Are you getting growth mindset wrong?
How is success measured in your organization? Discover how to cultivate people's effort and promote willingness to learn.

What software-defined really means for your data center
Does your data center take advantage of today’s tech to have something for everybody? Here is where ease of use meets innovation.

The death of third party data
With GDPR in full force, the days of third party data are numbered.

Common signposts on the Cloud migration journey
Every journey to Cloud is unique and every enterprise has different short-and-long-term goals. Is it time to reboot your Cloud strategy?

Reasons to bring together HPC and AI
The future of HPC and AI holds incredible promise. AI and HPC deliver benefits in ways we had once not thought possible.

How to accelerate time to value for blockchain initiatives
So, when the hype settles and reality sets in, what's left? What it takes to deliver enterprise-blockchain solutions.

WEBINAR: Beyond the hype: 5 things to ensure success with IoT implementation
Everyone hears stories of the advantages the IoT can deliver, and equally as popular are the horror stories associated with IoT implementations. Regardless of where you are in your IoT journey, there are five top keys to success to consider before developing or extending your IoT footprint.

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

Software-Defined & Cloud

A shorter reading list for this month thinking that you still might be in vacation mode. At HPE Discover in June Hypeconverged Infrastructure continued to be a primary focus for many customer attending the event, so I am providing a couple of interesting articles on that topic. The first provides a couple of key imperatives to keep in mind as you modernize or start to make plans to modernize your Data Center. The second is a grouping of 4 healthcare companies that are progressing through their digital transformation with HCI and the gains they have been making along the way. Each story is different and hopefully they will provide some interesting ideas and suggestions for you.

Food for Thought as You Modernize Your Data Center

Pain Relief for Healthcare Data Centers


The last article is an item of news I have not expanded on too much to date, so I am adding this blog to serve as an appetizer to a lot more interesting stories to follow. In a nutshell, compute and storage have been the primary focus areas for software-defining and automating IT. Networking has been somewhat forgotten. With the addition of Plexxi into the HPE family expect to read a lot more about our plans for Software-Defining Networking in the future.

Just announced! HPE acquisition of Plexxi is final


HPE Education Services News

HPE introduces updated VMware training with vlabs from HPE on HPE equipment

HPE is excited to offer updated VMware training courses, just in time for our customers to get ready for VMworld 2018 events around the globe!

VMware vSphere 6.7:

Click here for more information on VMware training courses and the Top10 reasons for upgrading VMware.


New this summer!
HPE Nimble Storage Advanced Administration and Integration training course available from HPE

Need a deeper practical understanding of the advanced features of HPE Nimble Storage?

Want hands-on practice working with HPE Nimble Storage solution features and how they integrate into VMware®, Microsoft® Windows, Linux and Veeam®?

Appreciate 3 consecutive days of extended lab time starting immediately after the class finishes?

Gain all of this and more: attend our new Nimble Advanced training course.

  • See the course schedule here and Register

  • See the course datasheet here and Read

  • See other HPE Storage courses on our Storage course listing web page here à View


VMworld 2018, Las Vegas, August 26 – 30, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center
HPE will once again be a Global Diamond Sponsor at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

We will be showcasing how we simplify Hybrid IT deployment and management with integrated, composable-ready solutions from HPE and VMware. Come and meet our HPE Education Services consultants and training experts in the HPE booth and learn about our extensive training curriculum and Digital Learner – transforming learning to deliver better digital skills.

Learn more


HPE NonStop News

Early Bird Registration for #NonStopTBC18 is Open.
Don't miss the NonStop community event of 2018!

On behalf of Connect Worldwide, we invite you to the 2018 NonStop Technical Boot Camp in Burlingame, California on November 12-14, 2018. This event brings NonStop customers, experts, and partners together to leverage and grow their community.

Take advantage of deep-dive pre-conference seminars. Hear the latest HPE plans for the future of NonStop. Attend one of many break-out sessions. Connect with NonStop partners in the Partner Pavilion.

Early Bird registration is open until October 1st. Don't delay and register now for the premiere NonStop community event of 2018.

Come join the NonStop community.


Navid Khodayari
President, Connect Worldwide



Take advantage of early bird savings until October 1, 2018.

Register NOW for just $1395.




Connect has secured a great room rate for Boot Campers at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Reserve your room before October 22, 2018 to get the Group Rate of $209 per night.

Reserve your room online now.






Do you have a technical breakout session you would like to present at boot camp? Share your NonStop solutions and technical knowledge at this year's #NonStopTBC. The deadline to submit your session is September 1st.

Learn how to submit your session here.



NEW IN 2018:

Join the Women of NonStop for a special mixer on Monday, November 12th at 5:30pm.
Hear more about the Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship program and network with the women who power the NonStop community.


NEW IN 2018:

Are you NonStop Under 40 (NSU40)? If so, don't miss out on the first annual NonStop TBC Under 40 Pub Crawl! Stay tuned for details!


Sponsored by CSP

Pick up your Boot Camp badge and conference materials from 4:00-6:00pm on Sunday at a special Registration Reception sponsored by CSP!

After the reception, join the Partners in the Partner Pavilion for the #NonStopTBC18 annual
Beer Bust, sponsored by CSP.



The future of NonStop is bright, and the NonStop Partner Community will be at NonStop TBC to share their innovations, insights, and bright ideas. Check out the Partner Directory for #NonStopTBC18 to see who you will meet at Boot Camp.

View the 2018 Partner Directory





The latest digital issue of The Connection is out!

Share your NonStop best practices, tips and tricks and customer success stories in the premier HPE NonStop user-focused technical magazine here.


“The Hackers are coming, what are you doing about it?”  Not “you” per se, but your company…  this was the title of the presentation comforte Inc. gave at the HPE Discover conference – in the Connect Community Tech Forum. Warren Poschman spoke to a standing-room-only crowd of people interested in hearing how we at comforte suggest solving the issue of hackers, attackers, and data breaches.

Companies are listening and taking action! Here’s a press release highlighting yet another company who recently invested in data-centric data protection by comforte to help bolster their cybersec program – MPSI is a payments processing company based in Europe that needed to address compliance and regulation requirements such as PCI DSS and GDPR. Read how MPSI expects to use the tokenization solution by comforte to reduce compliance scope by meeting the requirement for sensitive data on core enterprise components.

Also check out our website to learn more about Data Protection for your Enterprise and for HPE NonStop Systems, and how we address regulatory compliance requirements.


Gravic Publishes Article: Switching Replication Engines with Zero Downtime – Part 2

Gravic recently published Part 2 of the article series, Switching Replication Engines with Zero Downtime in the July/August issue of The Connection. Sometimes it is necessary to change or upgrade to a new data replication engine version. The zero downtime migration approach will impose no downtime on either applications or users. This migration technique is similar to the HPE Shadowbase Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) technique that customers have been using for decades to upgrade their applications, database schema formats, file and table locations (or indices), operating systems, or perform a hardware refresh. This article discusses how the Version Independence approach discussed in Part 1 of this series can be improved using one or two additional nodes. It also explains how to protect the old production and old standby system(s) while the replication engines are being upgraded or switched.


XYPRO partners with CyberArk and SailPoint to maximize enterprise identity governance and security investments for HPE NonStop servers

Expanding on the recent strategic SailPoint partnership and integration for the HPE NonStop Server, XYPRO is thrilled to announce our partnership with CyberArk, the leader in privileged access security

XYPRO has worked closely with CyberArk and our mutual customer base to deliver the only CyberArk integration for the HPE NonStop server. XYPRO’s  XYGATE Identity Connector for CyberArk bridges the existing gap on HPE NonStop servers between identity governance and enterprise password management.

Read More


Gravic Publishes New HPE Shadowbase Presentation Web Page

Gravic published a new Presentation web page on its Publication website pages, featuring the latest HPE Shadowbase data replication software solutions. We hope that you enjoy learning more about these solutions, product updates, use cases, and case study from viewing the following presentations:

  • Overview and Use Case Solutions
  • Competitive Positioning and Value Proposition, BASE24™, and New & Future Features
  • Support for IBM DB2
  • Delivering Business Continuity for Vital Applications – Best Practices (an HPE presentation)
  • Prescription Drug Fraud Prevention – Data Integration Case Study


Desert Users of Tandem 2018 Chapter Meeting
September 11, 2018

9501 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ

For more information, please contact Kathy Wood


Atlanta Tandem User Group
September 19, 2018

HPE Customer Solution Center
5555 Windward Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA. 30004

ATUG 2018 is already looking to be a great show! We hope you can join us!

This will be an event you don't want to miss:

  • Opening remarks from HPE National Sales Manager Ken Goldman
  • Tour of HPE Customer Solution Center
  • Live DEMO of HPE Virtualized NonStop
  • HPE Product Roadmap Update from Kevin McDowell
  • Special guest speaker Greg Swedosh, Knightcraft Technology
  • And More...

Visit the event page to get details about the event, including updates to the agenda as we start to put the event together. 

Attendee Registration will open August 21st


Registration Now Open for the MATUG Fall Users Meeting

Please register via EventBrite for the Mid-Atlantic Tandem User Group (MATUG) meeting scheduled for 8am-5pm on Friday, September 28, 2018at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore-BWI Airport near Baltimore, MD, USA. (Click for more information.) Expect HPE presentations on the NonStop HW/SW product roadmap and new technology with blockchain, as well as several informative vendor presentations.

Attention Vendors: There are only four 25-minute vendor presentation slots still available, for a reasonable sponsorship fee (TBD based on overall meeting expenses, including meals and estimated to be around $500). These slots will be filled on a “first-come-first-serve” basis, based on the time of your email response to Susan Loeliger, MATUG Secretary/Treasurer. (User presentations take preference and are free.)



Save the Date!

CTUG is pleased to announce their Fall Conference.

Conference: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Education Session: Thursday, September 27, 2018

CTUG's theme for this year:

NonStop's Value Today

Highlighting the recent technology changes that facilitate integration of modern NonStop into an enterprise Hybrid Infrastructure.

Come listen to enterprise experts, solution providers and HPE executives, get to know your NonStop community members and the CTUG board - we're all here for you at this year's Conference!

Location: Hewlett–Packard Canada, 5150 Spectrum Way, Mississauga, Ontario

Please check our website for more info:


MexTUG 2018

Save the date!

Thursday, October 4, 2018
9:00 AM  6:30 PM

Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel and Towers325 Paseo de la ReformaCiudad de México, CDMX, 06500Mexico (map)

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and renew your subscription now. Feel free to forward to others.

If you missed the 2017 NonStop Technical Boot Camp Presentations


It is not too late! Turn your NonStop Technical Boot Camp presentation
into an article for any upcoming issue of The Connection here.



HPE Storage News

News from Around the Storage Block – from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito

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We had some 3PAR news since the last eNews and VMworld is coming up. Here’s what’s going on Around the Storage Block:


Mission Critical x86 News


UNIX-to-Linux server migration from IBM to HPE helps VIVACOM optimize telecom services:
HPE Integrity Superdome X reliability and efficiency saves €100,000 per year

In order to reduce costs and improve flexibility for mission-critical billing and other core business applications, leading Bulgarian telecommunications operator VIVACOM replaced their IBM Power systems with HPE Integrity Superdome X. As a result, they gained mission-critical performance and reliability in an industry-standard architecture. Their savings? €1 million in CAPEX and reduced OPEX by €100,000 per year

For all the details read this case study.


Defying the law of diminishing returns: HPE Superdome Flex delivers high performance at scale

Read this blog post and learn more about HPE Superdome Flex, a performance superstar with a unique modular architecture designed to scale up as a single system from four sockets to a whopping 32 sockets of compute. The blog covers the reasons why Superdome Flex keeps delivering the highest levels of performance, even at the largest configurations. It also provide examples where the platform leads in a variety of published performance benchmarks. Read on and learn about this HPE mission-critical platform, ideal to power your critical applications, enable real-time analytics and in-memory high performance computing workloads.   


HPE Workload Security for Linux (WASL): Achieve security compliance in minutes

Read this blog to learn how HPE Workload Aware Security for Linux (WASL) helps reduce security compliance deployment time from days to minutes for HPE servers including SAP HANA solutions. HPE WASL is an intuitive push-button security compliance checking tool featuring optional single-click remediation for HPE systems and HPE SAP HANA appliances. WASL hardens both the OS instance and the SAP HANA application achieving over 90% security compliance in minutes.


New interview: Randy Meyer on meeting today’s data challenges

What are today’s biggest data challenges? How can you meet them? Randy Meyer, HPE’s VP and General Manager of Compute Solutions, discussed this and more at Discover 2018 – and we’ve got the video.

“Today it’s about real-time,” says Randy. “People want to make decisions right now.”

“Real-time decision-making on massive amounts of data. That’s where Superdome Flex comes in. Modular, scalable, massive in-memory capability. So, whether you’re a small customer or a large customer, whether your dataset size is 2TB or 24TB, [you] want to be able to put all that data in memory and take action on it right now.”

Watch the full interview


New whitepaper: World-record SAP performance on Superdome Flex

Do you need your SAP® or SAP HANA workloads to really fly? A new technical whitepaper details the lightning performance of Superdome Flex in two key benchmarks:

  • OLTP traditional ERP workload modelling: two-tier SAP Sales and Distribution (SD) standard application benchmark

  • OLAP modern analytics workload modelling: SAP Business Warehouse (BW) edition for SAP HANA® standard application benchmark

The findings include a world record single-DB-node result, plus stellar scale-up capability across the board. Click below to read it.

Get the whitepaper