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The IT worker bucket list:
40 things tech pros wish for

What are tech workers' heart's desires? As it turns out, IT professionals have some commonalities in their wish lists.

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Endemic of certificate-related outages

Digital certificates and corresponding keys are cybersecurity’s foundation. When a certificate expires, the related key is ineffective. Today’s demands for certificates are skyrocketing because of cloud services, IoT devices, etc. Companies that lose track of expiration dates risk outages and security vulnerabilities.

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How to secure the intelligent edge

When you think about IoT security, the risk of a massive distributed denial-of-service attack might be the first threat that comes to mind. But for industrial companies and other enterprises, there are bigger concerns.

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Supercharge your data center network with HPE and Arista

This strategic partnership expands HPE’s current networking portfolio, while also helping to accelerate our customers’ transition to hybrid IT and next-generation software-defined cloud data centers. Join HPE’s Dom Wilde at HPE Discover.
Session ID: SL12707

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It’s coming back: free customer training at HPE Discover Las Vegas!

Check out the expanded 9 training courses offered in 19 sessions from HPE Education Services at HPE Discover Las Vegas.  Claim your seats early as these popular sessions will fill up!

Also join HPE Education DF12606 Connect Tech Forum: HPE Education Services introduces its new Digital Learning Framework Speaker: Kelly Baig, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Green with IT envy: How enterprises can mimic the speed and agility of Cloud Giants

Instead of copying, enterprises need an infrastructure that enables them to mimic the Cloud Giants, while still being able to run enterprise applications at enterprise scale.

Learn more about how composable infrastructure can help ➲


For small and midsize businesses, a network optimized for mobile can provide a real competitive advantage. Here’s what you need to know.

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Advancing HP-UX environments with new Integrity i6 servers

Available in June, the HPE Integrity i6 servers based on Intel® Itanium® processor 9700 series and the HP-UX 11i v3 2017 release provide business continuity and investment protection for mission-critical HP-UXworkloads while delivering better efficiencies and performance.

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New video:  “Migrate to Superdome X and meet the transformation challenges”

Watch this short video to understand why Superdome X is the Unix migration platform of choice and how you can meet your transformation challenges by modernizing your environment to HPE´s Superdome X.

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Small & Midsize Business News

Make your Workforce Efficient and Mobile

Learn how Aruba Instant supplied streamlined, secure Wi-Fi loaded with security and smarts at an affordable SMB price.

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Hybrid IT: The Best of Both On-Premises and Cloud

SMBs are rapidly investing in Hybrid IT solutions to simplify operations on premises and in the cloud, ensuring that workloads are executed optimally and securely.

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Let’s Talk about UC&C

Unified communication and collaboration (UC&C) tools are all the rage. But while they’re supposed to increase productivity, UC&C tools often increase frustration. How can you avoid issues—and increase satisfaction—with your own UC&C investment?

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Turbocharging SMB Financial Operations with Hyper-Convergence

If you're an SMB in the financial services industry, look to hyper-converged environments to:  Free up resources for complex workloads. Simplify server, storage and networking infrastructure management. And accelerate the speed of operations.

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Modernizing Healthcare SMBs with Hybrid IT

SMBs are investing in a powerful new form of IT to enhance operational efficiencies, promote innovation, and improve patient care. Hybrid IT is key to improving decision quality for more accurate treatment protocols.

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Do you like tacos? See how HPE Flex Solutions Are Like Tacos.

HPE Flex Solutions for Business Intelligence (BI) with Microsoft SQL Server are like the world’s best taco bar on Taco Tuesday. That’s because you’ve got all the raw ingredients for success right there in your database or data warehouse (DW). BI gives your team the streamlined access they need to chop, slice, dice, and mix up the information they need—on the fly—in a way that’s going to help them do what it takes to drive the business forward.

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HPE NonStop News

Connect Chapter and Special Interest Groups Events 2017

Why not attend a face-to-face meetup?  Chapter and SIG events are updated as we receive them. See the calendar here.

New case study published by HPE

Last month, HPE published a new case study, Cartu Bank ensures continuous availability of payment services for Georgian businesses. Cartu Bank understands the need for continuous availability with more than 60% of all e-commerce transactions in the Eastern European country of Georgia going through its payment switch. Read how HPE NonStop servers with HPE Shadowbase software run mission-critical BASE24 payment engines to keep the Georgian economy running 24x7. Giorgi Ioramashvili, head of Cartu Bank’s IT department, remarks, “It was important to our solution to have replication software like Shadowbase integrated with the NonStop servers. We looked at Oracle Goldengate, which also could replicate BASE24, but because Shadowbase operates natively within the NonStop operating environment, it was more stable and easier to work with. Plus, Shadowbase was 40% to 50% less expensive than Oracle Goldengate.”


comForte 21 GmbH moves to new offices in Wiesbaden

As of 24th April 2017, comForte has moved its worldwide headquarters to new offices in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Over the past few years comForte has continued to grow its business and staff and as a result has outgrown its previous office facilities in Wiesbaden.

'The new office provides comForte with a modern, spacious and flexible work environment which will be big enough for future growth in the years to come', says Michael Deissner, CEO of comForte.



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LightWave Client

NuWave's latest product, LightWave Client, is preparing for general release! LightWave Client allows applications running on NonStop servers to securely access REST Web serviceson any platform. To learn more about our LightWave products, view our latest webinar where we dive deep into the functionality behind these two great REST middleware solutions!


XYPRO Team Profiles: Support guru leads Layer8 to CCDC Nationals

As XYPRO continues to grow as a company, so does the team of outstanding individuals that support us. For many members of our team security is much more than a job, it is a passion. Sepand Hormozdiary of the XYPRO support team is no exception.  Sepand has been around computers his entire life and this year he was chosen to be the captain of his team, Layer8, in one of the nation’s most prestigious cybersecurity competitions, the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC).

Sepand Hormozdiary


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comForte eBook on Application Modernization

The key to effective, efficient operations for IT – and the business – is not to change core offerings or functionality of legacy applications, but rather to modernize them. This is increasingly imperative for legacy applications to work within new contexts and technological formats.

What do you need to know about modernizing applications on the HPE NonStop platform?

In this eBook, you’ll learn the following:

  1. Why modernizing legacy applications on the NonStop platform is good IT strategy, given the evolution of both enterprise computing and the HPE NonStop platform
  2. The business case for modernizing applications
  3. Three potential approaches to modernization, and why one has such a high success rate
  4. Strategies for modernizing, including seven domains on which to focus for customer success
  5. Two case studies that illustrate real life challenges and solutions

Download your copy here!


Special Announcement: NonStop Under 40 Update – Join in the conversation

Announcing the launch of the NonStop Under 40 website, www.NSU40.com. NSU40 started as a meeting at the 2016 NonStop Technical Boot Camp, where NonStop professionals with varying degrees of experience met to discuss the current state of NonStop as it relates to the next generation of talent.

The NonStop Under 40 mission is to bring HPE NonStop Server awareness to a new generation of professionals by fostering professional development through relationship building, education and information sharing from the NonStop Community.

The website includes a Knowledgebase where the group is currently working to make educational videos and host online classes, as well as a Forum for people to discuss all things NonStop. It is a work in progress so we definitely ask for your involvement and feedback, as well as your help to spread the word.

Please register at https://www.nsu40.com/forum/ to start participating today!


N2TUG presents ' Mission: Virtual, Lone Star Style'

The North Texas and Oklahoma NonStop Users Group (N2TUG), in conjunction with the local HPE NonStop Sales team and our very generous NonStop Sponsors, are excited to invite you to a day full of great messages about NonStop at the beautiful Gaylord Texan resort on Lake Grapevine. The event is Thursday, June 1st, 2017.  

 Presentations will start at 9 AM in the Yellow Rose Ballroom, in the main atrium of the hotel.  Registration and breakfast will open at 8:00. Our evening festivities will be in the Mission Plaza, also in the hotel. 

Learn more and Register today! click here 


Register for NYTUG 2017

Registration for NYTUG is now open! Join the NonStop community in Berkeley Heights, NJ, on May 25, 2017. Visit our online invitation for more information and to sign up to attend this great event


Certification & Learning News

New books on HPE Press

Ideal Platforms for Optimizing IT Workloads helps you understand and identify the ideal platforms for running common workloads. Each chapter is written by an expert in their respective field and describes a proven workload design and deployment. This 250 page book is an excellent on-the-job reference for self-education.  And as a proof point for technical buyers, this book shows how HPE offers a whole suite of customizable solutions from the data center to the edge. In addition to solutions covering some of the most common workloads of today, there are in-depth discussions of innovations shaping the workloads of tomorrow including the Internet of Things (IoT), HPE Synergy, and the Right Mix of hybrid IT.

The Journey to Hybrid Cloud book explains how to successfully evaluate, plan and execute a Hybrid Cloud solution. Written by experts in the field, it describes the journey to setting up and using cloud environments, including best practices for guiding organizations on their move to private cloud and how to identify opportunities for extending that into a public cloud. (this title launches on May 9th)

Visit HPE Press for more information.


Its Mastermind May: Read about successful HPE Master ASEs

HPE Master ASEs earn more respect and are known for their technical knowledge. Learn more in the Mastermind series.

Each month the HPE Partner Ready Certification and Learning blog profiles a different Master ASE in the Mastermind profile series. Each profile shares how the Master ASE got their start, their favorite HPE technology, a customer story, the benefits of being a Master ASE, and provides advice for others interested in a similar path.

During the month of May we are featuring a new Master ASE each day. Visit the blog to get started learning how these men and women from around the world are helping transform customers with HPE technology. #MastermindMay


Software-Defined & Cloud

Not wanting to come across as being too promotional around the upcoming Discover event in Las Vegas in June, I have tried to temper my suggested reading list with a good mixture of material. That being said, Discover 2017 Las Vegas will be showcasing the latest software-defined experience with HPE SimpliVity, Synergy and Cloud solutions from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Software-Defined and Cloud Group and from strategic partners, bringing together industry-leading minds for four days of learning, growth, and valuable networking. If you are planning on attending I would love to get the opportunity to meet you in person.

If you are going to HPE Discover I strongly recommend attending Ric Lewis’ spotlight session…here’s the information:

HPE Discover Las Vegas top session now available!

 And here are a series of Composable Infrastructure and Hyperconverged articles you might find of interest on this topic:

How To Prepare and Prevent Ransomware From Wreaking Havoc

Selling Disruption: How VARs Can Change the Datacenter

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: Public Cloud has Latency Issues!

Green with IT Envy: How Enterprises Can Mimic the Speed and Agility of Cloud Giants

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HPE Education Services News

Attending HPE Discover? Claim your free training seats in Agenda Builder before the sessions are full!

Wondering which sessions are available? Check our blog listing here:

The Discover Agenda Builder is available here.

Search on Training, and select from the courses that are listed.


Have you heard about Deep Learning AI? Learn more about this exciting new technology with training from HPE

Last week, HPE announced its use of NVIDIA GPUs and next generation Tesla GPUs based on Volta® architecture as part of its High Performance Computing (HPC) server technologies. In the world of AI, Deep Learning (or deep neural networks) is one of the more exciting topics to come along in a few years – and we’re working with NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) to bring HPE customers the best in Deep Learning training with workshops and eLearning. Interested?


Download your copy: New White Paper on Management of Change from Frost & Sullivan

In this Feb 2017 white paper, Frost & Sullivan explain the obstacles to success with digital transformation and how to overcome them. You can download the new paper in this blog entry, on “digital natives and digital transformation”.


Did you see our announcement on HPE branded digital badges for our students?

Come check your Student Profile, to see if you’ve earned a badge. We’re awarding them to anyone who took training with HPE since Jan 2016! Also, we’ve published a new interview on digital badging with industry guru Steve Sims from CallidusCloud CX.


Need help to find your Student Profile and earned badges? See the FAQ resource on our new digital badging program page.

Look for new badging opportunities – such as for HPE Gen10 Fast Start coming soon!


HPE Storage 2016 News

News from Around the Storage Block – from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito

Here’s what’s new on ATSB!

  •  Just in case you missed it, the HPE acquisition of Nimble Storage has closed.  I have a blog post that answers some of the questions I heard.
  • Speaking of Nimble Storage, one of the things I’m most impressed about is InfoSight. InfoSight uses telemetry, analytics and learning to bring predictive analytics to life. In fact an astounding 86% of issues are automatically opened and solved. Check out this ATSB post that gives a great intro to InfoSight.
  • There was a recent two part series on Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and what you need to know about it from a storage perspective. If Windows Server 2016 is of interest, don’t miss part 1 and part 2.
  • If you’re coming to Discover, be sure to join me and Dr. Heinz Hermann Adam at our Connect Tech Forum to talk storage; it’s Tuesday June 6 at 12:00 PM. Get details and register for it on the Discover website!

Join my session in the Connect booth!


Stick around after the session for an informal, roundtable chat with me!
Connect Tech Forum: Enterprise Storage.

Follow me on Twitter as @CalvinZito and be sure to check ATSB often for the latest articles: hpe.com/storage/blog.