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Major UK Bank Migrates its BASE24™ Application to Active/Active for Continuous Availability



Gravic recently published the use case article, Major UK Bank Migrates its BASE24™ Application to Active/Active for Continuous Availability in the November/December issue of The Connection. A large bank in the U.K. provides lending, wealth management, card processing, and many other services for over 48 million customers worldwide. The bank’s original Disaster Recovery solution reached Mature product status, and did not support automated failover and recovery, nor continuous availability via a more advanced active/active business continuity architecture. The bank decided to explore alternative options and chose HPE Shadowbase as their replacement solution. It also rearchitected the new solution so that its BASE24™ classic ATM application could leverage the new solution’s dual-site active/active capability. With careful planning, best practices, and extensive testing, the bank migrated to the new solution with only a few minor difficulties during the process. Learn about the bank’s journey to Continuous Availability, what went well, what could have gone better, and how the bank successfully completed the project with no application downtime.

Gravic Presents on HPE Shadowbase Digital Resilience at BITUG Little SIG

This month, Gravic presented on HPE Shadowbase Digital Resilience and Data Recovery at the BITUG Little SIG held in London. Data is a key aspect of digital resilience, and ensuring its continuous availability has never been more important. This is especially true as new government regulations, such as the European Union’s Digital Operations Resilience Act (DORA), impose stringent technical requirements on businesses to protect, detect, and recover from information technology incidents. We discussed exciting and innovative HPE Shadowbase solutions that are helping NonStop customers maximize digital resilience and address emerging business needs, like Ransomware data recovery, Cloud Integration, Streaming Data Analytics, and Virtualization. Please contact us if you would like us to present this topic to you or if you would like more information.

BITUG Little SIG provided an update for regional attendees who had not attended the Connect HPE TBC. Neil Davis (HPE) provided a business update on the recent HPE Discover held in Barcelona, mentioning that HPE NonStop had a strong performance in Northwestern Europe, that there were advancements in HPE GreenLake adoption, and how high interest rates affect the overall NS business. Neil also stressed that BASE24™ can be “run without risk on HPE NonStop,” since it is a tried and true application and platform combination.

Sean Bicknell (4TechSoftware) explained how he “went down the Ransomware wormhole on Google,” and looked at various Ransomware groups such as Black Cat. Graham Rogers (HPE) reminded everyone to be cautious, because these hackers track the visitors who search for this information. Sean highlighted that MGM Casino recently paid a whopping $55M Ransomware payment.

Iain Liston-Brown (HPE) provided an update on the next generation of NS systems. Shiva Subramanian (TCM) presented an overview of the various tools that are freely available today on NS (but that most customers do not know exist or even think about). David Lock (comforte) demonstrated H20 Flow, a Machine Learning program that does not require any programming.

The SIG wrapped up with an update from the BITUG AGM (Kevin Poultney, BrightStrand) and a fun Beer Bust held at a local Brew Dog.

Gravic Announces the General Availability of HPE NonStop Shadowbase Version 6.801

HPE NonStop Shadowbase Version 6.801 (T1122^ABF) is a full release that includes a large number of new and improved features:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise globally sells and supports Shadowbase solutions under the name HPE Shadowbase. For more information on this release, please contact your local HPE Shadowbase representative or visit our website

Gravic Wishes You a Joyous Holiday Season and a Peaceful New Year!

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