Data centers are here to stay, but see what is changing
Yes, data centers are here to stay, but expect changes in the services requiring support and how those services integrate with the business.

How to build a data driven culture in your business
Making decisions based on the right data is key, but success is not just about number crunching.

10 things you need to know about GDPR now
Ready, willing, or not, the path to compliance must be taken, traversing unexplored territory that could contain unpleasant—and costly—surprises. Here are 10 things to watch out for.

Pragmatic Security: 20 signs you are 'boiling the ocean'
How can organizations turn away from ocean-boiling and move to a realistic approach to security? Here are some tips to improve your security posture.

Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
If a company uses a cloud, either public or private, cloud computing eliminates its need to process applications via dedicated servers. The cloud also provides the scalability required to support an application. Clouds are highly available, but they do fail on occasion. Although cloud data can be backed up via on-site backup hardware, it makes sense to take advantage of cloud-to-cloud backup, the practice of replicating data from one cloud into another.

The next Big Thing is … The Intelligent Edge
In search of the next big thing? You are not alone. Hear what Antonio Neri has to say about the data explosion driven by The Edge.

7 ways to retain your female tech talent
Examine your culture and avoid 'brotopia' and always be relentless about professional development.

HPE Serviceguard for Linux Webinar
Join us to hear the latest on HPE´s High Availability and Disaster Recovery clustering solution for Linux workloads,  
HPE Serviceguard for Linux (SGLX) . April 4, 2018. 

Session 1:  8:30 - 9:30 am CET

Session 2:  8:30 - 9:30 am PST
Do you have a customer success story, news, upcoming event or webinar? Share it with the community here .

Small & Midsize Business News

Increase Your Network Security with Unified Threat Management

As the digital marketplace faces growing security risks, applications are transforming the way businesses operate, communicate, and protect sensitive data. Today’s businesses must invest in technologies that deliver greater performance, securely, at an affordable price. Particularly for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), simple, secure, and affordable IT allows SMBs to harness the flexibility of the cloud and the security of on-premises technology. UTM solutions from HPE are ClearOS-based offerings that unite every IT layer to provide comprehensive security.

Learn more



No Brainer for SMBs – MicroServer Cashback Offer

When you hear the words “no brainer” what thoughts come to mind?  Something so simple and straight forward you would be unwise to pass it up.  However, when we hear something is a no brainer we tend to ask ourselves, “Ok, what’s the catch?”  The sceptic in us wonders if the no brainer really is a no brainer or is too good to be true.

Learn more



New Offers for small and midsize businesses

Should you choose time over money, or money over time? This is one of those so-called dilemmas of happiness.  It’s hard to choose; we all want both.  At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we believe both are important as to how we offer our IT to you. 

Learn more



Increasing IT Security to Deliver a Superior Customer Experience

HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers deliver an infrastructure that is secure from the start, ready to scale, and built for agility and speed, giving retail SMBs every tool necessary to harness digital disruptions and accelerate growth.

Learn more




Software-Defined & Cloud

After a long time in coming, the Garner Magic Quadrant Report for Hyperconverged Infrastructure 2017 was release with much fanfare. HCI is still reported to be the fastest-growing segment at a CAGR of 48%, slated to exceed $10 billion by 2021. This report was especially interesting as this is the first of its kind, assessing vendor offerings according to the vendor’s ability to execute and their vision. In past years, I tracked and compared progress of the different vendors within the Integrated Infrastructure Magic Quadrant. But, as tempting as these comparison appeared to be, this year I refrained because the Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities Reports for HCI have been constructed quite differently.

For this month I am sticking within a Hyperconverged Infrastructure theme, arming you with hopefully new knowledge on what this infrastructure can deliver to you.

HPE recognized as a leader by Gartner in new Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Why the Hyperconverged Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports are important

Hyperconvergence plays a pivotal role at Red Bull Racing

6 ways to protect data in a dangerous world with HPE SimpliVity




HPE Education Services News

Free Expert Series Seminars

DevOps, Synergy, Composable, Hyperconverged, Management of Change, Deep learning and more.

Watch now


HPE Education Services SUSE training

Including Linux Enterprise Server, Enterprise Storage and the new SUSE OpenStack®

Learn more


HPE Education Services Microsoft Azure Stack training

HPE | Microsoft deliver Hybrid Cloud Solutions for agility and simplicity on and off premises.

Learn more

Featured Digital Badge:

HPE ProLiant for Microsoft Azure Stack Fast Start

Show off your high value skills with HPE Peak Performance digital badges: the more you learn, the more you earn.

Learn more


Helping our customers succeed

HPE Education Services helps global satellite operator deploy Office 365 to 2600 employees worldwide.

Learn more


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 our replays




HPE NonStop News

Cybersecurity Market growth – investments ARE happening

Whether the strategy is to deploy a layered approach or follow an established framework (like NIST, PCI, GDPR), securing the actual sensitive data is one of the highest priorities in any strategy. Smart organizations are investing in solutions to help minimize the risk of a data breach or exposure of sensitive data.
Read this story of how one of the world’s largest payments technology company achieves PCI compliance and protects customer data by deploying security tokenization. 

Also, check out this press release about a payments processing service in Europe which recently made a similar investment to protect payments data and maintain their reputation as a reliable clearing house.
With the global cybersecurity market projected to reach a size of $165.2 billion by 2023, as stated by, it is clear that organizations realize that NOW is the time to protect sensitive data – along with their brand reputation, before it’s too late.


HPE NonStop and Hybrid IT:
The Best of Both Worlds

Hybrid IT Infrastructure has been a core part of HPE’s strategy for a number of years now, and it’s easy to see why.  Across their product portfolio, they have made a massive investment in public and private cloud infrastructure, developing dedicated hardware and partnering with Microsoft Azure and others.  But what does Hybrid IT mean for the average NonStop installation?


Gravic Publishes New Use Case Website Pages

Gravic published a new Use Case section on its Publication website pages featuring the most popular enterprise HPE Shadowbase use cases in the following categories: business continuitydata integrationapplication integrationzero downtime migration, and asymmetric capacity expansion. HPE Shadowbase use cases solve data replication and integration problems for various financial, industrial, healthcare, and telecommunication enterprises, for a variety of environments, including HPE NonStop, Linux, Unix, and Windows platforms, running Enscribe, NonStop SQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, MySQL, DB2, and other databases. HPE Shadowbase is sold and supported by HPE. Please contact us for additional information.


Enterprise Security and Cloud Storage are not Mutually Exclusive!

While most all IT professionals understand the advantages of backup to the Cloud, they are justifiably concerned about data security. Yet, Tributary Systems, in partnership with IBM, has introduced an innovative solution for guaranteeing data integrity in a Cloud Backup scenario. Tributary Systems’ Storage Director Cloud Backup/Restore/Archival solution paired with IBM Cloud Object Storage, 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. Read the IBM Solution Brief here. to learn more about the advantages of secure Cloud Object Storage.


Did you know?

SSLv3 (and older versions) and TLS 1.0 are no longer considered secure and use of these protocol versions after June 30, 2018 may make you non-compliant to PCI DSS 3.2. In future RVUs, NonStop SSL will set TLS 1.2 as the default supported version but will allow users to modify the allowed versions to suit their environment.


Upcoming Chapter Events

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

If you haven’t been Around the Storage Block with me, here’s what you’ve missed:


Don’t forget: We swapped our @HPE_Storage and @NimbleStorage twitter accounts. With the swap, if you weren’t following @NimbleStorage you are no longer following us. So be sure you’re following @HPE_Storage. We won’t be using the @NimbleStorage twitter account going forward. And you can always find me on Twitter as @CalvinZito.




Mission Critical x86 News

Responding to business demands in Manufacturing with SAP HANA and HPE

For any manufacturing company to stay competitive globally and execute within budgets, it is all about efficiency. It is also about asset management and cost control, together with optimized processes—to provide on-time delivery.

Read this recent blog to understand how in-memory computing, and specifically SAP HANA, is helping manufacturers respond rapidly to business demands. Learn about  Kaeser Kompressoren and how they met their workload performance needs with real-time analytics on equipment sensor data leveraging HPE solutions for SAP HANA.



In-Memory Computing Innovations for Today’s Enterprise – Webinar Replay

If you missed the live event, listen to the replay of the first in a series of HPE thought leadership WebTalks on in-memory computing innovations for today’s enterprise.


In this first WEbTalk, Dr. Eng Lim Goh, CTO for HPC and AI at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, discusses:

  • High performance computing in the Data Center
  • How enterprise customers are gaining today using in-memory computing
  • Evolution of in-memory databases for real-time data analytics
  • HPE’s new mission-critical server designed with memory-driven computing principles
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a look to the future

Listen to the 30-min replay by following this registration link.



HPE in-memory computing for Energy and Utilities

Read this blog to discover how energy and utilities companies predict and prevent outages and resolve problems faster with HPE in-memory computing solutions, including HPE Superdome Flex solutions for SAP HANA. Learn about CenterPoint Energy based in Houston, Texas. They have been selling and delivering electricity and natural gas for 140 years, and wanted to better predict and prevent power outages. Leveraging large-scale in-memory computing from HPE, together with SAP HANA, they have been able to improve outage response and customer satisfaction.



In-Memory Computing Innovations for Today’s Enterprise WebTalk

Wednesday, 14 March 2018
10:00-10:30 am and 7:00-7:30 pm Central Time

(WebTalk may take place Thursday, 15 March depending on time zone)

You are invited to attend the second in a series of HPE thought leadership WebTalks on In-Memory Computing Innovations for Today’s Enterprise.

Dave Carlisle, IT CTO at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, will discuss:

  • HPE runs SAP (one of SAP’s largest footprints)
  • HPE IT’s migration journey to SAP HANA, from SAP BPC to S/4HANA
  • Leveraging HPE Superdome Flex
  • Architecting for HA and disaster recovery
  • Lessons learned and keys to success

Click below to register for the 10am or 7pm CST WebTalk!

Register for 10am CST
Register for 7pm CST



HPE Serviceguard for Linux Webinar

Date: April 4th, 2018


Join us to hear the latest on HPE´s High Availability and Disaster Recovery clustering solution for Linux workloads, HPE Serviceguard for Linux (SGLX).

HPE Serviceguard for Linux is a leading enterprise-grade business continuity software designed to protect workloads against a multitude of faults within and across data centers.

Balaji Venkatraman, SGLX Product Manager, will go over the solution overview, benefits and new features of the latest Serviceguard for Linux release A.12.20.00 providing

  • Improved scalability and flexibility for SAP HANA workloads both bare metal and virtualized
  • Support for new platforms featuring the latest generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor
  • A new HA/ DR offering to protect your critical Microsoft® SQL Server 2017 workloads on Linux ® from unplanned and planned downtime
  • Out-of-box integration to protect mission critical IBM Db2 workloads and associated database components.
  • Yet another HA/DR offering for Oracle workloads based on native Oracle ASM Mirroring

And much more!