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Software-Defined & Cloud

Thanks to all of you that were able to attend the HPE Discover event; it was a great success. If you did not get a chance to attend HPE Discover in Las Vegas this year, here are a couple of links that you will find interesting:

During Ric Lewis’ spotlight session he summarized the recent announcements within his Software-Defined and Cloud Group which is captured in this blog. During his spotlight he also highlighted recent momentum with HPE OneView reaching 1 million licenses sold along with new release features in OneView 4.1 which is summarized in this HPE simplifies infrastructure management with announcement of HPE OneView 4.1.

Lastly I have included two interesting blogs - HPE SimpliVity: A year after the acquisition which summarizes many of the activities for HPE SimpliVity during the past year, and an article on picking a suitable vendor for Microsoft Azure Stack -  5 Things to Look for Before Diving In With an Azure Stack Vendor. Enjoy.

Chris Purcell has 29+ years of experience working with technology within the datacenter. Currently focused on integrated systems (server, storage, networking and cloud which come wrapped with a complete set of integration consulting and integration services.)

You can find Chris on Twitter as @Chrispman01 and @HPE_ConvergedDI and his contribution to the HPE CI blog at



HPE Education Services News

New! HPE digital badge credentials now shown on HPE’s public community

HPE Peak Performance digital badge credentials are designed to be shared on social media, including Linked In, Facebook and Twitter. Now, HPE introduces the opportunity to display your badges with pride on your HPE Community avatar and profile.

 New to understanding the HPE Community? Check it out here.



Helping our customers to succeed: Discover Las Vegas 2018

Did you find us at HPE Discover Las Vegas 2018? We hope you did! Here’s a snapshot of what we delivered:

  • Technical training for ~700 customers and partners
  • Digital Learner demonstration for ~200 customers and partners
  • New offers for trying Digital Learner

Missed us in Las Vegas? Make plans to see us at VMworld or HPE Discover Madrid in November.


MOC on-demand courses introduced by HPE

Select from these on-demand courses now available from HPE Education Services for our customers:

H6LA6S - MOC On-Demand: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 (20740)

H6LA7S - MOC On-Demand: Networking with Windows Server 2016 (20741)

H6LA8S - MOC On-Demand: Identity with Windows Server 2016 (20742)


Also, HPE offers a certification bundle which contains all of these on-demand courses in a single purchase:

H6LA9S - MCSA: Windows Server 2016 with MOC On-Demand


HPE NonStop News

Registration for #NonStopTBC is Open.

Don't miss the premier NonStop community event of 2018!


The Future of NonStop is Bright!

Register for NonStop TBC 2018 Now.

Save $300 on Registration before 10/1.

Do you have a technical breakout session you would like to share? The Call for Presentations is OPEN until September 1st. Learn how to share your challenges and solutions with the NonStop community here.

Sponsorship Opportunities are still available! Show your support of the NonStop community by sponsoring #NonStopTBC18. Connect offers three types of opportunities for your business:

  • Partner Pavilion (booths)
    Booths are selling fast. Select your booth now!
  • Speaking Opportunities (sponsor tracks, vendor theater, and pre-conference seminar)
  • Experiences (sponsored parties, Maui Jim custom sunglass fitting, meeting rooms, and more. Contact us today to create an experiential opportunity in 2018.)


The future of NonStop is so bright, it's time to get some shades!  We’re proud to announce a new sponsorship for #NonStopTBC 2018 with the world’s most popular brand of polarized sunglasses, Maui Jim.  Get ready to wow NonStop TBC 2018 with your sponsorship of a pair of high-end Maui Jim sunglasses for every NonStop TBC customer attendee. Expertly-trained Maui Jim employees will custom-fit attendees on-site with a pair of Maui Jim’s that fit their lifestyle, facial features and personal style. Once a pair of sunglasses are chosen, they are presented in a great-customized hard case with your company logo. This is a fantastic high-end giveaway that will leave Boot Campers your business every day!

Click here for details.


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.


1-5 Reasons why your organization should be looking at Hybrid Cloud Storage!

Take a moment to read this interesting article by Claudio Rubello Aranguren, Regional Technical Consultant, Technical Solutions, Hitachi Vantara. Claudio makes the point that by the year 2020 90% of all organizations will be in the hybrid cloud. Here are the top 5 reasons he cites for why this needs be a priority:

  1. Business Transformation
  2. Lower Capex and Opex
  3. Business Volume Variability
  4. Improved time to Market
  5. System Speed and Scalability

Claudio provides a step by step guide for obtaining Hybrid Cloud buy-in within your organization.

And remember, Tributary Systems’ software-defined Storage Director high performance front end ingestion and caching solution is now fully certified and approved for use with Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Hybrid Clouds. Read more about Storage Director at


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.

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TIC on the move – Adds HPE NonStop performance expert to team

TIC Software, is pleased to announce the addition of Matt Riesz to their team as a customer consultant. Mr. Riesz is a 35-year veteran of Tandem/Compaq/HP/HPE and brings to bear vast experience and expertise in the field of performance analytics to assist TIC customers. He'll work with TIC's NonStop customers, keeping their systems operating at peak efficiency and productivity levels.

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Desert Users of Tandem 2018 Chapter Meeting
September 11, 2018
9501 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ

For more information, please contact Kathy Wood


Atlanta HPE NonStop User Group- ATUG

September 19, 2018
For more info contact Chapter Leader: Casey Krasner


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.)


Registration Now Open for CTUG

The dates are set for this year’s CTUG fall conference in Toronto. The theme for this year’s conference will be “Modern NonStops role in IT”

The main conference day with HPE and vendors will be on September 26th and an education day on the 27th for members.

Location will be the HPE Canadian headquarters office in Mississauga which is very close to the Toronto International airport.

We are just completing the final details for the agenda and guest speakers. We are very excited to have a customer presentation this year on “COBOL to Cumcumber” the modernization of development from COBOL to JAVA and webservices on NonStop servers. We will also have a NonStop update from HPE as well as a blockchain presentation.

Registration for members and vendors will be announced in a few weeks. Please check our website for updates

We look forward to seeing you again this year for the annual conference of NonStop community members in Canada.

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HPE Storage News

News from Around the Storage Block – from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito

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Some really good posts on Around the Storage Block to check out:

As always find me on Twitter as @CalvinZito.


Calvin Zito HPE Blogger & Storage Evangelist

Calvin Zito is a 35 year veteran in the IT industry and has worked in storage for 27 years. He’s an 8-time VMware vExpert. As an early adopter of social media and active in communities, he has blogged for 10 years. 

You can find his blog at

He started his “social persona” as HPStorageGuy, and after the HP separation manages an active community of storage fans on Twitter as @CalvinZito

You can also contact him via email at