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NTI – a strategy for DRNet® revealed at NonStop Technical Boot Camp
In the previous article published in the November issue of NonStop Insider we included carefully worded language concerning what NTI would be discussing at the upcoming NonStop Technical Boot Camp (TBC). As the heading of that article foretold, a strategy would be unfolding and now with TBC behind us, we know! NTI more than simply took the wraps off new features for DRNet®,including coverage of our new DRNet® for Splunk program that will now be called DRNet® /Vision and our DRNet® for RDF Replacement program; NTI made a major move to more fully embrace the world of virtualized NonStop (vNS) having made the decision to purchase vNS from HPE.
No sooner than TBC had ended we summarized the update we provided. In the November 16, 2018, post, NTI plays a big card at NonStop Technical Boot Camp, 2018 we explained that it has been our intention for some time now to provide NSaaS from our own data centers. “Furthermore, as an indication of just how well our news was received we had a number of customer coming up to us”, said Tim Dunne, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, NTI, “expressing interest in our vNS support of NSaaS.” For now, NTI is actively soliciting feedback from the NonStop community about its likely use of NTI’s NSaaS offering, but simply us making the investment in vNS, “has the NonStop community talking and that’s always a good sign!”
All of this had to do naturally enough with the announcement that as of Tuesday, November 13, NTI made public for the first time our intention to pursue a proactive program in support of virtualized NonStop (vNS). To this end and, “Given NTI’s announcement at Boot Camp citing intentions to provide vNaaS, NTI has in fact purchased multiple vNonStops to complement our existing multi-system environment,” said Dunne. “NTI’s intent is well-funded and appreciates the good support of HPE”. There are a lot of positive aspects from HPE funding the NonStop team to ensuring NonStop will work just as effectively with virtual machines of the future as NonStop has with traditional machines of the past even as we know virtual machines can be just as prone to faults as any machine in the past. And the most positive aspect of the now released vNonStop is that HPE is being very partner friendly.
For some time now the HPE NonStop team has been promoting the prospect that it would be the vendor community stepping up to deploy virtualized NonStop services, as NSaaS, and that the NonStop user community should be prepared to hear from vendors of their plans to pursue such an undertaking so now, the NonStop community can take comfort in the knowledge that this wasn’t just wishful thinking on the part of the NonStop team. “Just to reiterate and to make sure the NonStop community fully understands what we have just done”, added Dunne, “NTI is in fact the first partner to purchase multiple vNonStops not only for vNS test beds but to satisfy intent to deliver vNaaS”
If you were among those that were not present for TBC or didn’t have a chance to hear the presentation by NTI Management, and you would like to know more about any of these announcements, then don’t hesitate in reaching out directly to Dunne as he will be only too happy to take your calls at this time. And if you have immediate needs to test a new solution or have interest in checking out L-Series prior to your new systems arriving, that too would be a topic Dunne would be happy to cover with you.
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