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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.



Gravic Publishes New Article on Dramatically Reducing Outage Costs with Advanced Business Continuity Solutions

In the May/June issue of The Connection, Gravic published a new article, Dramatically Reduce Outage Costs with Advanced Business Continuity Solutions. Whether it be fire, power failure, software error, malfeasance, or some other cause, events occur which can lead to unplanned outages of IT services. If your business is relying on an active/passive or asynchronous data replication solution for business continuity, then it is time to look at whether or not it really provides a sufficient guarantee of protection against the impacts and costs of downtime and data loss. Chances are that it does not, and you should consider moving to a higher level of business continuity solution – such as sizzling-hot-takeover (SZT) or active/active – which mitigate the issues with active/passive, resulting in much better total cost of ownership (TCO). For those businesses that cannot tolerate any downtime or data loss, synchronous replication, HPE Shadowbase ZDL, should be utilized for the highest levels of availability with no data collisions and zero data loss.



Xypro in the news: How Perks Designed for Millennials
Reinvigorated This Company's Aging Workforce

We started, about six or seven years ago, evolving the company and getting more into modern security technologies. When we started that, we realized that we had to bring in some new blood. Most of our employees were older. There was a time when they might have all been retiring within a five-year time period.

So we specifically started targeting universities and their career fairs. We started an internship program, very small at first, with one or two interns. Now, six or seven years later, we regularly have 12 to 15 interns at any given time.



Tributary's Cloud Object Storage (COS) and STRADL

Tributary Systems introduces innovative high performance enterprise cloud data backup and cloud data management solutions with Tributary's Cloud Object Storage (COS) and STRADL for all open environments, HP NonStop, IBM iSeries and Mainframe z/OS environments. 



Paymark is New Zealand’s leading electronic payments company and Kiwis rely on us to ensure that electronic purchasing is available wherever purchases for goods and services need to be made.

In our history to date, we have put through 16 billion transactions, worth an estimated $700B, and worked with over 120,000 merchants.  Our Connex team are the engine to ensuring Kiwi’s continue to transact seamlessly.  Our team works directly on our core transaction processing platform, on large scale projects like major system upgrades through to small system enhancements.  We have a number of opportunities available for talented individuals to join a great team, these include:  Connex Configuration Specialists, Connex Developers, Connex Support Specialists, Core Switch Architects and Systems Programmers.  Our Core Switch team work across the business to find and develop solutions for our customers, translating those solutions into technical specifications and also provide second and third level support for transaction, card and host testing and configuration.  Detailed role descriptions for each position can be found on our website at https://jobs.lever.co/paymark



Connect Worldwide is pleased to welcome new Board of Director member Navid Khodayari

Navid has spent his career in Business Development field of the HPE NonStop space. Throughout his tenure Navid has witnessed many changes to not only the technology of the platform but also the business landscape of the Mission Critical Server market.

Navid currently serves as Director of Business Development of Idelji and travels the world for all things NonStop. He is the chair of the Southern California NonStop User Group as well as the founder of NonStop Under 40, which advance both the marketing and education offerings for the HPE NonStop world.



NuWave's latest product, LightWave Client, is gearing up for its general release this quarter!

LightWave Client is middleware that allows applications running on NonStop servers to securely access REST Web services anywhere, on any platform or operating system.

To learn more about LightWave Client, visit us online or contact sales@nuwavetech.com for more information!



OmniPayments Introduces OmniATM

OmniATM on HPE NonStop provides ATM terminal driving and broad support for the most popular ATMs. Available 24x7, it drives/acquires all ATM transactions, supports cardless and biometric transactions, offers real-time value-added services, and delivers bulletproof security.



It has been a busy event season!

Don't miss out on NuWave's recaps from all the TUGs on our News & Events page, and keep up with the latest in NonStop Innovations over on their blog.





Save the date!

ATUG 2017 - Atlanta HPE NonStop User Group Chapter Meeting
September 20, 2017 Atlanta, Ga, Home Depot HQ


NonStop Under 40 – Have you joined 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 here to start participating today!




Chapter Recap: News from NYTUG

NYTUG was a big hit for companies with NonStop systems in the New Jersey/New York area.  HPE hosted the event at their Berkley Heights office in New Jersey. Over 30 people from several companies attended, included representatives from JPM/C, Fiserv, and ValueLine.

The agenda was packed with informative presentations including solution overviews delivered by comForte, Omnipay, Xypro, NuWave, Gravic and Idelji.  Topics on data security, application modernization, monitoring, contingency planning and more were covered.  Bill Highleyman, editor of the Availability Digest newsletter, also gave a funny presentation on “Fat-fingers” and the impact of screw-ups in IT – he shared many examples and brought laughs to the audience.

The HPE team provided excellent presentations as well, covering Blockchain/BitCoin/DLT and how NonStop systems are well poised to support these new disruptive concepts & technologies, an overview of DevOps on the NonStop, and Virtualized NonStop. 

 I must say that both Matt Riesz and Peter Scharvcz, as well as the rest of the HPE team, really know their NonStop customers, as they were contributing to each conversation and discussion throughout the day, which helped make this event a success.

 A few people attending the event for the first time provided some valuable feedback.  One comment I received was that they had no idea what to expect, as they thought some of the topics may not be relevant for their specific day-to-day job function.  However as the day went on, they realized how much value the presentations were, and that there was a lot of useful information they will be taking back to their department to share with others! 

 I think this sums up what the TUG events are all about.  They help bring awareness of potential solutions, especially what others on NonStop systems are doing, which helps driving new attendees to  future TUG events.

 John Vollers and Gabrielle Guerrera did an excellent job MC’ing the day, and high-fives go to Mandi Nulph of NuWave for organizing and coordinating with HPE to ensure the days leading up to the event were properly prepared. 

 With the success of the NYTUG, I look forward to hearing how upcoming events such as HPE Discover 2017 and others, fare for the NonStop community!

 Jonathan Deveaux www.comforte.com




Get Smart! Control KAOS with Layered Security

 XYPRO’s approach to HPE NonStop security is this: we took the layered, defense in depth strategy and deconstructed all those layers to identify where the system or data is most at risk on the NonStop server.  We apply the strategy based on the risk involved, the type of data we’re aiming to protect, and how different layers can interact with each other for risk mitigation. We ended up with the layers illustrated below.  In this introductory article, we’ll identify and explain all the layers.  In future articles we’ll discuss the importance of each layer in depth.



XYPRO - Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work 2017 – It’s Always About More Than Just Business

I am pleased to share some very exciting news that XYPRO is one of the honorees of Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work 2017!  As part of a prominent inc.com feature, the list is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies and XYPRO was one of those companies!




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