| Virtualization: A new IT hope
Virtualization has made the cloud possible, created the world of dynamic and software-defined IT infrastructures, and allowed businesses to run more efficiently and effectively. Join the Special Roundtable Webinar, March 23. Unlock the power of IoT and harness the full potential plus learn how to build and manage a data supply chain that creates real business value.
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|Future dates spell problems for IT
Beware the Y2038 and Y2042 bugs. Y2038 will cause 32-bit date/time fields to overflow on January 19, 2038. Limits in 64-bit date/time fields in IBM z/OS mainframes will prevent system clocks from returning dates beyond September 7, 2042. Apps that forecast interest rates and payouts already are impacted.
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|And the top 10 reasons to attend Discover 2017...
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|How to do more with less in the data center... No, Really!
Find out how hyperconvergence can transform your business and simplify the lives of your IT team.
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|Take the Survey: Discover your right mix
Arm yourself with new insight for your cloud strategy. See how your mix of private and public cloud stacks up to the competition.
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|Exclusive Report: How HPE’s acquisition
will accelerate your IT infrastructure
Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquired Nimble Storage to round out its extensive roster of enterprise flash storage solutions. But why should this matter for your business?
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|Who's Afraid of the Big Bad IoT?
Are our IoT fears truly justified? Let’s explore that complicated question to get to the heart of why many enterprises are second guessing their IoT ambitions -- and why giving into IoT fears may not be the smartest decision to make.
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Training sessions offered at Discover 2017!
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Software-Defined & Cloud
During March the Hyperconverged topic continued to be to spike in interest and so I added a couple more blogs related to how we are starting to combine Simplivity value into our new hyperconverged offerings
The discussion around Hybrid IT is also another topic that has started to trend - what is Hybrid IT and why I need a Hybrid IT strategy will continue to trend upwards as we move through June Discover and beyond For instance if you type in Digital Disruption on Google you will see it is one of the hottest topics in the datacenter at the moment. Couple that with the AWS disruption earlier last month has it has really stimulated a conversation around the need of developing a Hybrid IT strategy. Here are a series of articles you might find of interest on this topic:
HPE NonStop News
Connect Chapter and Special Interest Groups Events 2017
Why not attend a face-to-face meetup? Chapter and SIG events are updated as we receive them. See the calendar here.
Special Announcement: NonStop Under 40 Update – Join in the conversation
Announcing the launch of the NonStop Under 40 website, www.NSU40.com. NSU40 started as a meeting at the 2016 NonStop Technical Boot Camp, where NonStop professionals with varying degrees of experience met to discuss the current state of NonStop as it relates to the next generation of talent.
The NonStop Under 40 mission is to bring HPE NonStop Server awareness to a new generation of professionals by fostering professional development through relationship building, education and information sharing from the NonStop Community.
The website includes a Knowledgebase where the group is currently working to make educational videos and host online classes, as well as a Forum for people to discuss all things NonStop. It is a work in progress so we definitely ask for your involvement and feedback, as well as your help to spread the word.
Please register to start participating today
Check Out BrightStrand’s Flexible Resource Program
BrightStrand International’s flexible resource program allows customers to purchase a predetermined number of service days over a defined period. Your costs are less than those of an annual contract, and you have swift access to our highly skilled HPE NonStop team.
comForte eBook out now on Modernizing Applications on the NonStop Platform
What do you need to know about modernizing applications on the HPE NonStop platform?
In this eBook, you’ll learn the following:
- Why modernizing legacy applications on the NonStop platform is good IT strategy, given the evolution of both enterprise computing and the HPE NonStop platform
- The business case for modernizing applications
- Three potential approaches to modernization, and why one has such a high success rate
- Strategies for modernizing, including seven domains on which to focus for customer success
- Two case studies that illustrate real life challenges and solutions
"Open Up Your NonStop" Webinar Now Available to View
Did you miss NuWave's recent webinar? You can now view the recording and learn more about how easy LightWave products make it for NonStop applications to provide and consume REST Web services from middleware experts.
Simi Valley, CA March 21, 2017
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XYPRO® Technology Corporation, the leading provider of security software for HPE NonStop™ server environments, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Merlon Software Corporation, the leading provider of database management software for HPE NonStop™ servers.
N2TUG presents ' Mission: Virtual, Lone Star Style'
The North Texas and Oklahoma NonStop Users Group (N2TUG), in conjunction with the local HPE NonStop Sales team and our very generous NonStop Sponsors, are excited to invite you to a day full of great messages about NonStop at the beautiful Gaylord Texan resort on Lake Grapevine. The event is Thursday, June 1st, 2017.
Presentations will start at 9 AM in the Yellow Rose Ballroom, in the main atrium of the hotel. Registration and breakfast will open at 8:00. Our evening festivities will be in the Mission Plaza, also in the hotel.
Save the date! – Europe’s largest NonStop event: The eBITUG 2017 Summit
Don’t miss keynote speaker Jimmy Treybig, the father of the Tandem.
CSP presents this year's eBITUG 2017 Evening at Aqua Shard. This unforgettable event will be held at the world renowned Aqua Shard Restaurant and Bar on the evening of 9th May.
May 9-10 2017 -DoubleTree by Hilton, Tower Hill, London.
Learn more and register today! https://www.bitug.com/ebitug-2017/
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Where do we start?
Almost all businesses and organizations are producing more amounts of data than ever before. IBM says, around the world, every day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. (What is big data?) Data comes in many forms – digital devices produce responses and metrics, companies have more and more databases with customer information, employee records, healthcare records, payment data, research data, and more. Even emails, files, and other media containing data are being produced in large volumes.
Data is basically generated and gathered from, well, almost anything.
Much of the buzz lately is about IoT or the "Internet of Things". IoT represents any device that produces data - smartphones, watches, refrigerators, toasters, even electronic sensors at power plants or on train tracks – you name it. These devices can typically collect and connect so that the data can be accumulated and analyzed. IoT already creates huge volumes of data and by 2020, there will be around 25 billion connected ‘things’ according to Gartner (How much Data Will The Internet of Things (IoT) Generate by 2020?).
So what is the concern - why is data so important?
Register for NYTUG 2017
Registration for NYTUG is now open! Join the NonStop community in Berkeley Heights, NJ, on May 25, 2017. Visit our online invitation for more information and to sign up to attend this great event
HPE Education Services News
Want to chance to earn HPE digital badges that show your proficiency as an HPE trained technology professional? It’s here in April 2017!
Announcing: HPE introduces a digital badging program to reward our students with HPE-branded badges to recognize their training achievements. Any student completing training since Jan 2016 is being recognized, so if you have taken training with Education Services since that time you could have badges waiting for you.
What badges are being awarded?
HPE is providing an overall program badge, called Peak Performance. We are also awarding badges for courses taken in 6 special technology categories, which are:
Here is an example of how the HPE-branded digital badges look:
These badges are suitable for you to share on social media. We’ve made it easy for you to do this, with “share” buttons directly in the badge interface that connect you to LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
Where can you find your badges and more information on this program?
Finding your badges is easy. Just visit your “My Profile” page in our registration system. On that page, you’ll see a new Achievements tab with your program points and earned badges.
Want more information on the program itself? Visit our program page, at: www.hpe.com/ww/learnbadges
Need help to find your “My Profile” page? We’ve provided a link directly on the badge program page to make it easy. If you need help to login to your HPE Passport account which is required, you can also Contact Us.
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Ask about your digital badge for the event.
HPE Storage 2016 News
News from Around the Storage Block – from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito
Here are some of the articles on ATSB that I recommend you checkout.
- Just in case you missed it, here’s the post about HPE’s announced intent to acquire Nimble Storage.
- IDC Numbers for HPE 3PAR Storage: The Baseball Edition is from one of my favorite bloggers on ASTB Jorge Maestre. The IDC flash storage numbers are out again and Jorge talks about it with America’s favorite pastime.
- Recovery Manager Central is a data protection solution which moves block level volume snapshots from 3PAR to StoreOnce. Our technical marketing team has a post looking at the performance benefits of RMC vs traditional backup ISVs.
- The StoreVirtual 3200 is our entry level dual controller array that starts at $6000 US street price. I have a podcast with technical marketing comparing it to the traditional StoreVirtual appliances and VSA.
Mission Critical x86 News
Motech achieves high-speed in-memory computing with SAP HANA on CS500
Motech, the world’s largest manufacturer of solar cells, needed a new platform to deploy SAP HANA. After a series of stringent proof of concept assessments, the solar cell giant decided that HPE ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA Appliance was the best fit. Read this case study to understand how Motech transformed their ERP landscape and reduced accounting check out times from seven days to just one day, while delivering near real-time order-cost analysis and profit analysis reports to speed up the decision-making process for top executives.
Cartu Bank ensures continuous availability of payment services for Georgian businesses with HPE NonStop solutions
With more than 60% of all e-commerce transactions in the Eastern European country of Georgia going through Cartu Bank’s payment switch, you can be sure this bank understands the need for continuous availability. Read the Case Study to understand how HPE NonStop keeps the Georgian economy running 24x7.
Multipharma moves from IBM Power to Superdome X for HANA
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is helping Multipharma as it grows its network of El Ezaby pharmacies by 50%. To empower its data-driven organization, Multipharma migrated from IBM Power to SAP HANA® running on Superdome X. Now, even experiencing significant data increases, the company has enough capacity to handle five years of growth. Watch this video to learn more about the results or go to the HPE Integrity Superdome X page and find out how HPE can benefit your organization.
Investment banking solutions with ActiveViam and Superdome X
If you need to accelerate credit risk analysis and ensure compliance in the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB), and other banking regulations, make sure you read this new solution brief, to learn about the powerful combination of ActivePivot running on Superdome X for data analysis on the fly.
Scale up SQL Server environments to new heights
Read this Solution brief to understand how you can take your Microsoft Windows® environment to a new level with the advanced capabilities of Microsoft® SQL Server running on the powerful Superdome X. Windows supports now up to 24TB of memory on Superdome X. If you are already on a journey with Superdome X and SQL Server, check out the new technical whitepaper Installing Microsoft Windows Server 2016 on Superdome X.
HPE Superdome X doubles in-memory capability to 48TB
Meet the most demanding SLA´s for large business processing and data analytics workloads on a standard platform with Superdome X, now supporting twice the amount of memory, up to 48TB of memory. To learn more, visit www.hpe.com/info/superdomex.
Looking for a cost-effective platform for your mission-critical SAP applications?
Read this TCO analysis brochure comparing the costs of Superdome X and IBM Power when transitioning to SAP S/4HANA. The results show Superdome X delivers 60% lower TCO than IBM Power when configured for SAP HANA.
Unparalleled scale for real-time analytics with Oracle Database In-Memory
Read this technical whitepaper to learn how Oracle Database 12c In-Memory performs at scale to deliver real-time data analytics. Certified on Oracle® Linux 7 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, HPE Integrity MC990 X Server is #1 in scale-up capacity for Oracle Database In-Memory, providing four to thirty sockets and 1 to 48 TB of shared memory as a single system. And it’s unique modular architecture enables organizations to start small and scale up seamlessly as data environments grow, delivering optimum cost-efficiency.