NonStop ™ eNewsletter for April 2018

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Digging for oil – DRNet is helping NonStop users strike it rich!


BITUG’s upcoming BIG SIG 

New Article on Hybrid IT from NuWave

Availability Digest Reminds Us that “Openness Was Not Always Ensured”

Visit Gravic at GTUG’s European NonStop HotSpot – Conference & Exhibition

Last Chance to Sign Up for NYTUG and NENUG!


Ten Years of CommitWork Developer Suite (CDS)

Parsing JSON Messages in COBOL

“Using Alexa with your software environment

Considerations for Cloud Object Storage

Compliance Issues When Transitioning into a Hybrid IT Infrastructure

" TIC News You Can Use – NEW TOP Windows-Based GUI Webinar "

XYPRO - GDPR – How to Comply in an HPE NonStop Server Environment

XYPRO Provides Identity Governance and Administration for HPE NonStop Servers

XYPRO looks forward to seeing you at the upcoming shows!




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Digging for oil – DRNet is helping NonStop users strike it rich!    


 NTI has been in business a very long time and has been providing support for NonStop users with its DRNet product set. Among its many customers there are numerous financial institutions relying on DRNet for data replication. When it comes to supporting payments solutions, these financial institutions cannot afford for their systems to be down for any reason and so historically, these institutions have depended upon DRNet to maximize their systems’ uptime, no matter what. However, DRNet offers so much more than just support for disaster recovery and with as much talk as there is today of maximizing the value locked away in the data these financial institutions accumulate over time, the replication capabilities of DRNet are being looked at again for DRNet applicability to integrate.

In the post of April 2, 2018, reference is made to the recent article published in the March – April, 2018, issue of The Connection - Data is King: What NonStop Mission-Critical Applications Can Learn from Formula 1. “Of course we are all familiar with the need to ensure data is never lost or taken offline for any reason,” we said, quoting the article. “DRNet has been involved in moving data for many decades now and is relied upon to ensure the degree of availability and integrity IT demands.” However, probably more importantly, “DRNet has been enhanced and is making a strong case for consideration when it comes to data integration.”

What is often overlooked today is that NTI’s product, DRNet, is an abbreviation for Data Resource Networking – a product name that oftentimes doesn’t convey all that we do, even as the acronym has often been mistaken for Disaster Recovery Networking. It’s very true that for many of our customers, support for Disaster Recovery is the key capability of DRNet that they capitalize on but when you consider DRNet today, it is more about Disaster Avoidance, even as it is a tool developed to get at the most valuable resource in IT – the data! And fundamentally, when it comes to those payments solutions that have been supported by DRNet over the years, this awaking awareness about the value of data isn’t coming as a surprise to NTI. We protected it in the past and now we are working to better integrate it with the rest of IT!

In the April 2018 issue of the magazine, Digital Transactions, in closing an article on Trends & Tactics, Richard Crone of Crone Consulting, San Carlos, California, suggests “Data is the new oil. Payment is the well.” It may be a bit dramatic but it does convey the significance of data and the value it is providing those financial institutions supporting payments solutions. After all, the transactions that flow through their platforms include insights into their customers and are along with transactions’ elements helping to predict customers’ future behavior. However, this transactional data is just one piece of the picture – a jigsaw puzzle oftentimes – and as such it needs to be integrated with data warehouses, data lakes and other related technologies supporting today’s business analytics processing. Without access to all the data, results from these analytics may end up skewed improperly. DRNet is the best solution if you really want to strike oil when looking at all the data you acquire with your payments solution!

DRNet is all about networking data resources and while in the past this property of DRNet has helped NTI address the all-important issue of disaster avoidance, it is critical to recognize just how valuable a role DRNet can play in future data integration projects. Integration will be a highlight of NTI’s presentation at the upcoming GTUG / European NonStop HotSpot - Conference & Exhibition and should this be an area of interest for you and your company, make sure you join us for this update on DRNet. And remember too, visit the
NTI web site for more information about DRNet – just check under the PRODUCTS tab or reach out to the sales team at NTI via email
or simply call us at +1.614.794.6000  

BITUG’s upcoming BIG SIG event in London on May 9, 2018

If you haven’t been to BITUG’s “BIG SIG” event in recent time then you really have missed out on participating in the premier gathering of the NonStop community in the British Isles. It is always well supported by the HPE NonStop team and attracts all of the major NonStop vendors – and a new one this year!

For the British NonStop users this is simply the “must-attend” event of the year when it comes to hearing that latest news from NonStop development, product management and sales.

This year BITUG will be holding our "BIG SIG" on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, in London and we welcome our BITUG users to come along to this event. As this is the premier event of the year for the BITUG user community, it has always proved popular with all NonStop stakeholders. This year we have once again worked hard to ensure the agenda covers the topics we know you have expressed an interest in – the times, for NonStop, are most definitely, “a changing!’”

The event is being held at our previous location – the prestigious Trinity House – Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DH ( And it really is hard to argue against this venue with its panoramic views of the Tower, Tower Bridge and the Thames and its close proximity to many pubs and restaurants that are an integral part of life at this end of town.

As always with BITUG BIG SIG’s, this year’s event will be free of charge to NonStop users, with morning tea/coffee breaks and lunch provided by our Sponsor vendors.  There will of course be the familiar Vendor exhibition area with a full contingent of 12 vendors confirmed.

As per previous BIG SIG events, we will again be holding a ‘Beer Bust’ the evening before. This will be located at the Liberty Bounds pub – just a stones throw away from Trinity House – on the evening on 8th May from 19:00. All attendees of BIG SIG are welcome to come along for a drink and finger food sponsored by the following vendors – XYPRO, CSP, comforte, NTI and Rocket Software.

The Agenda is as follows: (but subject to change)

If you would like to attend you need to complete registration by following this link:

Please note: You need to complete a separate registration for each attendee! (for example, if you have more than one attendee in same company)

For now, we look forward to welcoming you!

On behalf, of the BITUG Committee – Thanks and see you soon!

Of course any questions or queries can be directed to anyone from the committee or via the website page: (

New Article on Hybrid IT from NuWave


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?


As HPE NonStop users, we know that our platform and applications typically house the most important parts of our enterprise – the ATM system that must not deny transactions unnecessarily, the manufacturing production line that must produce thousands (or millions) of items an hour without fail, or the retail point of sale system that must always be available to our customers. How does that mission critical functionality link in with the cloud?


If you missed NuWave's article by Andrew Price in Connect Now, check out "HPE NonStop and Hybrid IT: The Best of Both World" to read the rest of the article.



Availability Digest Reminds Us that “Openness Was Not Always Ensured”


Years ago, Digest Managing Editor Dr. Bill Highleyman wrote a paper entitled “Can the Computer Industry Truly Support Openness?” The paper made several assertions that seem surprising in today’s technology. It noted, for instance, that computer hardware vendors were reluctant to open their systems for true interoperability with the products of competitors. After all, open standards would make it easy for IT managers to switch products since any product that complied with the standard could be substituted for another such product.

However, openness abounds in today’s software technology and adheres to open standards. This means that the software is free for use, with source code defined by its community of developers and users. Java is the open standard for programming languages. SQL is the open standard for databases. And x86 is the open standard for system architectures. The most prominent example of open software is Linux. Windows, by contrast, is proprietary, or closed. This article discusses the concept of openness and how technologies that embrace it will lead in the future to the ultimate in operational efficiencies.

In addition to “Openness Was Not Always Ensured,” read the articles below in the Availability Digest.

What is Reliability? – In the literature, the terms that are used to describe computer system reliability are what we might describe as “slushy.” There are no agreed-upon definitions – the user of such terms is free to match them to his purpose, often with no attempt at a formal meaning. There are certainly no legal definitions that would stand up in court. In this article, we suggest a simple method to quantify system reliability, eliminating any ambiguity or suggestion of marketing intent. Our result is a table that compares different, highly reliable technologies for IT systems.

Can Applications Achieve Seven 9s Availability? – Seven 9s availability is an average of three seconds downtime per year. Can an application achieve that? If it is only the application, seven 9s very well may be possible, especially if the application has been “burned in” through use over time. But if we are evaluating the availability of an application, we must also take into account the hardware upon which it is running. Typical hardware servers have availabilities of three to four 9s. Other factors impacting availability include network failures, human error, and environmental issues. Then there is the consideration of SLAs. When a license agreement is negotiated, how clear is it that a claim of seven 9s should be attributed only to the application without its being impacted by other system availabilities?

Data Deduplication in the Cloud – Data deduplication is a powerful tool by which a specific block of data in a large database is stored only once. If it appears again, only a pointer to the first occurrence of the block is stored. Since pointers are very small compared to the data blocks, significant reductions in the amount of data stored can be achieved. With regard to cloud storage, moving an enterprise’s data to the cloud is today a common practice. Cloud providers such as Amazon with its S3 Simple Storage Services charge customers for the amount of cloud storage they use. Therefore, the customer is incentivized to minimize the amount of data storage that is consumed. Deduplication is a popular method used to achieve this goal.

@availabilitydig – The Twitter Feed of Outages - Our article highlights some of our numerous tweets that were favorited and retweeted in recent days.

Digest Managing Editor Dr. Bill Highleyman will present “Old Geezer’s Guide to What Lurks (but Still Works) in Your Data Center” at NENUG on May 21, 2018, at HPE in Andover, Massachusetts. For event information,

The Availability Digest offers one-day and multi-day seminars on High Availability: Concepts and Practices. Seminars are given both onsite and online and are tailored to an organization’s specific needs. Popular seminars are devoted to achieving fast failover, the impact of redundancy on availability, basic availability concepts, and eliminating planned downtime.

In addition, the Digest provides a variety of technical writing, consulting, marketing, and seminar services. Individuals too busy to write articles themselves often hire us to ghostwrite. We also create white papers, case studies, technical manuals and specifications, RFPs, presentation slides, web content, press releases, advertisements, and so on.

Published monthly, the Digest is free and lives at Please visit our Continuous Availability Forum on LinkedIn. Follow us as well on Twitter @availabilitydig.


Visit Gravic at GTUG’s European NonStop HotSpot – Conference & Exhibition

  We look forward to seeing everyone at the European NonStop HotSpot – Conference & Exhibition, hosted by GTUG and Connect Germany on 14-16 May at the Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Germany. On 15 May, we are co-sponsoring a Partner Technical Update (PTU) breakfast meeting for HPE Sales, Technical Services, and Solution Architects. HPE attendees should contact us for additional information if they plan to attend and have not already registered.

Please stop by the booth or attend our presentation, New HPE Shadowbase Success Stories (including Business Continuity, Data Integration, Zero Downtime Migrations). We describe numerous HPE Shadowbase success stories in several solution categories:


We will also present, New HPE Shadowbase Features that Solve Customers' Challenges (including Zero Data Loss, DB2 as a source, transforming Enscribe data to industry standard DBs). We describe the recently released HPE Shadowbase features that are helping our customers to solve their business challenges including:

  • Synchronous data replication that will deliver zero data loss during a business continuity event
  • Further improvements that simplify migrating from RDF or OGG to HPE Shadowbase
  • DB2 as a source for Shadowbase replication
  • Enscribe to SQL replication enhancements
  • Additional BASE24 feature support
  • Other new features and future product direction


Please contact us if you are interested in discussing either of our presentations’ content or having us share this information with you and your colleagues.


Gravic is co-sponsoring the Porsche factory excursion on 17 May. Attendees will visit the Porsche manufacturing plant – a NonStop user – in Leipzig. Participants will take a guided tour through the production lines where the cars are made to perfection, and then ride aside drivers in a Panamera or a comparable Porsche on a speedy racetrack. We hope to see you there!


Gravic Publishes Article on the Advantages of Scale-out Architectures

 Gravic recently published the article, Scale-up is Dead, Long Live Scale-out! in the March/April issue of The Connection. Keeping up with user demand is a significant challenge for IT departments. The traditional scale-up approach suffers from significant limitations and cost issues that prevent it from satisfying the ever-increasing workloads of a 24x7 online society. The use of massively parallel processing and scale-out architectures is the solution, since they can readily and non-disruptively apply additional compute resources to meet any demand, at a much lower cost, and with improved service availability. The use of the HPE Shadowbase data replication engine to share and maintain consistent data between multiple systems enables scale-out application and workload distributions across multiple compute nodes, which provides the necessary scalability and availability to meet the highest levels of user demand now and into the future.

To speak with us about your data replication and data integration needs, please call us at +1.610.647.6250, or email us at

Hewlett Packard Enterprise directly sells and supports Shadowbase solutions under the name HPE Shadowbase. For more information, please contact your local HPE Shadowbase representative or visit our website.

Please Visit Gravic at these Upcoming 2018 Events

GTUG IT-Symposium—Leipzig, Germany, 14-16 May

NENUG Meeting—Andover, MA, 21 May

NYTUG Meeting—Berkeley Heights, NJ, 23 May

N2TUG Meeting—Dallas, 7 June

VNUG Conference—Stockholm, 11-12 September

ATUG Meeting—Atlanta, 19 September

MEXTUG Meeting—Mexico City, TBD September

CTUG ConferenceToronto, 26-27 September

Connect HPE Technical Boot Camp—San Francisco, 11-14 November


Last Chance to Sign Up for NYTUG and NENUG!


Deadlines are approaching for the NYTUG (New York area Tandem User Group) and NENUG (new England NonStop User Group. Both events have a focus on HPE education this year, so each one has 3 hours of exciting announcements and fresh content from HPE. 


NENUG will be held on Monday, May 21st. Sign up now on the NENUG Eventbrite page 


NYTUG will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd. Sign up now on the NYTUG Eventbrite page


We are also planning a fun networking event on Sunday, May 20th that will include a tour of Fenway Park and lunch at Boston Beer Works. If you are interested in attending, please email by Friday, April 27th.


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Ten Years of CommitWork Developer Suite (CDS)

 CDS allows traditional NonStop programmers to use the modern Eclipse IDE with COBOL85, Screen COBOL or TAL without changing their underlying development environment. This means, that customers can use their existing compile macros and commands of the GUARDIAN environment.

Features and benefits

-       There is no need to change to Cross Compilers.

-       No need of OSS!
CDS can be used in an only GUARDIAN Environment.

-       Comfortable COBOL Editor with syntax highlighting, keyword assistant, folding regions, outline view of sections for quickly navigation, customizable coloring.
Showing compile warnings and errors inside the editor.

-       Starting customers host compile process.

-       Timestamp validation between local and host file versions.

-       Access and visualization of spooler entries.

-       Using all features of a modern integrated development environment, like
Software Repositories, History view of source code, task management and many more features of existing eclipse plugins.

-       Young people with eclipse experience can now enter more quickly into the traditional world of NonStop.

-       TAL Editor with syntax highlighting, keyword assistant, folding regions, outline view of sections for quickly navigation, customizable coloring.

-       Additional SQL/MP Support inside the COBOL Editor.

-       DDL Browser to find and list entries inside your Data Dictionary.

-       Secured FTP transfer by using our additional FTPS Plugin.

-       New SFTP Plugin

More Information

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Parsing JSON Messages in COBOL

JSON Thunder from Canam Software Labs, generates COBOL and C source code for reading and writing JSON messages.  Using the Thunder toolset, a JSON Handler Design is created that specifies the mapping between program data fields and JSON nodes as well as the data validation rules that should be applied.  The Handler Design is then used to generate all the COBOL or C source required to parse and create JSON.  The code can be used in new or existing programs – no runtimes required!

To see how JSON Thunder works, click here.

Thunder is the solution of choice for developers and IT architects for processing XML and JSON messages in COBOL and C.  It’s model-driven approach frees up developers’ time to focus their expertise on the business logic in their programs while reducing the time to market for applications.

Thunder is now available in three unique solutions.

JSON Thunder for COBOL and C code creation.

XML Thunder for COBOL, C and Java code creation.

Thunder Suite, which packages both XML Thunder and JSON Thunder plus version control for a truly comprehensive code generation solution.

Be sure to visit Canam Software and TIC at BITUG 2018 in London, England on May 9th, and at GTUG in Leipzig Germany May 14th to 16th.  Schedule a one-on-one demo of Thunder today!   Email or call (289) 719-0800.


To start a free 30-day trial of Thunder Lite and experience the power of a model-driven approach to code creation that JSON and XML-enables COBOL, C and Java programs, visit or


CommitWork presentation “Using Alexa with your software environment at the European NonStop Hotspot 2018

CommitWork invites you to visit the presentation
„Using Alexa with your software environment“ on May 15 at 3:30 PM (Room Wittenberg).


Alexa is a virtual speech assistant developed by Amazon.
Users can extend the Alexa capabilities by developing a new 'skill'.
In this session, you get an introduction about how to develop an Alexa Skill with Java and see how to integrate it into your existing software environment.


Considerations for Cloud Object Storage

By Glenn Garrahan, Director HPE Business, Tributary Systems

NonStop and Cloud Object Storage:

Object Storage architecture manages data as objects, unlike traditional file systems which manage data as a file hierarchy or block storage which manages data as blocks within sectors and tracks. Each object includes the data itself, some amount of metadata, and a globally unique identifier. Object storage can be implemented at multiple levels, including the object storage device level, the system level, and/or the interface level. The advantage of object storage is it enables capabilities not addressed by older storage architectures. Examples may include interfaces that are directly programmable by the application, a namespace that can span multiple instances of physical hardware, and data management functions like data replication and data distribution at object-level granularity.

There’s no doubt, the future of archiving is object storage. Object storage is rapidly replacing on premise tape, disk, and dedup disk technology as an archival or backup methodology. Massive amounts of unstructured data may be retained efficiently by object storage as it is ideal for purposes such as archiving medical imaging, photos, songs, videos, etc.

This is why Amazon S3, Google Cloud, MS Azure and all other public clouds use object storage. Its flexibility, scalability, and cost are all substantive advantages realized when retaining huge amounts of unstructured data in the cloud. Object storage (outside of back up and archive) can also be flexible with users being able to access data from anywhere. 

For NonStop users in particular, there are definite considerations when contemplating a move from legacy tape or disk archiving methodologies to Cloud Object Storage. Generally these would fall into one of four categories: Scalability, Performance, Cost and Security:



        Dispersed storage technology, employing Information Dispersal Algorithms, available with Cloud Object Storage, provides massive scalability with significantly reduced administrative overhead.

        Cloud Object Storage can grow easily from terabytes to petabytes to exabytes, and may be implemented on premise, or in public, private or hybrid clouds.

        These advanced scalability capabilities are ideally suited to rapidly growing data backup environments.


o   With an appropriate and compatible front end device, ingesting data from any backup application including NonStop, TSM, Commvault, NetBackup, Veeam can be optimized, this will allow rapid data ingestion and caching, reducing backup windows while streaming the data policy based pools to Cloud Object Storage at the back end.

        With the use of FlashSystem for the cache layer, backup data to Cloud Object Storage at rates of up to 10.4 GB/sec or 37.4 TB/hour per node, and restore data at rates of up to 9.6 GB/sec or 34.6 TB/hour are possible.


o   Cloud Object Storage typically delivers significantly lower total cost of ownership for storage systems at the multiple petabyte level, reducing or in many cases eliminating the need for data replication and the need for multiple copies

o   Cloud Object Storage is 55-60% of the cost per GB of archived data when compared to any dedup VTL

o   Cloud Object Storage may be purchased as a service (Storage as a Service, SaaS), thereby eliminating the need to procure and maintain backup hardware on premise or in remote DR sites. Storage capacity can be varied in the short term to deal with peak periods, and increased over the long term as a natural function of data growth.


        Cloud Object Storage is a highly secure object storage archival technology that has been in the marketplace for 13 years.

        The use of Information Dispersal Algorithms (IDA), otherwise known as Erasure Coding, in addition to AES 256 bit encryption, greatly enhances data security.

       IDA’s separate data into unrecognizable “slices” that are then distributed via network connection to storage nodes locally or across datacenters. Think of it this way, if you store a classic Ferrari in a single garage, a thief can break in, hotwire the car, and make off with it. If you disassemble the Ferrari and store the components in multiple garages, it’s very difficult, if not impossible, to steal and then reconstruct the vehicle.

       IDA eliminates the need for data replication.


Interestingly, in a November 2017 report from Scott Sinclair, Hitachi Enterprise Storage Group Senior Analyst, showed that the top factor that leads organizations to deploy or consider deploying on-premises object storage technology is a higher level of data security.



Forged by Power and Partnership:

For NonStop customers, a great answer is Tributary System’s Cloud Object Storage Solution. Employing advanced COS technology coupled with Tributary’s proven Storage Director® as the “front end”, NonStop customers can transparently take advantage of IBM’s Cloud Object Storage® (COS), formerly known as Cleversafe®, without any changes to their NonStop applications. In addition, Tributary’s software-defined Storage Director high performance front end ingestion and caching solution is now certified with Hitachi Content Platform (HCP).

Storage Director, is a policy-based, tiered, and virtualized software product especially designed for backup which can be seamlessly integrated with any media, including tapes, disk drives, virtual environments and NonStop or other proprietary environments, plus open systems. Storage Director can group data into different pools and apply different protection policies at different times across any storage medium simultaneously. Tributary Systems has gained a massive strategic edge as it has entered into a synergistic partnership with IBM to revolutionize enterprise cloud data backup/restore, archive and DR. Combining the capabilities of Storage Director while endorsing long-term archival to Object Storage is where Tributary sees the data backup and retention market evolving. Tributary is the only company in the marketplace that can backup all NonStop mission-critical servers using a single solution. In addition to Storage Director’s AES 256-bit encryption, data is also erasure-coded in the storage tier. From a performance standpoint, Tributary’s solution can ingest data at a rate of 12TB per hour and restore at about 8.5TB per hour. Should a flash storage be used in the cache layer, the ingestion rate goes up to 37TB per hour and restores at 35TB per hour; these are metrics that are unmatched in the market. Thus, Tributary’s IP, when combined with leading Cloud Object Storage solutions imparts exclusive cutting-edge data storage and management capabilities that can be well extended beyond public cloud models—into hybrid and on- premise environments—and also offers double-layered security for NonStop clients. Finally, the Storage Director Cloud Object Storage solution can be implemented with a monthly fixed cost model unlike all public cloud providers such as AWS who charge customers for accessing their data through additional fees for “puts and gets.” Employing a cloud backup solution where costs vary widely from month to month, based on access to their own data, is challenging for most enterprise customers.

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Compliance Issues When Transitioning into a Hybrid IT Infrastructure


Companies moving to a hybrid infrastructure for data centers face complex challenges, so collaboration and preparation are key elements in ensuring a smooth transition.

Hybrid architectures can be supported by integrated solutions that create a seamless environment between existing infrastructure resources and newer cloud deployments. Such solutions allow organizations to regulate workloads and user access to fully support security, governance and compliance requirements.

The Time for Innovation is Now

With companies needing to carry out a root and branch review, they currently have a choice. Should they improve their systems to comply and tick the boxes, or should they change to innovate? One would argue that being "good enough" isn't actually good enough, as customers place so much emphasis on the security of their data. Firms should capitalize on the excellent opportunity to take stock of what they have on their networks, as well as the policies that govern them.

Enterprises are warming to the idea of the hybrid cloud as a solution that is secure, cost effective and suitable for mobile workforces. General perception used to be that businesses ran on on-premise clouds and used public clouds for application development. Now we're seeing increased buy-in, with concerns around integration and performance put to rest.

Things get more interesting from a GDPR perspective with object storage thrown in the mix. Using this type of architecture in a hybrid infrastructure allows for sensitive data sets to remain on-site. Meanwhile, the less important data can be archived to the public cloud. Object storage also adds control of data between clouds, including public clouds such as AWS. There's also the benefit of auditability and reliable control and management functionality. Regardless of where it sits, data can be managed using a set of tools and policies designed for hybrid platforms, tools such as CSP's Protect-X®.


Protect-X® - The Compliance & Security Hardening Solution Built for Hybrid IT

Protect-X® user interface

Protect-X® is a browser-based, automated security compliance solution using the latest JavaScript technologies.  It supports HPE NonStop/X, Virtual NonStop and UNIX platforms.  Wholly developed by CSP, Protect X® is built using agent-less design so there is nothing to install on your NonStop servers.  All security is managed off-platform, via very fast and very strong encrypted connections.

Because Protect-X® was built with Virtual NonStop and open source applications in mind, it is the perfect tool to ensure that your hybrid infrastructure is compliant and secure. Protect-X® allows you to easily ensure compliance, assess risk and manage security of your hybrid platforms.


·        Allows a single security compliance policy to be automatically verified across hybrid systems, such as NonStop Servers and Unix Servers

·        Allows delegation of tasks and makes security compliance changes only after approval by the responsible administrator

Protect-X® is a powerful tool that has the ability to automatically validate compliance policies across different environments and IT architectures. It can be completely customized to suit your specific needs. It places all the power in your hands, but simplifies and automates many routine tasks.

Test Drive Protect-X® Here

For more information on CSP solutions visit

For complimentary access to CSP-Wiki®, an extensive repository of NonStop security knowledge and best practices, please visit

We Built the Wiki for NonStop Security ®


The CSP Team              

+1(905) 568 - 8900


" TIC News You Can Use – NEW TOP Windows-Based GUI Webinar "

TIC Software, the leading provider of software solutions and consulting services for HPE NonStop modernization; is pleased to announce the addition of TOP Windows-based GUI from partner comforte to the firm’s offerings. TOP reduces complex tasks to simple point-and-click operations to save time, increase productivity, and reduce errors.

TOP will be demonstrated in a Webinar highlighting the intuitive interface and features including:

  • Point-and-click Navigation
  • Extensive OSS Support
  • Individual Security Profiles
  • Command Auditing and logging
  • Point-and-click Backup Facility
  • Secure SSL Connectivity
  • And More…


Sign Up Today & Experience the Next Generation GUI for NonStop!


Join our Webinar this May 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST | Presenter: Phil Ly


More information send us an email to: sales-support@ticsoftware.com


XYPRO - GDPR – How to Comply in an HPE NonStop Server Environment

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European Union privacy law that takes effect May 25. This is the biggest change in European data protection in decades. GDPR is not an EU only regulation; it affects any business or individual handling the data of EU citizens, regardless of where that business or individual is based.
Over 50% of organizations with EU citizen data haven’t implemented plans to address GDPR or don’t think the privacy regulation applies to them.
Avoid a costly surprise. The attached article will walk you through the fundamentals of GDPR preparation in an HPE NonStop Server environment, right down to the tools and strategy necessary to comply with these regulations. With less than 60 days left, NonStop GDPR compliance should not be a daunting task.

Let XYPRO help.


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XYPRO Provides Identity Governance and Administration for HPE NonStop Servers



XYPRO and SailPoint Partner to Provide Identity Management for HPE NonStop

XYPRO’s XIC solution simplifies requirements and compliance activities. When an identity is disabled through SailPoint IdentityIQ, the corresponding account is immediately disabled on all NonStop servers on which the identity was provisioned. When that identity is removed using IdentityIQ, the account is immediately removed from all NonStop servers, ensuring the removal of stale accounts, improving your relationship with your auditors and strengthening your security procedures at the same time.

For Additional Integrations Contact Your XYPRO Account Executive

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 XYPRO looks forward

to seeing you at the upcoming shows!


BITUG Big SIG 2018May 9, 2018Trinity House, Tower Hill, London

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GTUG: European NonStop Hotspot 2018May 14, 2018 May 16, 2018The Westin Hotel Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

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NENUG 2018May 21, 2018Andover, MA

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PCI Asia-Pacific 2018May 23, 2018 May 24, 2018Tokyo, Japan

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NYTUG 2018May 23, 2018Berkeley Heights, NJ

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N2TUG 2018June 7, 2018the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park in Plano

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VNUG 2018September 11, 2018 September 12, 2018

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ATUG 2018September 19, 2018

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CTUG 2018September 26, 2018 September 27, 2018Hewlett–Packard Enterprise Canada, 5150 Spectrum Way, Mississauga, Ontario

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Working together. Accelerating results. ​A new style of partnering

 Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lusis Payments are collaborating in a fresh new way to bring increased value to customers like you.

We know that acquiring technology is only the first step in achieving a business goal. The technology pieces need to work together. They need to be tested. They need to provide rich functionality, quickly and effectively, so you can concentrate on your business needs.

To help satisfy these needs, Lusis Payments is a member of the HPE Partner Ready for Technology Partner program, an industry-leading approach to supply sophisticated integrated technologies in a simple, confident, and efficient manner.

Lusis provides state of the art products and services to the payments industry. Using micro-service architecture, Lusis brings a modern and truly flexible proposition to the payments EcoSystem.

Lusis Payments has access to the right tools, processes, and resources to help our joint customers accelerate innovation and transformation that brings value, achieves business needs, and increases revenue and market shar

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