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3 ways to reduce Oracle costs
When your business grows, you expect your servers, databases and even your Oracle® licensing costs to grow too. But in trying to stay on top of things, businesses often over-provision hardware and Oracle licenses – leading you to over-spend as well. In this new HPE blog, learn three practical ways to reduce your Oracle costs while still meeting business needs–starting with how to get better per-core performance.
Take a 3D tour of HPE Superdome Flex
What’s different about the new Superdome Flex, powered by second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with up to 32 sockets, 896 cores and 48TB of memory? Well, why not take a close look with our new 3D tour? You can spin, move, zoom and even measure Superdome Flex with simple mouse gestures, and see everything in high resolution detail.
Near-zero downtime for SAP HANA
We know new HPE Superdome Flex offers the best in unique RAS features, mission critical performance and industry-leading scalability. But when you’re deciding on a new SAP HANA® solution your business will depend on, you shouldn’t just take our word for it.
Thankfully, analysts ESG have conducted their own independent assessment of HPE Superdome Flex. And they’ve discovered an “ultra-reliable platform” that can meet the strictest RPOs and RTOs in HANA environments to ensure data is always available. Click below to watch or read the ESG findings on how Superdome Flex protects your data and business.
What HPE customers really think
Many businesses are already using HPE mission critical solutions – but why did they choose HPE, and did our servers deliver what they needed? This new infographic lays out all the answers, like “what percentage of Superdome Flex users actually achieved cost reductions, RAS improvements and better performance?” If you want to know how businesses like yours rate our mission-critical x86 servers, click below.
Demo: Maximizing availability of SAP HANA environments
HPE Serviceguard for Linux offers seamless integration with even the most complex SAP HANA environments. It enables you to recover your database in any replication mode, with automatic role and system replication management, after a failure. It also smartly monitors and protects routine replications. See how now!
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Don’t forget about your “people”
When it comes to technology transformation, most projects are diligent about design and execution around processes and technologies, but the people component is often given minor consideration or is overlooked altogether. Visit us online to Meet our Experts and learn how HPE MoC Consultants can help you on the journey to digital transformation.
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HPE Storage News
News from Around the Storage Block – from The Storage Godfather, Calvin Zito
HPE Storage had an enormous set of announcements at Discover. Here’s where you can find details on our news. Be sure to visit Around the Storage Block as we continue the discussion. Also check out our HPE Storage Tech Insiders blog where you’ll get deeper information from R&D engineers and tech marketing experts. Here are some highlights:
I have a blog post that points to many of the videos you can watch on demand from Discover. Even if you joined us, there’s probably On-demand videos from HPE Discover that you missed, so check it out!
You can find all of our blog posts related to the Storage News on ATSB. We use this for all of our storage news so be sure you’re looking at blog articles starting on June 17.
The big announcements were around HPE Primera, Nimble Storage dHCI, HPE InfoSight, Hybrid Cloud for containers (true hybrid!!), and read my overview of all our news that includes a really good Chalk Talk overview. I also have a YouTube playlist of all my Discover-related Chalk Talks that you can check out.
We have shipped a LOT of LTO tape over the years – read 100 Million HPE LTO Ultrium Data Cartridges – and counting to learn more about this huge milestone!
HPE NonStop News
Dr. Timothy Chou Selected as Keynote Speaker for NonStop TBC 2019!
Connect is pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Chou has been selected to present the keynote address at the 2019 NonStop Technical Boot Camp on Monday, November 3rd. Dr. Chou joined Tandem Computers in 1981 straight out of the University of Illinois, and has gone on to serve as the President of Oracle On Demand, which pioneered the delivery of enterprise applications as cloud services. Today he's a member of the board of directors of two public companies, Blackbaud (BLKB) and Teradata (TDC). He is a revered guest lecturer at Stanford University and the author of many books, including "The End of Software" and “Precision: Principles, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things.”
Dr. Chou will speak about “Artificial Intelligence and the Enterprise.”
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The Call for Papers for the 2019 NonStop TBC is OPEN!
Do you have a customer story to tell at NonStop TBC? Learn how to submit your session for consideration here. The Call for Papers is seeking the following types of sessions for this year's Boot Camp.
50 Minute Technical Breakout Sessions
A technical breakout session should be an in-depth technical session that explores an issue, problem, or solution in a detailed manner. Marketing presentations will not be accepted.
50 Minute Vendor Theaters
For sponsors who have purchased a 50 minute marketing-friendly breakout session.
Customer Testimonial Presentation
For sponsors who would like to co-present a customer testimonial presentation with a customer. Includes a complimentary registration for your customer.
BOF's (Birds of a Feather Sessions)
Birds of a Feather sessions (or BoFs) are informal gatherings of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss a certain topic without a pre-planned agenda. BoFs are a great place to meet other members of the community with similar interests.
Accepted speakers will receive an invitation for discounted registration. The deadline for consideration is September 1, 2019.
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The 2019 NonStop Technical Boot Camp will begin with cutting edge deep-dive pre-conference seminars on Sunday hosted by the leaders of NonStop innovations and solutions, and will follow with three days of breakout sessions, keynotes, and networking receptions. Meet and learn from the developers, engineers, and executives that are leading the global NonStop community.
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Payments Monitoring from Insider Technologies Limited
A subset of Insider’s Sentra Enterprise Monitoring solution – RTLX - provides the Business with real-time payments monitoring:
RTLX – Real-Time Log eXtraction
This Windows and browser based solution enables you to monitor a variety of payment engines:
BASE24 Classic ATM / POS
RTLS comes with a fully secured browser interface, so that different levels of access can be configured, e.g. read-only, tailored querying levels, management, reporting, and acknowledgements.
Operations, Business, Support all can simultaneously monitor your ATM and POS estate, via a single interface encompassing hypervisors, dashboards, real-time charts, exception rules-based alerting and a powerful query engine which facilitates querying of all transactional data, right down to their default and bespoke, tokenised levels.
Designed around Windows and SQL Server, all number crunching, data interrogation is taken away from the NonStop, Linux, Unix platforms and performed within the RTLX system – no risk to your critical infrastructure.
RTLX provides four core visuals:
Transaction Query Engine
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Gravic Wins HPE’s Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 Award!
At the annual HPE Global Partner Summit 2019 in Las Vegas, Gravic, Inc. graciously accepted the Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 Award from Hewlett Packard Enterprise during the Alliances Reception and Awards Ceremony. The HPE Global Solutions Awards recognize HPE Partners for their outstanding performance and accomplishments in driving meaningful business results for shared customers. All of the winning HPE Partner Ready partners were recognized from across the partner ecosystem for outstanding performance, collaboration and accomplishments that raise the standard for business excellence and customer satisfaction.
“It’s an honor to award partners who have excelled in developing their partnerships with HPE and grown mutual business opportunities with collaborative solutions for our joint customers,” said Paul Hunter, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Partner Sales, HPE. “HPE is committed to innovating new solutions and enabling mutual growth together with our partners, and our awards recognize the partnerships, collaborations and successes of our top performing partners.”
After accepting the award on behalf of Gravic, Paul J. Holenstein, Executive Vice President, said, “We are very humbled by this award and want to thank HPE and its product management team, especially Mark Pollans, WW Sr. Product Manager, for working so closely and effectively with us on HPE Shadowbase. We areextremely proud of what we have achieved together this year and look forward to many business opportunities with HPE in the future.”
XYPRO’s XYGATE® User Authentication Adds Integration for RSA Cloud Authentication Service for HPE NonStop Servers
XYPRO Technology is a certified RSA Ready Technology partner. XYGATE User Authentication (XUA) now supports the RSA Cloud Authentication Service as a second factor of authentication for HPE NonStop servers. RSA is one of the world’s most widely deployed two-factor authentication solutions. Their certification program assures the solution customers are deploying has been verified interoperable based on RSA’s strict guidelines. This ensures quality, achieves faster time to value and lowers overall cost of ownership.
Account compromise due to stolen and/or weak credentials is among the most common methods attackers use to gain unauthorized access to privileged accounts—administrative users that have the power to take action with the highest authority in the most sensitive areas of your HPE NonStop server. To ensure no damage is inflicted (maliciously or inadvertently), PCI DSS Requirement 8.3 and other compliance frameworks require multi-factor authentication (MFA) for all personnel with non-console administrative access and all personnel with remote access to the Card Data Environment.
MFA is an authentication method by which a user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of information to an authentication mechanism. This must be:
Something the user knows (password)
Something the user has (security token) and/or
Something the user is (biometrics)
The goal of MFA is to create a layered defense strategy which makes it difficult for an unauthorized user to gain access by using stolen credentials. A second factor is required before granting access.
XYPRO partnered closely with HPE, RSA and our customer base to deliver a certified RSA Cloud Authentication Service integration that comes packaged as part of the HPE NonStop operating system One of the largest security risks to any organization is the misuse, compromise or sharing of privileged account credentials. Privileged accounts have elevated access to perform administrative type functions. They can be administrator accounts, service accounts, firecall or emergency accounts, among others. Most of these accounts were set up long ago when an application or system was initially deployed and have multiple integration points. Because of the risk or simply fear of “breaking something,” the passwords for these accounts are rarely rotated, likely shared and improperly stored. According to the Varonis 2018 Global Data Risk Report,65 percent of companies have over 500 accounts with passwords that are never rotated. These accounts have a higher likelihood of showing up in online password dumps with valid passwords. These password dumps are a cyber criminal’s best friend. Ensuring these passwords are stored properly, changed regularly, meet complexity and compliance requirements and audited can not only be overwhelming to manage, it’s also a user experience nightmare. These challenges leave many enterprises vulnerable to increased security risks and potential non-compliance with external regulations and internal corporate mandates.
To address this need for HPE NonStop servers, XYPRO partnered closely with HPE, RSA and our customer base to deliver a certified RSA Cloud Authentication Service integration that comes packaged as part of the HPE NonStop operating system. XYPRO’s XYGATE User Authentication (XUA) simplifies the user experience and reduces time to value while delivering strong, multi-factor authentication based on industry standards.
XYGATE User Authentication comes with every HPE NonStop server, ready to turn on, out of the box. XUA extends NonStop server security capabilities by integrating with authentication providers such as Microsoft Active Directory, RSA SecurID, Google Authenticator and many others, making it easy to protect your NonStop servers with regulatory compliant multi-factor authentication. In addition, XYGATE User Authentication audit logs are forwarded to an enterprise Security Event Information Manager (SIEM) through XYGATE Merged Audit for analysis, threat detection and reporting of authentication events and for compliance with PCI DSS Requirement 10.2.2. XYGATE Merged Audit also comes packaged with every HPE NonStop server.
To learn more about XUA, please contact your XYPRO Account Executive or visit www.xypro.com
Steve Tcherchian, CISSP, PCI-ISA, PCIP is the Chief Product Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for XYPRO Technology. Steve is on the ISSA CISO Advisory Board, the NonStop Under 40 executive board and part of the ANSI X9 Security Standards Committee. With over 20 years in the cybersecurity field, Steve is responsible for strategy and innovation of XYPRO’s security product line as well as overseeing XYPRO’s risk, compliance and security to ensure the best experience to customers in the Mission-Critical computing marketplace. Steve is an engaging and dynamic speaker who regularly presents on cybersecurity topics at conferences around the world.
LUSIS A LEADING FINTECH COMPANY LOOKING TO LEVERAGE THE POWER OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA SCIENCE
original source: November 2018 e-FOREX
LUSIS is a leading French software and IT services provider that launched more than 15 years ago. The company is well known for offering advanced software solutions to the global retail payment industry for critical online transaction processing but it also provides FX brokerage platforms and other trading related services. After launching a dedicated Artificial Intelligence department, it has now started to create AI based trading strategies. We asked Fabrice Daniel Head of the AI team at the firm to tell us more about these and some of the other FinTech solutions it now offers.
What range of FinTech products and services does Lusis offer for Capital Market applications?
Lusis offers a wide range of FinTech products and services for Capital Markets:
FX trading; which is our core competence
CFDs, Options Futures and Equities
Advanced systems and tools including algorithmic trading, market making, backtest engine and trading strategy alerts sent to mobile applications
Our product is based on a microservice architecture providing high capacity, high availability and great flexibility. We are hardware and middleware independent with the ability to support cloud-based deployments.
Lusis are experts in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. How much impact do you expect these technologies to have in the FX trading environment?
We spent 5 years using data science approaches to analyzing and improving our trading platform. In June 2017 Lusis created a dedicated Artificial Intelligence department because we think AI will change end to end trading, automatic trading, portfolio management and it will impact everything that is related to Capital Market applications. We are especially focused on Deep Learning because of its incredible power and flexibility for problem resolutions.
Unlike the other Machine Learning approaches, for instance random forest, Deep Learning includes architecture as a concept. Today you are not just managing the number of neurons and layers of the model, and you don’t just select a feed forward, recurrent or convolutional model. Many approaches are now using more and more hybrid models mixing different types of Neural Networks to create more complex architectures with “building blocks” working together, each resolving a part of the problem.
You have developed solutions that use AI for the creation of trading strategies. How hard was that?
These allow the creation of models capable of discovering patterns by themselves in time series (market prices) to determine future moves. Doing this seems very straightforward and simple to do. However, there are many challenges in this task making it very difficult to achieve.
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LTO Tape-The Backup Solution too Tough to Die!
Take a moment to read this IDC Whitepaper by Phil Goodwin: “Tape and Cloud: Solving Storage Problems in the Zettabyte Era of Data”
In this informative whitepaper, Mr. Goodwin discusses the massive growth of Corporate Data, in fact IDC estimates corporations will be dealing with 7.5 ZB of data by 2025, up from 2.6 ZB in 2018. After a thorough discussion of the data growth phenomena, including structured versus unstructured data, and “hot” versus “cold” data storage requirements, Mr. Goodwin makes the case that tape and cloud are actually complementary technologies, and that each has its advantages based on the use case.
It’s always interesting to hear the prognosticators claim that “Tape is Dead”, I’ve heard that for at least the past 10 years, yet like the proverbial Phoenix, it keeps rising from the ashes. It seems that as data growth accelerates, the use cases for LTO become more compelling. In fact, the LTO Consortium has plans to continue the LTO series of drives through LTO 12, ensuring customers of an unbroken roadmap for the next decade.
Recall that Tributary Systems, is a valued HPE, Tributary System’s has been the OEM supplier of NonStop tape storage devices and Library Management software for 23 years-TSI knows NonStop Tape!
Check out our website at www.tributary.com for complete details on HPE NonStop OEM Tape, Storage Director, Cloud Object Storage, and data security.
New CSP Video Series
CSP is launching an all-new video series for some of our latest solutions. We are opening the video series with Authenticator+, CSP's new solution for multi-factor authentication on NonStop Systems.
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comforte AG Launches New Payments Industry Data Security Solution
On May 21, 2019, comforte AG announced its Data Security Solution and Practice for the Payments Industry. The solution made its debut at Card Forum 2019, the annual gathering of card and payment executives from the industry’s leading issuers, networks, retailers and innovators. Card Forum 2019 was held May 21-23 in New Orleans.
comforte AG has over a decade of history working with payment service providers (PSPs) to achieve compliance with data security regulations, in particular, PCI DSS, as well as with more recent legislation such as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the upcoming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The new solution will provide PSPs with enterprise-grade data security that not only fulfils key requirements of existing regulations, but will also help them to prepare for PSD2, which comes into effect in September of this year.
PSD2 and open banking offer PSPs numerous opportunities to generate additional revenue, reduce costs, and increase market value. Mobile applications will open new revenue streams for PSPs, either through subscription fees or commission fees for recommended third-party services.
The new regulation also offers new opportunities to monetise data, which is where comforte’s new payments security solution comes into play. Data is extremely valuable for trend analysis and business intelligence, but it can only be distributed in an aggregated and protected form in order to protect individuals’ privacy. Organisations hoping to leverage this new opportunity will have to ensure that sensitive personal information is protected both in house and when being shared with or sold to partners. comforte AG’s data security solution makes this possible by protecting the data throughout its lifecycle.
This new development is part of comforte AG’s strategic growth plan. In recent years, comforte has made great strides in the global data security market. To accelerate this growth even further, comforte is building dedicated industry solutions and corresponding best practices. With the expertise of over 25 successful data security implementations at leading organisations in the payments industry, it was a logical step to formalise the approach and to launch a corresponding solution.
To support this goal, the company has hired seasoned industry experts, including the former Chief Software Architect at VISA Inc.
With a world-class technology and implementation team that continues to expand its talent pool and roll out new and innovative solutions, comforte is well-positioned as a leader in data security for the payments industry.
Learn more about comforte AG’s Data Security Offering for the Payments Industry:
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