The biggest HPE 3PAR StoreServ announcement in years!

It’s the biggest HPE 3PAR StoreServ announcement since the launch of the 7000 family over four years ago. Watch the podcast here and stay tuned for more enhancements.

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What are the 2017 technology trends small and medium-sized businesses will need to adopt?

Here is a quick primer on the key technologies to watch.

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5 steps to building a Composable Infrastructure with HPE Synergy

Your path to Composable Infrastructure is unique. Learn how to kick-start your projects with confidence.

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Everything you need to know about clouds and hybrid IT

With an organized hybrid IT plan, you can move your company into the future using both 21st century cloud and your existing technology with its 20th century roots.

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The fallacy of Classic Availability Theory

MTBF and MTR are random variables and are considered memoryless. In other words, a system failure or a system repair is independent of what has happened in the past and will have no impact on the future. But availability in the real world is time-based. Memory exists. Thus we introduce MTTF – Mean Time to Failure.

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9 ways to make IoT devices more secure

New devices are being plugged into the Internet of Things at rapid speed. While IoT is expected to offer many benefits, adding insecure devices to an enterprise network can have serious consequences.

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Why security is the top issue for DevOps teams in 2017

If DevOps is all about continuous collaboration throughout the development cycle, why is there such
a disconnect between developers and security pros?

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The right customers at the right time

Wait for it…
Contrary to logic, you don’t want all of your customers right away.

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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


Guide: Take control of your data

Make sense of your data storage technology and architecture choices and how they might impact your business with this in-depth guide to storage.

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Switch it Good

Discover how future-ready switches, designed for mobility, performance and throughput can help you overcome mobility challenges.

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Best Practices of Proactive Adoters.

Find out what helps some SMBs “compete bigger” than others.  Learn how you can harness four key technologies to help your business thrive.

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Three steps to protecting your business

New technologies are key enablers for productivity improvement.  While they deliver distinct advantages, they can also expose your business to security risk.  Find out how to reap the benefits while minimizing the risks.

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Software-Defined & Cloud


I cannot say the New Year got off to a slow start…quite the opposite, since January 1st it has been going like a rocket!! A lot of our news has been around the SimpliVity acquisition plan, which should be closing soon (might have already closed by the time you read this section of the eNews.) I have included a post below to catch you up on the news…and there as always will be more coming in the next month’s addition.

The other 3 articles continue to be around the datacenter, both from a management and new trends perspective with HPE OneView and Hyperconvergence, all of which serve as a continuation of my 2017 predictions for the datacenter. Enjoy.

Certification & Learning News


Design and implement modern campus switching solutions

Build your foundational skills in Aruba campus switching with the new Aruba Certified Switching Associate (ACSA) Certification.

The ACSA certification is ideal for those looking to build their networking knowledge and gain insight to campus switching solutions. That also includes Aruba Certified Mobility certification holders wanting to combine the deployment of campus switching and mobility solutions.


By successfully completing the certification, you will be able to

  • Configure and manage campus network designs
  • Understand the requirements for designing solutions with ArubaOS, WLAN, and AirWave Management products
  • Deploy Aruba wireless Access Points and configure Aruba Instant Access Point (IAP) Clustering technology.


Be among the first to get certified - new HPE ATP - Data Security V1 certification

In an increasingly competitive job market, getting certified on HPE Data Security V1 validates that you can explain advanced encryption, tokenization, and key management. It will also simplify protection of sensitive data in complex data-security use cases.

Typical candidates for this certification include IT professionals who are responsible for configuring and administering HPE Secure Data solutions.

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Two new eBooks from HPE Press -  order now and save

Check out these two new eBooks from HPE Press:

For more information, visit HPE Press.

HPE NonStop News


NonStop TBC 2016 presentations are here! Download them now:



Connect Chapter and Regional User 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.


XYPRO - NonStop Technical Bootcamp 2016 – Five Great Take Aways


In early 2016 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, HPE demonstrated the virtual NonStop (vNonStop) concept. vNonStop is HPE’s advance in virtualizing the NonStop operating system. vNonStop enables customers to take full advantage of all the fault tolerant capabilities of a NonStop server, without the upfront investment in hardware.

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Lloyds Banking Group outage in 2014 caused by NonStop firmware bug

In 2014, a rare NonStop firmware bug caused a simultaneous failure of multiple CPUs in Lloyds’ NS16200. The compromised server was actually “sick but not dead,” so an automatic failover to the unaffected server did not take place. Companies seldom consider this scenario when testing failover procedures.

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Gravic recently published a Two-Part series in The Connection on Improving Availability via Staggered System


Part 1 covers MTTF – Mean Time To Failure while Part 2 focuses on Mitigating Redundant Failures via System Staggering. The reliability of a redundant system is optimized by minimizing the probability that both systems will fail simultaneously. If they both have the same failure probability distribution, then when one system is most likely to fail, so is the other system. Previous methods for calculating estimated availability from any point in time are flawed because they are based on memoryless random variables. The calculation of the average time to the next failure is always the same, regardless of how long a system has been in service. By staggering the system starting times so that their probability distributions are not aligned, the time that the two systems are most likely to fail are different. When one system is most likely to fail, the probability that the other system will fail is significantly reduced. Therefore, the probability of a dual system failure is reduced. Redundant system reliability can be greatly enhanced by staggering the starting times of the two systems. This strategy applies both to hardware failures and to software failures.


Open Up Your NonStop Using REST Services

Join NuWave for their next webinar, "Open Up Your NonStop Using REST Services", March 7, 2017. This webinar will provide a technical overview and some exciting demos to show how easy NuWave's LightWave products make it for NonStop applications to provide and consume REST Web services. 

There are two times offered for your convenience. Register now!
March 7, 9am-10am EST
March 7, 3pm-4pm EST


SCTUG – Southern California NonStop User Group

February 22 - 11:45am-5:30pm
Santa Ana, California
Information: Navid Khodayari or Event Details Page


DUST Chapter Meeting - Desert Users of Tandem

Wednesday, March 1 - 8:30am-2:00pm
Scottsdale, Arizona
CVS Health
Information: Event Agenda or Event Listing


Register Today! SunTUG – Connect Florida Sunshine Summit

Friday, March 17 – 7:30am-6:30pm EDT Tampa, Florida
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel – Tampa Airport Westshore
Information: Pat Hill or Teri Sears


SunTUG – Connect Florida Golf Tournament

at The Heritage Harbor Golf and Country Club
Saturday, March 18 – 7:30am-1:00pm EDT


Save the date! The IT-Symposium 2017/ Spring GTUG 2017

April 26-27 -  Robotation Academy/Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany

Topic: Digitalisierung in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft
Attendees have the opportunity to visit the "Hannover Messe - The world´s leading industrial show as well as the HPE booth there, too. (  
Information: Connect WEBSITEGTUG WEBSITE

Save the date! E-BITUG 2017 - THE EUROPEAN NonStop SYMPOSIUM

May 9-10 2017 -DoubleTree by Hilton, Tower Hill, London. Call for papers: Click here

Make sure you reserve your space and save on early bird registration: Any questions please email

HPE Storage 2016 News


News from Around the Storage Block – from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito

Learn about the biggest 3PAR announcement in years! On Valentine’s Day, HPE Storage announced enhancements to 3PAR that you are going to love!


With one URL on ATSB, you can keep up with all the blog posts from subject matter experts that will discuss the many elements of the announcement.

Follow me on Twitter as @CalvinZito and be sure to check ATSB often for the latest articles:

Mission Critical x86 News

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 HPE Integrity Superdome X Servers.  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 or and find out how HPE could benefit your organization


InterSystems Caché on Superdome X for Healthcare and Financial Services

Read this brochure to learn about a joint HPE and InterSystems solution that helps customers deploy next-generation data processing systems with confidence. HPE Superdome X and InterSystems Caché high‑performance multi-modal database deliver the enterprise-class performance, reliability, and scalability needed to deliver an enterprise solution that scales both up and out as workloads grow. Find more information here ,


Integrity MC990 X, now available starting at 4-sockets, and growing up to 32 sockets and 48TB of memory, ideal for data-intensive Linux workloads

HPE Integrity MC990 X is advanced symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) system designed for data-intensive Linux applications. It is now enabled to scale from 4 sockets up to 32 sockets in 4 socket increments and delivers up to 48TB of cache‑coherent shared memory. Target workloads include:

  • SAP HANA TDI deployments requiring 8 sockets or less, or more than 16 sockets
  • Growing Oracle Linux deployments requiring 4 sockets or more
  • HPC (technical) workloads warranting single system

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