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The 15 best business books to read this summer
Summer vacation is a great time to catch up on reading. It's even better if the books you choose will make you more productive and happier when you head back to work.

Cloud success: How to measure it, to maximize It
Many cloud projects are making good on their promises of driving revenue growth, creating competitive advantage, and improving risk management. Are you innovating fast enough?

Register Today! Don´t miss these sessions and demos at Discover Las Vegas –  Mission Critical Solutions Guide
Learn about HPE Solutions for your most critical and demanding workloads. From the fault-tolerant NonStop, to Integrity with HP-UX, to industry-standard Superdome Flex, Superdome X and MC990 X, to solutions for SAP HANA, Oracle and SQL Server. HPE experts are ready to discuss your needs and share recent innovations..

How to future-proof your storage investments
Keep these considerations top of mind: performance, capacity, visibility, and adaptability. Learn about the advantages of Nimble storage

Visit the Connect Worldwide booth #806 to register and win an HP laptop
Place your bets: Hyperconverged or Composable Infrastructure in tomorrow’s data center?
When making a decision, keep in mind how individual technologies fit together into the overall, cohesive picture. What factors will shape tomorrow’s data center?

How to know when a company is women-in-tech friendly
When choosing a company that supports diversity, look for these markers during the job interview process. There are also a few apparent “women-friendly” signposts that don’t mean as much as you might assume.

Edge computing: 4 facts vs. fiction
With the proliferation of IoT and AI, and as more devices connect to the internet and each other, edge computing is at the top of the boardroom agenda for IT. As we move closer to the edge, let’s break down some fact vs. fiction on edge computing.

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

Small & Midsize Business News

Service provider delivers dream solution for customers of all sizes with HPE ProLiant and ClearOS

J-Tech Enterprises has found an innovative new set of solutions that provides a solid value with 50% savings delivered by HPE ProLiant Servers and ClearOS.

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Multi-Function workforce solutions for enhanced business performance

The ability to operate quickly and cost-effectively is the backbone of today’s business strategy, and a new breed of technology is needed to accomplish more with fewer people and tighter budgets. For small and midsize businesses (SMBs), a simple, consolidated platform is the key to fueling workplace productivity—with integrated solutions that simplify IT management and improve on performance.

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Meet the HPE ProLiant tower family

Meet the HPE ProLiant tower family comprising of the ProLiant ML servers and the ProLiant MicroServer, the right sized servers for your business.

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Are you putting all your storage backup eggs in one basket? Better keep an eye on the backup basket.

We’ve all been there. You’ve got all your favorite photos, your contacts, your banking info, and more on your phone. After all, you take it with you everywhere you go, and there’s a lot of important stuff you need at your fingertips. And then you drop it. Or lose it. Or take it swimming. Oops.

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Software-Defined & Cloud

By the time you are reading this either the Discover event in Las Vegas will be in full swing or it will have just past. As always there are a lot of new activities happening at the show and I look forward providing an update in the July eNews.

For this month I have provided two articles, one of hyperconverged which continues to be the fastest growing segment in the datacenter and the other on how and where you go to evaluate investments that go into the datacenter. Clearly the market is saying HCI, but a few of the analyst firms are starting to say something different.

  1. The Rise of Multi-Cloud, Hybrid IT For the Enterprise

  2. Place Your Bets: Hyperconverged or Composable Infrastructure in Tomorrow’s Data Center?

If you happen to be heading for HPE Discover…I hope you are having or have had a great informative time.


HPE Education Services News

HPE Nimble Storage Advanced Administration and Integration training course available from HPE

Need a deeper practical understanding of the advanced features of HPE Nimble Storage?
Want hands-on practice working with HPE Nimble Storage solution features and how they integrate into VMware®, Microsoft® Windows, Linux and Veeam®?
Appreciate 3 consecutive days of extended lab time starting immediately after the class finishes?
Gain all of this and more: attend our new Nimble Advanced training course.

  • See the course schedule here ► Register

  • See the course datasheet here ► Read

  • See other HPE Storage courses on our Storage course listing web page here ► View


New to our HPE expert series events?

Check out our expert webinar series, and revisit the topics recorded and posted for you to revisit and share.

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New this month: check out these training courses

What’s new for training in June? Check these new courses just introduced:


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!

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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.


HPE NonStop Partner Technical Symposium 2018 Registration Packages have gone out!

Registration packages have been sent out to the NonStop Partner community for this year’s Partner Technical Symposium. The event will be held on Monday, July 9th, 2018 with requested Partner meetings following on July 10th and 11th.  This is our last year at HPE’s current headquarters located at 3000 Hanover Street, Building 20A, in Palo Alto, California 94304.  This is the same location where the event was held in 2016 and 2017. If you have not received a registration package through email or would like more information email:


Gravic Publishes Article on the Better Backup Method

Gravic recently published the article, The Better Backup Method, in the May/June issue of The Connection. This article discusses The Better Backup Method for improving database recovery times after catastrophic failure for companies that use the “tried-and-true” backup and restore approach for data recovery. This method focuses on reducing the amount of data that needs to be backed up, stored, and subsequently retrieved for restoring transactional mission-critical databases to a current, consistent, and complete state in order to continue processing. It also focuses on the so-called online backup problem (where the database is open for processing while the backup occurs), and uses several techniques to reduce the amount of data that must be stored while the backup is taken as well as for the subsequent changes to the data after the backup completes. Since there is a growing need for an economic and efficient way to back up very large-scale databases, many companies are returning to physical tape to fill this need. The Better Backup Method significantly and efficiently uses backup media and backup/restore processing to improve current techniques.


For companies striving to become GDPR compliant, the PCI DSS can used as a useful point of reference for a number of GDPR requirements. While far from identical, there are certain key areas where the two regulations overlap. Depending upon your company’s status of PCI compliance, this overlap makes it possible to either fulfil certain requirements of each regulation simultaneously or to leverage existing PCI compliant technology and processes and apply them to the GDPR’s definition of personal data. This document provides insight on how to take advantage of this overlap in order to more efficiently work towards achieving GDPR compliance.


HPE Storage News

News from Around the Storage Block – from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito

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


Mission Critical x86 News

Faster financial analytics and reporting on SAP HANA steer Nissan to higher efficiency

Welcome to this month's HPE Voyage newsletter, bringing you the latest on all things Mission Critical.

This new case study summarizes Nissan´s SAP HANA project. They moved from Oracle to SAP HANA to address business growth, and are experiencing many benefits as a result of choosing HPE as their infrastructure partner.  

Read the case study to understand how Nissan trimmed month-end SAP consolidated financial reporting and reduced SAP data extraction time.  

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The unique set of RAS features in HPE Superdome Flex: How they work and why they matter

In our latest blog post learn how HPE Superdome Flex delivers five 9s single-system availability by incorporating extraordinary Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) capabilities that keep you up and running.

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HPE Superdome Flex Server Wins Records on SAP® BW Edition for SAP HANA® Standard Application Benchmark Version 2

Superdome Flex achieved the top single-DB-node results with 10.4 billion initial records, on an 8-processor system, for all phases of the SAP® BW Edition for SAP HANA® standard application benchmark Version 2. The server was configured with eight Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors.

Key takeaways:

• World record single-DB-node with 10.4 billion initial records, on an 8-processor system, across all three phases of the benchmark

• First and only result on the Version 2 benchmark with the Meltdown and Spectre security patches, variants #1 and #2

• First result with Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

• First single-DB-node result

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Attend HPE Discover: 19-21 June, Las Vegas USA

Join us at HPE Discover Las Vegas, June 19-21 and learn about HPE´s comprehensive solutions for your most demanding and critical workloads.


Key demos in the Transformation Zone

HPE Superdome Flex: The world’s most scalable and modular in-memory computing platform

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Running critical enterprise workloads with Oracle or SQL Server

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Empower the real-time enterprise with SAP HANA

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Key sessions

New HPE Superdome Flex: Unprecedented scale, modularity and reliability for critical databases and real-time analytics

Session ID: B4973, Tuesday,   June 19, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m.   

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Keys to capitalize on SAP HANA: Lessons learned from successful enterprise migrations: Pay Pal, Deloitte and HPE IT share their stories

Tuesday June 19 04:30 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.

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Love Oracle but hate the rising licensing costs? We have a solution

Wednesday June 20 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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Moving at the speed of memory with Microsoft SQL Server

Wednesday,   June 20, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m

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HPE Superdome Flex Update

In June 2018, HPE announces support for hard partitions, HPE nPars; certification with Windows®; and additional choice in processors and I/O on the HPE Superdome Flex. Additionally, HPE OneView 4.1 includes HPE Superdome Flex monitoring. This augments Superdome Flex capabilities on Intel Scalable processors (codename Skylake), adding to the full scalability – 4 to 32 sockets, 768 GB to 48 TB memory – and VMware and Oracle Linux certifications delivered earlier this year.

HPE Superdome Flex Solutions for SAP HANA offer an unmatched combination of performance, scale, flexibility, and availability, the industry’s largest certified system on the Intel Scalable Processor family with up to 16 sockets and 12TB of memory for scale-up or scale-out workloads. With support for HPE nPars, we now also offer a consolidation architecture for SAP HANA use cases, allowing customers to deploy multiple, heterogeneous SAP HANA instances and optimize their data center footprint.

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HPE Workload Aware Security for Linux (WASL) – Achieve security compliance in minutes!

HPE WASL is an easy-to-use security compliance tool designed to secure Operating System instances and Applications and a compelling solution differentiator. It automates security compliance for SAP HANA workloads and the underlying Linux Operating System, reducing what commonly requires several days and IT manpower to only minutes. HPE WASL now supports SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 01 and SPS 02; RHEL 7.3 and 7.4; SLES 12 SP2 and SP3; and SLES for SAP Application 12 SP2.

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