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The fussy digital natives and how to win them over with the power of HPC

Securing the loyalty of digital natives is crucial. Here’s how to win them over.

Here is how

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Nervous about migrating critical business information to the public cloud? Check out this guide for optimizing storage across clouds and your datacenter.

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HPE SimpliVity silences mission-critical critics with new stats

With a need for reliable performance and protection, companies turn to HPE SimpliVity to support mission-critical applications making certain workloads are protected, always up and running at peak predictable performance.

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7 books by powerful women you need to read

If you’re a woman (or man) considering getting into the tech field or trying to take your career to the next level, you might benefit from listening to the insights of the women who have done it before you.

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Why can’t SMBs have the big kids’ toys?

Small and midsize businesses need to compete despite smaller budgets and fewer resources.  How can they get their hands on the technology they need without breaking the bank?

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How HPE SimpliVity 380 adds more value to the data center

Paul Miller, HPE VP of SDCG Product Marketing, discusses why hyperconverged continues to increase in the market due to its substantial benefits and targeted audience; while making life simple.
It’s a good thing…

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My boss asked me to do what?

Here is some good advice on how to handle worrying work requests.

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Reach your peak performance with training from HPE Education Services at HPE Discover

Join thousands of IT professionals from around the world for HPE's largest IT event of the year. Come and meet Education Experts and learn more about our HPE Peak Performance Digital badging program and collect your Discover 2017 lapel pin and discuss training programs for you and your employees or attend a training class.

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Our power grid must be reliable and resilient

What is the difference between reliability and resiliency? Reliable power is power without interruptions. When we flick a light switch, we expect the light to turn on. Resilient power means that a power outage is quickly restored. If it takes days, weeks, or even longer to restore power, then power is not very resilient. How can reliability and resiliency be improved? Via Harvey, Irma, and Maria, we’re paying more attention to alternative technologies that will keep the lights on and will protect the availability of our most critical applications.

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Small & Midsize Business News

Why can’t SMBs have the big kids’ toys?

Small and midsize businesses need to compete despite smaller budgets and fewer resources.  How can they get their hands on the technology they need without breaking the bank.

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Is your network killing collaboration?

Old networking infrastructure is one of the biggest barriers to implementing a unified communications and collaboration strategy.  Here’s how SMB networks can handle the increased load, without requiring a significant hardware upgrade. 

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The world’s most secure industry standard servers are now available for SMB IT environments.

Two more servers have been launched to round out the family of purpose-built solutions for SMBs.

  • HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen10: best performing single processor tower for SMBs and ROBOs, delivering a 21% performance boost over the previous generation
  • HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10: ProLiant’s most powerful and versatile 2P tower, delivering a 71% performance boost and a 27% increase in cores over the previous generation

Learn more about the complete lineup of entry-level servers and solutions

 

HPE introduces the industry’s broadest high performance flash portfolio for midsize businesses

On September 25th, HPE announced enhancements to storage, server, and hyperconverged offerings to bring affordable performance and secure infrastructure across any price point and deployment model.  

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Combine the best of on-premise virtualization with public cloud

Leading organizations can easily combine the best of on-premise virtualization with public cloud by simply making the right decisions and following best practices.  Read this report by Aberdeen group and learn how to reap the significant benefits of faster delivery, improved reliability and savings on IT costs. 

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Like magic beans for your business

When you’re reaching for the sky, you need a server that can grow with you. The ProLiant ML110 Gen10 Server is a high-performance, single-socket tower with enterprise-class features that’s ideal for growing businesses. It features the right balance of storage, performance, efficiency, and manageability to address multiple workloads. 

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Good things come in small packages

When it comes to increasing your IT power with limited space, good things come in small packages. The HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Server is our most powerful and versatile two-socket tower, delivering class-leading performance, expandability, manageability, reliability, and serviceability—now in a much smaller form factor. 

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HPE NonStop News

 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Register for $1,295 Until October 20th.

 

Join Connect and CSP on Sunday, November 12th from 4-6pm for a NonStop Technical Boot Camp Registration Party sponsored by CSP

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Join us between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 12th to kick off NonStop Technical Boot Camp 2017 in style! Register or pick up your badge at CSP's Welcome Reception including our "Taste of San Francisco" hors d'oeuvres and premium beverages. CSP's Welcome Reception is being held in the Technical Boot Camp registration area of the Hyatt Regency Atrium. See you there!

 

Boot Camp Kick Off Event - Beer Bust Sponsored by XYPRO.
Sunday, November 12th - 6:00-8:00pm

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EVERYONE IS INVITED TO THE SUNDAY EVENING BEER BUST in the Partner Pavilon.

Kick off Boot Camp with a Beer Bust sponsored by XYPRO.  Come have a beer with your NonStop community and take home the 2017 NonStop TBC beer mug.

 
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Connect NonStop Community Celebration

Sponsored by OmniPayments

Connect and OmniPayments are concocting the perfect pairing for wine connoisseurs and wine novices alike. Both challenging and entertaining, Boot Campers will be divided into teams of 10 people and provided with the proper enological tools to blend a selection of high-end varietal wines into a killer red wine blend. Each team will strategize, measure, blend and taste until they feel they have concocted the best wine from the provided components. A blind tasting will determine the best-blended wine. Votes will be tallied, the winning wine announced, and the bottling process will begin. Each participant will take home a bottle of the winning wine as a memento to be shared wherever home may be, or perhaps opened together next year to reminisce about #NonStopTBC2017.

 
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NEW!!
HPE NonStop Education Courses offered before the 2017 NonStop TBC.

U4147S-BC
Fast Track Concepts and Facilities for HPE NonStop Systems
(2 day course!)

CO1601-BC
Securing HPE NonStop Servers using IPSec

CO1601-BC
Securing HPE NonStop using IP Tables (CLIM)
 
Information and Registration

 
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In September, Gravic published an HPE Shadowbase data integration case study on Prescription Drug Fraud Prevention.Prescription drug claims fraud is big business, costing billions of dollars. To help a country’s government healthcare agency stem the losses, a centralized claims fraud adjudication and prevention decision support system was implemented. The agency chose HPE Shadowbase data replication software to provide real-time replication from an HPE NonStop claims processing system to feed the new decision support environment. Shadowbase SOLV enabled the new system to load with no application downtime. This case study provides an excellent example of how new services can be rapidly implemented by using HPE Shadowbase Data and Application Integration facilities.

 

NonStop Under 40 Election 2017

This is a Call to Nomination for the upcoming NSU40 Election. The president slot will be vacant. If you are interested in running please email the following to nsu40@idelji.com;

  • Name
  • Company
  • Title
  • Experience in the NonStop world
  • A statement as to why you would like to be NSU40 President and what unique qualities you bring to the table
  • Headshot (optional)

The information you provide will be posted on the NSU40 site for voting by the NSU40 group members. Anyone is welcome to apply with the following requirement;

You will be attending both TBC in San Francisco as well as eGTUG in Leipzig. These are the two events with NSU40 meetings where you are required.

The cutoff date for applications is Friday, October 20th at 12PM EST

We will open the election the following week for voting and a winner will be announced prior to the upcoming TBC

 
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Save the Date: DUST Chapter Meeting - Desert Users of Tandem

December 12
‘HPE NonStop Technical Boot Camp highlights’ 
Scottsdale, Arizona
CVS Health
Information: Event Listing

 

Proximus achieves 100% uptime for billing app with HPE NonStop

Read this recent case study to learn how HPE NonStop X is helping Proximus achieve 100% uptime for their billing applications. Proximus- the largest telecom player in Belgium offers customers fixed line, mobile, internet, and TV. The quadruple play requires converged billing based on real-time call data records (CDRs). They upgraded to NonStop X from NonStop i, and achieved 100% uptime, 2X faster CDR processing and 1.5X faster execution of online transactions.

 
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NuWave is excited to be at several of this fall's NonStop User Group meetings. Be sure to come and find us at the following events, and check our News and Events to see our full calendar and recaps from past meetings!

 
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Can you believe it?  NonStop Technical Bootcamp 2017 is only two months away. HPE, Connect and all the partners are working hard to make 2017 a great show.  The 2016 NonStop Technical Bootcamp was big.  Nearly 500 attendees crowded the hallways, conference rooms and lobby bar at the Fairmont in San Jose. The atmosphere was enthusiastic and immersive. There was a lot going on over the 5 days of festivities.  Our post show blog last year boiled 2016 down to 5 key takeaways.   There is so much to be excited about for Boot Camp 2017; a new location, great restaurants, exciting HPE news, and XYPRO will have plenty of our own exciting news. We a look forward to what will happen this year and to seeing everyone in San Francisco!

 

Trust Networks leverages NonStop X to strengthen availability

Trust Networks provides ATM services across Japan. They upgraded the end-of-life system running critical relay switching for ATMs to HPE Integrity NonStop X and moved from Oracle DB to HPE NonStop SQL/MX database. NonStop X now ensures continuous availability for ~1,000 ATMs, with 50% lower costs and supports projected 5-year growth.

 
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As a citizen of the HPE NonStop community, it is sometimes hard to believe how much my work has changed over 25 years.  Compliance frameworks such as PCI DSS now demand as much of my attention as robust performance or maintaining the five nines. Consciously, I realize that adhering to standards isn’t a chore to be marginalized.  But I must admit that I’ve allowed this focus to wander.  The transformation of this platform combined with the  “do more with less” doctrine has influenced me to prioritize higher visibility projects.  I am re-considering those priorities. Boosting database performance, patching memory leaks, and leveraging virtualization are terrific, but what will happen to support for these worthy endeavors if we fail audits, lose compliance, or worst of all, suffer a breach?

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The Equifax Data Breach – 1 month later

Seems like just when the news couldn’t get any worse for Equifax, it does. The affected tally has been increased to over 145.5 million people. The Equifax (NYSE:EFX) stock dropped 25 points in September, the CSO, CIO, and CEO all ‘retired’, and they are facing lawsuits and Congressional Hearings. The interim CEO said the problem was isolated to 1 person, who failed to notify the security team to upload the Apache Struts patch to close a new vulnerability. All of this data hacked because of patch maintenance and 1 person?? At comForte we suggest taking a proactive approach which focuses on protecting the data itself – by means of tokenization or encryption. When the sensitive data is about to be written in real-time to files or to databases, a step is performed to de-identify the data. As a result, it would not have mattered if the patch was applied or not, or whether the firewalls were effective to keep hackers out. The sensitive data would have no value to bad actors. This data breach could have been prevented with the right approach!

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Save the Date: SunTUG Connect Florida and Golf tournament. 

March 2nd. 2018.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport - Westshore
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 

 
 
 

HPE Education Services News

HPE is the first and only global learning partner for SUSE

Today, thousands of businesses worldwide rely on SUSE for their mission-critical computing and IT management needs. HPE and SUSE enjoy a unique partnership, enabling HPE to deliver SUSE technology and education integrated with HPE technologies to our customers around the globe. Let HPE help you master the world of SUSE technologies.

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Reach your peak performance with Training from HPE Education Services at HPE Discover 2017, Madrid

Join thousands of IT professionals from around the world for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s largest IT event of the year.   Discover 2017 takes place in Madrid 28 - 30 November. Come and meet Education Experts and learn more about our HPE Peak Performance Digital badging program and collect your Discover 2017 lapel pin and discuss training programs for you and/or your employees or attend a training class - 1 hour lecture only on key topics including  Recovery Manager Central and StoreOnce Cloud Bank Storage, HPE Synergy and Deep Learning or get fully engaged in the 2 hour DevOps simulation.

 

 

Attending the ITSMF-UK Conference 2017, 20th – 21st November, Manchester?

Come and meet us at the HPE stand and join our seminar delivered by John F McDermott on Monday 20th November   - Hybrid-IT needs Hybrid Good Practice

Hybrid-IT is fast becoming the norm in terms of physical infrastructure and the service providers that IT has to manage on behalf of the organisation or business. We therefore need a larger, mixed bag of good practice that will work together and create a coherent management system. Come and learn more.

 
 

Software-Defined & Cloud

Continuing on with the Public cloud series I started last month I have added two articles on private cloud for this month. Azure Stack has been made a big splash in the press and may have achieved the longest running press release opportunity for Microsoft to date!! Although the product is still not shipping the articles below highlight the new HPE Azure Stack offering and how we announce this at Microsoft Ignite.

HPE lights up the tech world at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Accelerate your hybrid cloud deployment with HPE and Microsoft Azure Stack

Security and hyperconverged have also been in the news, and so I have included an interesting article on Ransomware and steps you can take to avoid it and a disaster recovery solution that a Austrian law firm choose as a solution

What college football tactics can teach you about surviving a ransomware attack

Austrian law firm chooses winning hyperconverged disaster recovery solution with HPE SimpliVity

Lastly, for anybody reading this article and is based in Europe, don’t forget to mark your calendar for HPE Discover Madrid Nov 28th through the 30th, this is shaping up to be a very interesting event.

 
 

Mission Critical x86 News

SQL Server for Linux Is Here and A New Chapter for Mission Critical

Read this blog post to learn how the release of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2017 brings new options for deploying mission-critical database workloads that can lower costs, safeguard your operations, and provide unmatched scale for SQL Server.

 

Mission Critical Solutions in a hybrid IT world

Read this article to learn about recent HPE innovations to power your digital core, empower real-time analytics and modernize business processing. The article includes real world examples of customers using HPE mission critical solutions to accelerate business outcomes.

 

Protect your critical SQL Server 2017 workloads on Linux ® with Serviceguard for Linux

Protect your critical SQL Server 2017 workloads on Linux ® from unplanned and planned downtime through a multitude of infrastructure and applications faults across physical and virtual environments over any distance with HPE Serviceguard for Linux (SGLX). As part of a Beta program, HPE SGLX offers context sensitive monitoring and recovery options for Failover Cluster Instance and Always On Availability Groups SQL Server workloads. Maximize uptime with HPE SGLX without compromising data integrity and performance. For more information on the beta program visit this page

 

Why wait? Migrate from IBM Power with confidence and reduce TCO by up to 60%

Read this recent article to understand why IBM Power customers are migrating to HPE solutions to modernize their environments while reducing TCO and gaining agility.

 

 

Blog post: Pella Increases Infrastructure Performance and Scalability—and Saves on Oracle Costs

Read this blog to learn how Pella windows used HPE technology, including HPE Integrity Superdome X and HPE 3PAR storage, to reduce their Oracle licensing costs and increase performance and scalability.

 
 

HPE Storage News

News from Around the Storage Block – from HPEStorageGuy Calvin Zito

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