2019
In closing, Teresa emphasized HPE’s continued investment in products, partners and support of migration projects as well as NonStop events.
Another highlight for comforte was our customer’s use case presentation by Krešimir Jurišić, Enterprise Architecture Manager, and Hrvoje Rončević, Application Architecture Manager, of Mercury Processing Services International. They described how they were able to secure their complex system environment by implementing a centralised tokenisation service. As a prelude to their presentation, Anna Russel, SVP Sales Enterprise Security EMEA at comforte, spoke about the importance of having enterprise tokenisation implemented to avoid data breaches and to protect your data thoroughly. It’s always very rewarding to see how the data protection strategy or approach proposed by a vendor like comforte comes to fruition in a live customer use case, as at Mercury.
Please contact us if you have any questions about Enterprise Data Protection or, in fact, about the Mercury implementation.
All in all, a very successful event from our perspective. “Well done and many thanks!” to the BITUG committee for organising this event. Next year, the event will be back in Berlin, Germany, from 4-6 May 2020. Watch out for more information about next year’s event. comforte will certainly be there!
Last but not least, after the game is before the game and in that sense ‘After (E)TBC is before TBC!’ We are looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco.