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The eyes of the Prognosis user community are all on IR Connect.
From recent years of being promoted as IR Summit, the major event of the year for the Prognosis community is now IR Connect. The ongoing, global pandemic has brought with it the necessity to change the format and today IR Connect is a virtual event, entirely complimentary for all community members. The event will take place over four days between October 19 and 23, 2020, but for many attendees this will be their first time hearing directly from IR executives and product specialists about the exciting changes now under way across all of IR solutions. If you are interested in attending, please use the link below to register.
“While many things have changes about this year’s conference, IR Connect is the result of a natural progression of IR conferences growing ambition and impact over the years,” wrote Tim Poindexter in his post, The evolution of IR Connect to the IR blog. “IR Connect is all new – redesigned, reconfigured, rebranded, relaunched! And it focuses on the importance of connection. There are complex webs of interconnected systems working in the background to enable these interactions to happen. IR Connect is focused on helping companies maintain and manage the most critical systems in their business, to keep connections open.”
When it comes to NonStop and the mission critical applications it supports, Prognosis has been the mainstay of management and monitoring all aspects of what is connected to the applications. From the resources assigned to the applications to the network itself all the way to the end devices, it has been the dashboards of Prognosis that have kept management informed about every step taken by a transaction. Mission critical applications by their very nature, must be secure and certainly unencumbered with overheads, latency and anything that might detract from an effortless customer experience.
“Consumers expect a seamless end-to-end purchase experience,
tailored to their unique preferences.
Ensuring you can deliver on that experience
is critical to customer loyalty and business success.”
HPE has noticeably stepped up its investment in NonStop. From proprietary hardware and specialty development tools, today’s NonStop user can choose to run NonStop on traditional hardware, virtually capitalizing on the popularity of VMware among IT data center’ professionals or even out of private clouds. As long as the servers are based on Intel x86 architecture and there is an ability to connect to communications fabrics (e.g. InfiniBand on traditional hardware, Converged Ethernet on virtual machines), modern enterprises can elect to run NonStop in a manner that best meets their business goals.
NonStop has a strong presence within the IR user community, whether in support of a financial institution’s payments applications or simply occupying a critical place within a company’s IT infrastructure. The attention being given to digital transformation (DX) has brought with it the need to look at how best to deploy IR solutions going forward. Adding hypervisors beneath one or more supervisors has brought with it a need for greater insight into the performance of the many contributing core and middleware components present in support of NonStop. At its simplest, it means that providing insight into the business mandates gathering more and more data about the operational environment in real-time.
To this end, IR is revolutionizing its Prognosis platform. As one promotion for the upcoming IR Summit highlighted, the user community will be among the first to see IR’s new “cloud-based payments analytics solution that uncovers intelligence and insights in real time!”. Regardless of whether a data center support of mission critical applications relies on a NonStop systems, a hybrid of NonStop and open systems, or even a hybrid of NonStop and a private cloud – the flexibility of the underlying architecture of the Prognosis platform can now accommodate whatever path is chosen.
As the impact of hybrid IT increases, there is also an increased need for reliability. The NonStop systems that IR Prognosis customers have relied upon for decades come with an availability signature that no other systems have managed to equal. The data created in real-time on NonStop and made available to analytics processes will be covered in depth at IR Connect. For many, this will be a highlight of the event as all mission-critical applications benefit from taking meaningful actions as a result of insights analytics provide.
IR has now added Payments Analytics to its solution portfolio. It is the “next generation payments assurance solution, purpose-built for card payments. With real-time access to transaction information, this new solution accelerates data into intelligence, empowering you to share insight across your organization, capture opportunity within complexity and surpass the payments experience your customers expect.”
As a cloud-based payments analytics solution, it heralds the beginning of a re-engineered Prognosis platform – one that is optimized for supporting NonStop even as it executes off-platform. This is an approach many NonStop customers are already accustomed to. NonStop is engineered to be the premier platform in support of mission-critical applications, whereas open platforms are the predominant vehicle for running the resource-intense processing required of analytics solutions.
To find out more about the Prognosis Cloud Platform and Payments Analytics, and of how IR is reengineered Prognosis in much the same way as HPE has reengineered NonStop, make sure you register for IR Connect. Should you have any questions and would like to know more about IR solutions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your IR sales team. We look forward to addressing any topic that may be of interest to you and your enterprise.
VP Sales – Payments Performance Monitoring