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Overcoming the barriers to supercomputing

HPE Gen10 servers make it possible to discover insights into otherwise impenetrable information. Make HPC work for your business.

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The 10 'perks' IT workers want most

What really keeps employees satisfied and engaged? Is it the nap room, on-site spa or free dry cleaning? Think again.

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How HPE Synergy is challenging the public cloud

Helping customers resolve public cloud challenges.

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Join Nimble Storage for an intimate lunch-and-learn roadshow: The Power of Predictive Storage

Find out why 10,000+ customers love Nimble's radical simplicity and unique customer support model.

Find a location near you! Sept 11 - Sept 27

International business etiquette: 30 things you probably don’t know

Before your stamp your passport, take some time to brush up on these unique rules of international business etiquette.

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Why small businesses need to consider digital transformation

Digital transformation may be more associated with major corporations, but small businesses are rapidly engaging with the process in order to remain competitive. Check out these 5 emerging trends and strategies.

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How HPE is making blockchain resilient

HPE recently partnered with major blockchain player R3 to provide enterprise customers the resilience and scalability needed to bring their blockchain applications into production. Blockchain is effectively a distributed ledger technology (DLT); and R3 is the provider of the Corda open-source DLT, which is inspired by blockchain architecture. At HPE Discover in Las Vegas, R3 demonstrated Corda, now in public beta, running on Integrity NonStop and SQL/MX, a resilient, high-performance database.

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Elvis has left the building. Why some are exiting the public cloud

Public to private cloud—what’s behind the move? Check out these best practices in a hybrid IT environment.

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


Small & Midsize Business News

Hybrid IT: The gateway to a new, personalized shopping

IT virtualization helps retailers maximize efficiency and availability by creating shared pools of servers and storage, allowing for faster processing of POS, inventory, and other business applications. It allows stores to replace old and costly servers/ storage and add new resources at a moment’s notice to improve application scalability and availability. It also enables effective on-premises processing of applications and data—specifically those dealing with customer information and payment processing—that need to remain secure. However, cloud services may be needed to help with web, e-commerce, backup and recovery, and more. That’s where hybrid IT comes in.

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Take the Next Step to Becoming a Best-in-Class Mobile Organization

Read how leading organizations are embracing next generation mobile technology and how these new solutions are changing many areas of business today. In this report, we'll look at the challenges that small and midsize businesses face in taking the next step in their mobility initiatives.

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A New Way of Delivering IT

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is redefining the small business server by exclusively offering ClearOS software for preload on select servers, and as a download on all supported 300 series and below rack and tower servers. ClearOS is a simple, secure, and affordable operating system that features an intuitive and familiar web-based graphical user interface (GUI), and an application marketplace that contains over 100 apps and growing. Offering a cloud-like experience with the security and availability of on-prem, ClearOS can help SMBs slash IT costs and reduce complexity while gaining access to enterprise-grade security, network, server, and gateway features.

Designed for smaller organizations dealing with increasing mobile demands, Aruba Instant Wi-Fi combines superior performance, business grade security with the simplicity of zero-touch deployment.

Learn more  Simple, secure, and affordable IT for SMBs (ClearOS)


The most secure industry standard server

Secure your digital assets and modernize your infrastructure with the next generation of HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers. These top selling servers are completely redesigned and easily managed in a Hybrid IT environment – at no extra cost.  Deliver up to a 71% performance boost with the HPE ProLiant DL360 and DL380 Gen10 servers; ideal for growing businesses for multi-workload compute and storage.

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Looking for your own secret superpower?

While the HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen9 Server can’t actually grant magical superhero powers, it can give you a nearly superhuman ability to free up time, money, and human resources while also providing a class-leading combination of performance, availability, expandability, manageability, reliability, and serviceability.

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HPE NonStop News

NonStop TBC 2017 - Boot Camp Updates

NEW HPE technical breakout sessions announced.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise NonStop Division has released 12 of their planned breakout sessions for this year's Boot Camp. Check them out here.

Keynotes Added

Learn more about HPE Executive Keynotes from Randy Meyer and Andy Bergholz, as well as "The Secrets of Managing IT Teams" from Marty Edelman, the former Director of IT at Home Depot. Check them out here. 

Stay tuned for more breakout sessions as they are approved. The final list of sessions will be updated by October 1s

Early Bird Registration EXTENDED!

Connect has extended the deadline for Early Bird Registration! SAVE $300 by registering before September 8th. Click here to get started.

Reserve Your Room at the Hyatt Regency SFO NOW!

Connect has secured a discounted room rate for Boot Camp attendees at $235 per night. The discount expires on October 20th. Click here to Book Online.
If you plan to extend your stay beyond the dates on the room block, please let us know and we'll assist you with your reservation.

Call for Papers is OPEN!

Do you have a technical breakout session that you would like to present at Boot Camp? We are still accepting proposals for sessions. The deadline for submissions is September 1st. To learn more and submit your session for consideration, click here.

Save the date! ATUG 2017

Atlanta HPE NonStop User Group Chapter Meeting
September 20, 2017 Atlanta, Ga, Home Depot HQ

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The retail industry has become focused on Omni-Channel and within that movement a key foundation to accomplishing it resides in the integration of payments as part of the strategy. Lusis, a payment specialist provides key elements to enable this need. In simple terms the retail industry has to unify their customer experiences across all channels in order to provide a highly personalized experience. A significant key to that accomplishment is an IT architecture that enables these goals.

A retailer's ability to deliver a true Omni-Channel experience is dependent on the evolution of the current operating models. However, what is possible to deliver is dependent on the foundation of their IT environment and what it is capable of.  Old solutions are costly and slow to enhance and adapt. A modern micro-service payment architecture like the Lusis Tango product can keep pace and easily adapt to today's challenges.  

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“Wine” with OmniPayments at NonStop TBC 2017!

OmniPayments is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of NonStop TBC 2017’s closing reception on Tuesday, November 14th. At a wine party like no other, competing attendee teams will mix high-end wines to concoct the perfect blend. Blind tasting will determine a winner, which will be bottled for pick-up at the Registration Desk on Wednesday along with a complimentary wine sleeve for safe travels. All this from OmniPayments, a Boot Camp Diamond Sponsor and the creator of a Payments Switch proven in production processing 1 billion transactions per month. Available as a standalone switch or in the cloud as OmniCloudX on HPE NonStop X. 



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, October 13, 2017 at the Marriott Courtyard BWI Airport Hotel near Baltimore, MD, USA. (Click here for more information.) Expect HPE presentations on the NonStop HW/SW product roadmap and the new partnership with Blockchain, as well as several informative vendor presentations.


The Importance of Failover Testing

How relieved you will feel to know with certainty that your production system will fail over successfully to your backup system. The challenge is that testing failover requires you to perform a real-life failover, at which time both production and backup systems will be down. Sadly, too few companies test their backup procedures and thus risk a catastrophic failover fault. Read one company’s creative approach to its failover testing process and why active/active architectures don’t require failover testing.

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Merlon SQLXPress Delivers New Security Protection for NonStop SQL

Data is the lifeblood of mission-critical applications, and HPE NonStop customers rely on the powerful capabilities of NonStop SQL databases to store, analyze and manage that data. Therefore, NonStop customers need to ensure that NonStop SQL databases are well-organized, using efficient queries, and running at peak-performance. Now, with the release of Merlon SQLXPress 3.50, you can have the most functional graphical database management solution for NonStop SQL and strong security protections.

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DataExpress and cF expand partnership

Expanding on our existing technology partnership, DataExpress and comForte Inc have entered into a Distribution Agreement. Effective June 2017, the powerful DataExpress suite will be available for license through comForte Inc, with development and design continuing to reside with the DataExpress.  

DataExpress is the premier Secure Managed File Transfer suite and is available on HPE NonStop systems and Open Systems. It ensures the secure exchange of files, on time and in the format expected.

Contact us for a presentation, or check out the DataExpress website for more info here.


Are you curious about what NuWave's latest products, LightWave Client™ and LightWave Server™, have to offer?

View these in-depth demos to learn more about how LightWave products can help solve NonStop integration challenges using RESTful Web services!

View LightWave Client™ demo here.

View LightWave Server™ demo here.


2 Powerful Ways To Protect Sensitive Data On NonStop Systems

by Jonathan Deveaux, comForte Inc.

When looking for strong data security  for your sensitive/critical  data on NonStop systems, these 2 simple approaches meet key components of a layered security method and provide immediate protection of data.  Find out which 2 approaches you can deploy today on NonStop systems, that are proven, effective, and ensure your company stays out of the news headlines!

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Save the Date!

CTUG Fall Conference - Canadian Tandem User Group
October 11-12. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Canada Headquarters
Mississauga, Ontario
Information: Event Page and CTUG Website


Certification & Learning News


HPE ASE - Synergy Solutions Integrator V1 certification now available

Acquire practical integration skills to expand your HPE Synergy Solutions capability

The HPE ASE – Synergy Solutions Integrator V1 validates that you can expertly design, configure and integrate HPE's composable infrastructure and Synergy solutions into a customer environment. It also verifies your knowledge of the architectural model and ability to configure software-defined, composable infrastructure across storage, compute and networks.

Partners aiming to achieve this certification will also benefit from the Integrating HPE Synergy Solutions, Rev. 17.31 course (ID: 01092982) to prepare them for the HPE0-S50 exam. This course features 80% lab-intensive training and only 20% lecture time with real-world use cases and hands-on exercises such as:

  • Using HPE OneView to explore the Synergy 12000 Frame, management bays, Composer, Image Streamer, Storage/Compute/Fabric Interconnect Modules
  • Deploying cloud-native workloads in containers
  • Configuring application workloads with Chef
  • Using the Synergy Planning Tool and Sales Builder for Windows to configure and quote

Find out more about this certification requirements and prerequisites.


Learn how to configure, implement and install HPE Synergy solutions

HPE Press Study Guide to help prepare for the HPE ASE Synergy Solutions Integrator V3 certification is now available

Learn at your own pace and prepare for the HPE ASE Synergy Solutions Integrator V3 certification exam (HPE0-S50). The certification validates that you have the skills and expertise to configure, implement and install HPE Synergy solutions; it serves to position you and your organization as a trusted HPE Synergy advisor to customers.

This practical guide provides a valuable on-the-job reference for anyone involved in integrating HPE Synergy Solutions into a customer environment. There is in-depth coverage of the following topics: 

  • planning and design;
  • installation, configuration, and set up;
  • troubleshooting; and
  • managing, monitoring, and maintaining Synergy solutions using current tools such as HPE OneView.

To purchase a guide and take advantage of the special early bird discount, visit HPE Press today.


Software-Defined & Cloud

Building off my Public Cloud theme of last month, I have added a few more articles that provide some useful insights to when it is viable to place workloads in the Public Cloud and where it is more advisable to keep your workload closer to home and run them on your own infrastructure. I am starting to see what I define as born in the cloud companies expatriating their data and bringing it back in house as they need more access and flexibility with their data. Happy reading!

Oh Baby, Baby, It’s a Cloud World ... It’s Hard To Get By Just Upon a Public Cloud

Is Hybrid IT Replacing Public Cloud as the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

How to make Hybrid IT simple: The best of both worlds with on-premises IT and public cloud


Mission Critical x86 News

Now available: HPE ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP HANA scale-up configurations powered by the latest Intel® Scalable Platform Architecture

The HPE ConvergedSystem 500 scale-up configurations built on the latest Intel Xeon® scalable platform architecture are now available. These are optimized for analytics and S/4HANA workloads, as well as smaller application environments. SAP-certified up to 3 TB of memory, this system provides seamless scalability between 2 and 4 sockets with hundreds of scale-up configurations possible. For more information look at the product page and download the ConvergedSystems for SAP HANA solution brief  


NEW Blog post:  HPE x86 vs. IBM Power: 4 Facts to Consider Before Your SAP HANA Migration

If you’re planning to migrate from SAP® software on IBM Power 5, 6, or 7 system to SAP HANA® or S/4HANA®, you have a unique opportunity to evaluate your right mix and ensure it meets the needs of your business for decades to come. Read this short blog to understand the facts and why HPE is the ideal partner of choice for your SAP HANA deployment.


NEW Blog post: Transform Core Banking: Migrate from IBM Power to HPE Integrity Superdome X

Read this blog post to learn how Addiko Bank added capacity to handle future expansion while reducing costs by 78% and boosting performance by 2.5X by switching from IBM Power to HPE Superdome X.


NEW Brochure: Say “no” to downtime: HPE Serviceguard Disaster Recovery Solutions for Linux

Read this recently published brochure to understand how HPE can help you minimize the risk and cost of downtime with HPE Serviceguard Disaster Recovery Solutions for Linux.


HPE Storage News

News from Around the Storage Block – from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito

Since the focus of this month’s eNews is High Performance Computing, take a look at the blog post I did Diving in to HPE Apollo Servers, with an overview of the Apollo family as well as the new Apollo 6000 Gen10.

Do you know what object storage and are you making use of it in your environment? It’s an emerging hot topic and I’ve got a blog post that explains it nicely focusing on HPE Apollo Servers and Scality Software.

The latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid State Arrays (SSA) is out – if you’re thinking about an all-flash array, this post is a must read! Gartner have also released their Critical Capabilities for SSAs report. Check out the blog post and you’ll see that HPE all-flash arrays are either #1 or #2 in all 5 categories!.

Finally, have you joined our HPE Storage LinkedIn Group, the home of the Connect Storage Special Interest Group. I manage closely who joins the group so the conversations are very high quality. Request to join today and drop me an email letting me know you’re a Connect member so I roll out the red carpet for you.