Simplifying today’s data center with software-defined intelligence
Solutions are available that dramatically increase data center simplicity. Here’s how to put infrastructure management in the driver’s seat.

Can applications achieve Seven 9s Availability?
Companies sometimes assert extraordinary availabilities such as seven 9s for their applications. However, they should be careful about what that seven 9s declaration comprises. Does it encompass only the application, or does it also include the servers, the network, the IT staff, the environmental factors? Such system components must be considered when negotiating license agreements and can impact even the most reliable software’s availability claim.

WATCH: Introducing the Nimble Storage Secondary Flash Array Chalk Talk
Put your backup data to work. Performance that lets you get more value from your backup –Dev/Test, QA, Reporting, Analytics and more…

Webinar: Go beyond legacy infrastructure with HPE Hyperconvergence
Get a clear understanding of what hyperconvergence is, why it matters, and why it’s important to choose the right architecture.

Webinar details:
Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. CST | 8 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. PT
Duration: 40 minutes

The art of sizing your IT Infrastructure
No crystal ball can ensure perfect sizing. HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged solutions offer a huge advantage for businesses that want agility and incremental cost advantages of the public cloud in their own data center.

In celebration of female engineers and innovators
Technology innovation is the bedrock of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and our employees are the engine that fuels it. Inspiring women in technical roles through the stages of their careers and lives as we continuously push the boundaries of technology to deliver life-enriching innovations that impact our customers, partners and the world is the end goal.

The quickie guide to continuous delivery in DevOps
Here's a quick guide to help you figure out which continuous delivery concepts will help you breathe easy, and which are only hot air.

The unique modular architecture of HPE Superdome Flex: How it works and why it matters
Is your infrastructure straining to handle demands to process ever-growing data sets? Learn how the unique modular architecture of HPE Superdome Flex delivers extreme performance, high bandwidth and consistent low latency, even at the largest configurations.

Do you have a customer success story, news, upcoming event or webinar? Share it with the community here .

Software-Defined & Cloud

Happy April!! Certainly in Houston Texas, March came in as a lion and went out as a lamb and now we are enjoying a glorious Spring. And as with everything Spring, it comes with the emergence of new things. So it was with great excitement that we launched the General Availability of HPE OneSphere which enables IT, lines of business, and developers to work together more effectively and move digital business initiatives forward faster. HPE OneSphere is an as-a-service multi-cloud management platform that simplifies management of multi-cloud environments and on-premises infrastructure. Through a unified view, IT now can compose hybrid clouds capable of supporting both traditional and cloud-native applications.

Here are a couple of interesting articles that summarizes OneSphere General Availability and how it can be used. Happy reading.

IT Ops, Developers, and Business Leaders Can Now Seamlessly Manage Their Hybrid Cloud Environment

Alexa, How Are My Cloud Providers Doing Today?


HPE Education Services News

Thinking of attending HPE Discover Las Vegas 2018?  Don’t miss out on the FREE full day training classes taking place on Sunday 17th and Monday  18th June.  HPE Education Services will be running hands-on technical sessions on HPE Nimble and their one day hands-on Test Drive Composability class.  Just announced – a full day DevOps simulation class will also be offered. These sessions are limited in numbers and will fill up quickly.   Watch out for registration to open for these training classes.  Make even more of your time at HPE Discover!


Free Expert Series Seminars

Don’t forget about our free expert series seminars - DevOps, Synergy, Composable, Hyperconverged, Management of Change, Deep learning and more. Click here to watch the replays.


HPE NonStop News


Registration for NonStop Technical Boot Camp 2018 is OPEN!

Join the NonStop community in Burlingame, CA for the NonStop event of 2018.
#NonStopTBCNovember 12-14, 2018 - Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

Click here to learn more and register today!

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HPE NonStop Partner Technical Symposium 2018
Registration Packages have gone out!

Registration packages have been sent out to the NonStop Partner community for this year’s Partner Technical Symposium. The event will be held on Monday, July 9th, 2018 with requested Partner meetings following on July 10th and 11th.  This is our last year at HPE’s current headquarters located at 3000 Hanover Street, Building 20A, in Palo Alto, California 94304.  This is the same location where the event was held in 2016 and 2017.

If you have not received a registration package through email or would like more information email:

Facebook broke Data Privacy rules

In this blog post, read some quick lessons from the Facebook “breach of trust” incident which impacted millions of people.  From an enterprise perspective, comforte helps organizations secure sensitive customer data and enable analytics while maintaining privacy and security – a necessity in today’s data-driven economy.

Look at what’s new with the low cost, high capacity, cloud storage solution-Tape!

Hybrid IT, what does it mean? Simply put, it’s an approach to enterprise computing in which an organization provides and manages some information technology (IT) resources in-house but uses cloud-based services for others. One of the key cloud-based services? Storage. And what underpins much of cloud based storage? Tape. Read this article to learn about the newest advancements in tape technology, and the massive increases in tape capacity that’s right around the corner

HPE NonStop and Hybrid IT:
The Best of Both Worlds

Hybrid IT Infrastructure has been a core part of HPE’s strategy for a number of years now, and it’s easy to see why.  Across their product portfolio, they have made a massive investment in public and private cloud infrastructure, developing dedicated hardware and partnering with Microsoft Azure and others.  But what does Hybrid IT mean for the average NonStop installation?

Read more


Gravic Publishes New Article on Benefits of Scale-Out Architectures

Gravic recently published the article, Scale-up is Dead, Long Live Scale-out! Keeping up with user demand is a significant challenge for IT departments. The traditional scale-up approach suffers from significant limitations and cost issues that prevent it from satisfying the ever-increasing workloads of a 24x7 online society. The use of massively parallel processing and scale-out architectures is the solution, since they can readily and non-disruptively apply additional compute resources to meet any demand, at a much lower cost, and with improved service availability. The use of a data replication engine, such as HPE Shadowbase, to share and maintain consistent data between multiple systems enables scale-out application and workload distributions across multiple compute nodes, which provides the necessary scalability and availability to meet the highest levels of user demand now and into the future.


BITUG Big SIG - British Isles Tandem User Group

May 9, 2018
Trinity House, Tower Hill, London
View the Big Sig 2018 Agenda
Event Info


Connect Germany (GTUG) - European NonStop Hotspot
Register today for The “European NonStop HotSpot - Conference & Exhibition” hosted by GTUG and Connect Germany.
May 14-16, 2018
The Westin Hotel Leipzig
vent Info: GTUG Website



Save the Dates for NENUG & NYTUG!

 We are happy to announce the dates for two great events coming up this year: the return of NENUG (New England NonStop User Group) on May 21, 2018, at HPE in Andover, Massachusetts; and NYTUG (New York/New Jersey Tandem User Group) will be held May 23, 2018, at HPE in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.

We are currently working on a great agenda with HPE for these events and will provide more information when topics and presentations are finalized.


Mexico City - MEXTUG

Bienvenidos a la Ciudad de México (MEXTUG) NonStop grupo enfocado capítulo. Como un nuevo capítulo de Connect, animamos a la gente a inscribirse como miembros y unirse a nuestro grupo. Por favor, busque más información para ser enviado a este grupo en un futuro muy próximo.

Chapter Leader: Edgar Veloz

Save the Date!

This year's N2TUG meeting will be on June 7 at the Hilton Plano Granite Park.
We are excited to welcome back Jimmy Treybig, Founder of Tandem Computers, as our special guest keynote speaker.
We also are planning to have HPE speak on the upcoming Mission-Critical Blockchain Distributed Ledger product based on R3 Corda.

Don’t miss the special evening of socializing and networking.
More details coming soon!


HPE Storage News

News from Around the Storage Block – from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito

If you haven’t been Around the Storage Block with me, here’s what you’ve missed:

  • Since early March, I’ve published five demos showing different features of HPE InfoSight. In my article Two more HPE InfoSIght demos I have the latest demos and links to all the previous ones. This is worth checking out if you don’t know about HPE InfoSight. It’s game changing!
  • Last month I told you about a new webcast channel we have on BrightTalk. We have an article telling you about the webcasts we did in March and the ones coming up soon.
  • One of our solutions managers, Mike Harding, has an interesting article titled Virtualization is dead and forgotten. A really great post that anyone thinking about AI, automation, or containers.
  • Did you get a greeting card on World Backup Day? Just so you don’t forget about the importance of data protection, we have a blog post for you, just in case you didn’t get a World Backup Day greeting card!
  • I just found out that half of our top 50 videos on our HPE Technology YouTube channel are my videos! I was surprised to learn that but also proud that so many of you like my videos. I have a playlist that makes it easy for you to check out all my videos so feel free to binge watch my ATSB videos!


Be sure you’re following @HPE_Storage and you can always find me on Twitter as @CalvinZito.



Mission Critical x86 News

Catch the wave of innovation with HPE

Watch this video to learn how companies are realizing value from migrating their IBM Power environments to standards-based HPE mission-critical x86 solutions.


Grifols  - SAP HANA Testimonial video

Grifols is a global healthcare company transforming human plasma into products for medical purposes. Hear about their experience with SAP HANA and HPE solutions in this 2 min video.


Summary of Superdome Flex performance benchmarks:

In case you missed them before, here are links to the performance briefs for Superdome Flex


NEW Serviceguard for Linux Demo Videos

Below are links to six demo videos for Serviceguard for Linux

  • HPE Serviceguard for Linux integration with Oracle ASM mirroring: YouTube
  • HPE Serviceguard for Linux integration with root disk monitoring: YouTube
  • Manage HPE Serviceguard for DB2 on Linux: YouTube
  • HPE Serviceguard solutions for SQL Server on Linux – AOFI: YouTube
  • HPE Serviceguard solutions for SQL Server on Linux – AOAI: YouTube


JK Tyre accelerates insights with a move to SAP HANA and HPE

JK Tyre, a market leader in India manufacturing tires, tubes and flaps for trucks and buses, replaced its aging UNIX® system and Oracle database with ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA, resulting in 20x faster reporting.

Click here to view the case study  


NEW Blog post:
From bottleneck to agile powerhouse: DSG IT empowers this retail business with timely insights

Slow growth and increasing consumer demands challenge the retail market. Read this blog to learn how to tackle these challenges with accelerated data insights, thanks to in-memory computing and SAP HANA. The blog provides a high level overview of Dansk Supermarked Group journey to SAP HANA and results.


NEW Blog post:
A next-generation platform for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2017: HPE Superdome Flex

Are you ready to rely on SQL Server for critical operations in the enterprise? What is the right infrastructure for demanding workloads? In this blog post, you can learn about HPE Superdome Flex, a next-generation platform for Microsoft SQL Server.