Wondering if blockchain is the answer for your business?
Businesses are just beginning to  uncover the transformative powers of blockchain. Here’s a guide to which questions you should ask.

3 ways consumption IT makes your business smarter
Learn why moving from buy-and-build IT in the traditional sense to consuming IT on premises with a Hybrid IT infrastructure brings significant benefits. Make your IT more efficient.

How to build trust with colleagues you rarely see
Understanding how different types of confidence and knowledge serve as the essential glue for global teams can not only improve teamwork and morale, but can deliver better results for organizations.

Serverless computing is a new way of hosting applications on infrastructure that end users do not manage
It allows developers to execute tasks without worrying about servers, virtual machines, or the underlying compute resources. Code execution is fully managed by the cloud provider. Of course, servers are still required. The name ‘serverless’ simply highlights the fact that end users do not have to manage the servers that run their codes.

Looking for your next big idea? Ask your customers — and really listen
Developing user understanding means knowing customers better than they know themselves.

Announcing the 2018 Connect Worldwide Board of Directors
We are pleased to announce to the Connect Worldwide community our 2018 Board of Directors.

Are you just “keeping the lights on” in your datacenter?
Complex datacenters demand upgrades, maintenance, and tech refreshes- hyperconverged infrastructure helps simplify IT teams’ day-to-day tasks. Don’t fall into the trap.

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

Software-Defined & Cloud

At Discover Madrid last year we announce HPE OneSphere. HPE OneSphere (previously Project New Hybrid IT Stack) is an as-a-service multi-cloud management platform that simplifies management of multi-cloud environments and on-premises infrastructure. To me the future is clear. In enterprise computing, hybrid cloud is now the new normal. And as much as anyone would like to move to a pure cloud play, that isn’t realistic. A cloud-only approach may have more traction in the SMB space, but as businesses grow they find themselves using multiples of cloud environments. For this month I have provided a couple of articles that helps you better understand the value of hybrid cloud management.

The Complex State of Hybrid IT: How to Make It Simple

Creative Freedom through Digital Transformation



HPE Education Services News

DevOps and ITSM – Essential Ingredients to a Modern Hybrid IT Management System

 In 2018, we use Hybrid IT to deliver, enable and facilitate organisational and business-driven outcomes. Yet organisations differ over whether they prefer ITIL or DevOps to support their fast-changing IT environments.

The amount of focus applied to each will depend on several factors, not least “what are the business or organisational outcomes you are trying to achieve?” In reality, you should consider both to be practical parts of your IT Management System and IT Operating Model.

This webinar will look at ITIL, DevOps and other components, and why it’s time to embrace multiple tools and methodologies in Hybrid IT.

Watch now


HPE Recovery Manager Central (RMC)

Risk to data is high and the impact of loss catastrophic. Backup integrity, recovery objectives and 24/7 system availability are challenges faced by everyone. RMC integrates 3PAR StoreServ with HPE StoreOnce providing speed and simplicity for your backups.

Make the most of your solution with our hands on 2 day course: HPE Recovery Manager Central.
Book now

Find out more about RMC with this short video:
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Join our free RMC Seminar:
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For more information:
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HPE NonStop News

Tributary Systems’ Storage Director is the most versatile high performance Cloud Backup/Restore/Archival solution available for Enterprise Computing Environments.

Self-contained in a 3U rack mountable appliance, Storage Director is architected to be compatible with IBM®, HP, Oracle®/Sun, VMWare and computing platforms running Windows®, Linux®, iOS (AS/400), zOS (Mainframe), HP NonStop™ and UNIX® (HP UX, AIX) operating systems. It supports all Backup Management Applications in the above mentioned environments.  Most critically Storage Director provides a high performance front end ingestion and caching capability for IBM Cloud Object Storage (Cleversafe) or any S3 compatible Object Storage cloud target including AWS, Azure and Google. Click this link https://tributary.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/SD-brochure-2-1-18.pdf to access a detailed description of this innovative product.


Did You Miss Our Last Webinar? Never Fear!

Did you miss our webinar about how RESTful Web services can help open up your NonStop to a variety of applications, including modern ones like the Amazon Echo? Not to worry! Email info@nuwavetech.com to get on the list to receive a copy of our latest webinar, "REST Services in Action: Using RESTful APIs with HPE NonStop Applications".


Gravic recently published the white paper, 
Switching Replication Engines with Zero Downtime and Less Risk.

Switching replication engines with zero downtime is a topic with immense complexity. In this paper, we discuss how a data replication engine can be changed or upgraded without taking either the application or the database offline. There are numerous methods to thwart common problems faced during a migration: Version Independence (which avoids interoperating different software versions); the challenges when utilizing two nodes; utilizing three nodes (for partial hardware migrations); utilizing four nodes (for a full hardware refresh); and bi-directional environment (that keeps all nodes synchronized as the migration takes place). Additionally, the so-called jagged edgeproblem must be resolved, which occurs when performing any replication engine migration. HPE Shadowbase software offers several methods to solve these problems, including HPE Shadowbase Zero Downtime Migration, which can upgrade applications, database schema formats, file and table locations or indices, operating systems, and can refresh hardware. Properly undertaken, a data replication engine migration imposes no downtime on applications or users, and the databases all remain accessible, consistent, complete, and up-to-date during the process. Please contact Gravic for more information.


Save the Date: SunTUG Connect Florida and Golf tournament. 

March 2-3. 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton
Tampa, FL
Event Info

Please note: registering for the Friday Sunshine Summit does not automatically register you for the Golf Tournament. Please register for the golf tournament separately.


Save the Date! DUST - Desert Users of Tandem
March 18, 2018
CVS/Caremark (
9501 E Shea Blvd., Scottsdale AZ)
Event Info: 
Calendar Page


BITUG Big SIG - British Isles Tandem User Group

May 9, 2018
Trinity House, Tower Hill, London
Event Info


Connect Germany (GTUG) - European NonStop Hotspot
May 14-16, 2018
The Westin Hotel Leipzig
Event Info: 
GTUG Website


Save the Date 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.



HPE Storage News

News from Around the Storage Block – from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito

Things tend to slow down a bit after the push for Discover and then our holiday break but seems like we always have something to talk about on Around the Storage Block or in a ChalkTalk. A few big things to share:



Mission Critical x86 News

SAP HANA Solutions for Retail, Manufacturing and Utilities

If you are in the Retail, Manufacturing or Utilities business and are embarking on the journey to SAP HANA, be sure to download and read these briefs to understand how the new HPE Superdome Flex Solutions for SAP HANA can help your business.

·         Deliver a personalized shopper experience:  Solutions for SAP HANA for Retail

·         Predict and respond to business demands:  Solutions for SAP HANA for Manufacturing  

·         Prevent outages, resolve problems faster:  Solutions for SAP HANA for Energy and Utilities  


HPE Superdome Flex, now fully scalable to 32s, 48TB of memory

On February 5th HPE announces full scalability of HPE Superdome Flex to 32 sockets and 48 TB of memory. This recently announced product was available at first release in 4 and 8 socket configurations only. Now, you can take advantage of full scalability to 32 socket and 48TB of memory, plus new processor, I/O and operating environment choices.

For all the details, visit the website and watch these short videos: Product Tour and Modular Architecture. 


NEW Performance Brief – HPE Superdome Flex leadership results in SPEC CPU2017 Benchmark

Read this recently published performance brief to learn about HPE Superdome Flex Leadership Results on the SPEC CPU2017 Benchmark


Key takeaways:

‒      #1 32S and 16S base rate results for both Intel Xeon Platinum and Gold processors

‒      SPECrate2017_int_base:

o   #1 AND #2 32S overall

o   #1 AND #2 16S

‒      SPEC2017_fp_base2017:

o   #1 AND #2 32S overall

o   #1 AND #2 16S

‒      Tops the Fujitsu SPARC 32S and 16S


NEW Serviceguard for Linux release: High Availability and Disaster Recovery for your Linux workloads

We are pleased to announce the availability of Serviceguard for Linux A.12.20.00. This release further strengthens the Serviceguard offerings for mission critical databases, with improved scalability and flexibility  for SAP HANA workloads and a new HA / DR solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2017 and IBM Db2 databases. Key highlights include:


·         upport for HPE ConvergedSystem 500 for SAP® HANA® based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor for scale-up appliances, TDI and base configuration.

·         64-node scalability (32-node per site) for SAP HANA scale-out deployments. Support of VMware® for HANA scale-out deployments on VMware for HANA supported storage and server blocks.

·         New toolkit to protect your critical SQL Server 2017 on Linux Always On Availability and Always On Failover instance from unplanned and planned downtime from infrastructure and applications faults.

·         New toolkit to support IBM Db2 single instance database and associated database components.

·         Support for software-based mirroring for Oracle database with ASM mirroring to recover it across datacenters.


Read the brochure and visit the product page


In the news: APAC CIO Outlook features HPE´s Solutions for SAP HANA and the NTUC Fair Price customer story


Check out the cover story in this recent issue of APAC CIO Outlook, featuring Sandeep Kapoor from Hewlett Packard Enterprise discussing how several Asian customers are transforming their businesses with HPE´s Solutions for SAP HANA, what makes HPE special as a partner for your HANA deployments and zooming in the NTUC Fair Price customer story.


Read the article on pages 10-15