Software-Defined & Cloud
Happy New Year!! As I did last year I wanted to highlight a couple of product successes we received in 2018 before moving to the new year. The first is around HPE OneView which continues to lead the industry as the best infrastructure management application. It was great to see CRN validating this claim and naming HPE OneView 4.1 as Enterprise Software 2018 Product of the Year! Second was in the hyperconverged Infrastructure category, where HPE SimpliVity was placed as a leader in both the Forrester Wave and the Gartner Magic Quadrant for HCI. These were both great recognition results to achieve and I am really excited to see where we will be with both these products at the end of 2019.
And talking about 2019, continue to keep your ears open for a lot more news around Composable Infrastructure. During HPE Discover Madrid there were a couple of new exciting solutions announced. Firstly, HPE Composable Cloud for ProLiant DL - an open, hybrid cloud platform enabled by composability that allows enterprises to deliver cloud speed, scale, and economics to innovate faster. And second, the industry’s first Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution with Composable Fabric; which make HPE SimpliVity a fully comprehensive hyperconverged offering specifically designed to provide end-to-end software-defined automation for compute, storage and networking—all managed via a familiar single user interface. The solution brings cloud agility, scalability and simplicity to the enterprise data center—in a single building block. All exciting stuff which I will continue to highlight through 2019
HPE NonStop News
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Mark your calendars for the 2019 NonStop TBC on November 3 - 6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency SFO hotel in Burlingame, CA.
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EBITUG - EUROPEAN NONSTOP SYMPOSIUM
13-15 MAY 2019
Venue: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh
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Payment Processors: How did you perform on Black Friday?
2018 has been a mixed year for the payment processing industry. Despite significant growth, major mergers, and the introduction of new players, the headlines have been filled with outages that have left consumers raging. Visa looked to have stolen the show in June with a Europe wide outage but was quickly outdone by Mastercard in July. But these behemoths were by no means alone. Fintech’s Starling Bank and Patreon also got hit hard. And so has customer confidence. Having the ability to forecast where and when networks are under strain enables payment processors to flag network pressures to their merchants. DR plans can be invoked with little interruption to the consumer. SLA’s continue to be met, with no financial penalty between processor and merchant. RTLX is the cost-effective, real-time management framework for Monitoring, Tracking, Alerting and Querying the transaction flow across your payments platforms. RTLX simultaneously monitors the health of the underlying infrastructure for components such as subsystems, networks, databases, processes, events. https://www.insidertech.co.uk/solutions/payment-tracking
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Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Lusis Payments Makes Strides to Revolutionize Payments Technology
At Lusis Payments, technology is our passion, and our clients are the heart of our business. We live and breathe payments platform technology, and we’re committed to maintaining our position as a market leader. Beyond payments, though, we’re striving to pave the way for new technologies that will enhance our current solutions and lay the foundation for future solutions that will take the industry by storm. Here’s what our team at Lusis Payments was up to in 2018, as well as a look at what’s ahead in 2019.
Out and About
We’re devoted to our clients and technology, but that doesn’t mean we’re chained to our desks. Last year, you might have met us at a Tandem User Group (TUG) event near Atlanta, Georgia (ATUG), or in Mississauga, Ontario (CTUG). You may have seen us at Forum TELECOM Nancy at Université de Lorraine. Maybe you visited our booth at the HPE NonStop Technical Boot Camp in Burlingame, California.
Industry Game Changers Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2)
PSD2 was implemented in 2018, and, per instructions from the European Union (EU), it requires banks to enable their customers to use third-party financial services vendors. This will shake up banks’ competition model. They’ll need to ensure that these third-party providers have access to their customers’ accounts through open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), and third-parties will be able to build financial services on top of banks’ data and infrastructures. Competitive differentiation will become less about an account’s location and more about the services customers use. Read More
New ATM and POS Security Requirements
In August 2018, Lusis Payments released a report summarizing new security requirements introduced by PCI-PIN V3 that merge requirements from the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SCC) and the Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc (ASC X9) for a single, unified PIN Security Standard for payments stakeholders. Two evolutions — ASC X9 TR-31 and ANSI TR-34 — have emerged from the standards and will introduce a massive change in ATM and POS remote key management. X9 TR-31 is a method consistent with the requirements of the ANS X9.24-1 standard for the secure exchange of keys and other sensitive data between two devices that share a symmetric key exchange. ANSI TR-34 describes new rules to unify methods to build and store the original Terminal Master Key in ATMs and POS devices. Until now, each vendor has used its own methods to achieve this initialization. ANSI TR-34 specifies a method consistent with the requirements of ANSI X9.24-2. Read More
Written by: Dave Teal, Solutions Delivery Specialist, XYPRO Technology Corporation
The BASE24 Online Maintenance File (OMF) contains audit information about users who have logged on and logged off the BASE24 Pathway system as well as information about users who have accessed or attempted to access (i.e. read, add, delete, update) records in BASE24 files accessed through the BASE24 Pathway system.
For reads, a record is only written to the OMF if the record contains cardholder data, such as a Primary Account Number (PAN). In addition, OMF records are written when users attempt to read a record from the file or when a security violation occurs, for example:
The user does not have security access for the institution (FIID) to which the record belongs.
The user does not have security access to the file or authority for the function attempted.
The user does not have authority for the function attempted based on configuration settings in the CRT
Authorization Security (CSEC) File.
An OMF record is not written if a user attempts a Read or a Read Next function and the record is not retrieved successfully.
BASE24 provides the means to generate two OMF audit reports:
Logon/Logoff Access Report (OMF03)
File Access Report (OMF04)
The OMF audit reports include the information from a single day’s OMF file(s), displayed in chronological order.
The OMF-AUDIT parameter in the Logical Network Configuration File (LCONF) affects OMF audit reporting. This parameter controls the amount of information that is written to the OMF and is, therefore, available for reporting.
Crystal Point Introduces OutsideView 9.0:
A Major Release with New and Refined Features
Latest Security Protocols, User Productivity, Better Performance, Higher Quality
Crystal Point, the world’s leading provider of PC connectivity software for NonStop™ systems, today introduced a new release of OutsideView, the company’s popular host connectivity solution. OutsideView 9.0 was created specifically for our IT/NonStop administrator, developer, and application users who demand a stronger tool. These tools include:
Windows 10 certified
Supports SQL Server 2017 for Enterprise Licensing
Native 64-bit application
Installation automatically installs 32-bit or 64-bit version as appropriate
Data communications Improvements
Full IPv6 support
HTML Tunneling access method
Password protection for Session files
Updated OpenSSL and SSH libraries
SQL Enterprise Licensing supports SQL Server Native Client 11.0 and TLS 1.2 protocol
Fully Integrated ID/userid management
Automatically manage both link level and NSK logon credentials.
Tools for organizing workspaces with a large numbers of sessions
Session windows can be organized into separate groups on the desktop. The groups can be organized vertically or horizontally. You can drag and drop individual sessions between groups.
Every session can be assigned to a subgroup. The session bar then lets you organize and filter the sessions by session type and/or subgroup.
Enhanced Session Bar Color Coding
Within a Workspace, you can mark each session to automatically start connecting when the Workspace is opened. Sessions that don’t automatically connect when you open the workspace can be manually invoked later. Within the session bar, sessions are color-coded to indicate if they have been invoked or not.
When you open a workspace, all of the automatic sessions start connecting simultaneously. This speeds up the loading of large workspaces.
User Interface Improvements
Automatic status pane switching based on session context
Sessions can be dynamically switched between 80 and 132 column modes
OutsideView 9.0 is now available. Customers with active STAR Support and Maintenance Agreements are entitled to this release at 50% of upgrade costs. Contact Crystal Point (email@example.com) for additional information and updated licenses.
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Digital Enablement means Business
As we move into a new year, it is rather fittingly to review your organization’s application and system landscape. For many, the HPE NonStop is at the centre of your mission-critical business and is as modern as any other platform out there. But what about your applications running on HPE NonStop and the data being processed day in day out?
Providing access to your corporation’s data has never been easier. There are plenty of tools, which allow businesses to mine their data to provide real value to the company, unless of course, that data is still stored in Enscribe files.
As of 2017, the HPE NonStop customer base still had about 50% of its data stored in Enscribe files on NonStop.
Imagine the value that IT could provide to the business if they simply unlocked that data.
Download the white paper ‘The IT Directors Perspective: Maximizing the Value of HPE NonStop’ to learn how comforte provides methods on how to do just that on the NonStop, including:
Unlocking data and turning it intoactionable business intelligence
Leveraging Web service enablement
Aligning legacy applications with ever-changing expectations and requirements
Security as a first-class citizen
Achieving data protection at the core
HPE Education Services News
Join our Expert Series Seminar to explore ITIL 4
Join us on January 23 as we team up with Axelos to discuss ITIL 4.
Not only relevant to ITSM professionals, this webinar will benefit a wide range of professionals working in the digital world.
Management of Change
To stay competitive, organizations need to adapt how they operate, serve customers, communicate and collaborate. HPE Education Consulting offers a broad range of Management of Change (MoC) services to support evolving business and technology transformation needs. Our course, HE601S Managing Organizational Change, introduces MoC concepts and best practices to help prepare and support your workforce.
Helping our customers to succeed: consumer products company standardizes skills globally
Learn how a leading consumer products company combined HPE Management of Change services with our digital training services to create and support a dynamic end-user technology environment.
HPE Storage News
News from Around the Storage Block – from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito
Happy New Year – and that is the last time I’ll say that in 2018, I mean 2019!
In November, we announced HPE InfoSight for servers. Now it’s here. Get the details in the article on our Server blog titled HPE InfoSight: Playing in a league of its own and now available on HPE servers. And check out another InfoSight blog post, Breaking down AI-driven operations: HPE InfoSight simplifies IT operations across infrastructure.
Discover the Nimble Storage experience looks at what we heard from customers at Discover and what’s coming with Nimble.
In December, we closed our acquisition of BlueData. HPE Storage VP and GM of Secondary Storage and Big Data Patrick Osborne wrote about it on ATSB. I also did a podcast with him discussion it, ATSB podcast #253.
And finally, speaking of podcast, I ended the last two months of the year with 7 podcasts talking about Cohesity, 3PAR Performance Insights, Storage Class Memory, and more. You can now find my podcast in five places: Around the Storage Block Podcast is hosted on TalkShoe.com. I also have it syndicated on iTunes, Google Play Music and just over the last few days got it on Spotify, and Stitcher. Subscribe to it on your favorite platform!
Mission Critical x86 News
2018 was an exciting year for Mission Critical Solutions at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The introduction of HPE Superdome Flex, powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, helped businesses all over the world to supercharge performance, scalability and efficiency. Continued innovation across the HPE MCS portfolio ensures your evolving requirements are met. Read this cover article published in the latest issue of the Connect Converge Magazine where Diana Cortes gets Jeff Kyle´s perspective on the Mission Critical market trends, strategic initiatives, new offerings, and a look to the future of this strategic area.
CRN features Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Superdome Flex Server in its list of “The Ten Hottest Enterprise and Business Servers of 2018”. ”HPE Superdome Flex Server, designed to power critical applications. The Superdome Flex scales from four sockets up to 32, with a maximum memory of 48 TB. The server includes Intel Xeon Scalable processors with speeds of up to 3.6GHz, top-notch RAS and end-to-end security to enable real-time analytics, manage high-performance computing workloads and safeguard data with predictive and self-repairing technology.”
Twice the performance. 66% lower CAPEX.
Modern banks need to process huge volumes of transactions at speed, and reconciliate accounts without delay. At global bank Produban, moving from a mainframe platform to HPE x86 servers finally delivered the required performance – with additional benefits on top, including a 66% CAPEX saving, simpler regulatory compliance, and twice the headroom for future growth.
Podcast – How Superdome Flex reduces Oracle costs
Do you want to reduce your Oracle licensing costs and grow your database more affordably? In this HPE podcast, Sam Young from our mission critical team explains how migrating from UNIX to Superdome Flex you can halve your costs per core, optimise licenses to save you even more, and enable you to scale up instead of out for better performance and efficiency.
Case studies - The smoothest path to SAP HANA
SAP® customers must move their workloads to the SAP HANA in-memory platform by 2025 – and more are choosing HPE as their migration partner than anyone else. These two case studies show why. Nissan cut month-end reporting times by two thirds and improved data recovery point from 24 hours to 15 minutes, with HPE ConvergedSystem™ 900. And flavour developer Duas Rodas doubled their SAP application performance with their Superdome X SAP HANA solution. Click below to learn how.
Podcast – What makes Superdome Flex so reliable?
RAS – that’s reliability, availability and serviceability – refers to the server features that keep your business up and running. That’s extremely important for mission critical environments, and HPE Superdome Flex leads the industry with its five nines availability design, advanced fault tolerance, self-healing and more. Learn more about these invaluable features direct from RAS expert Anurupa Rajkumari, in a new HPE podcast.