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NTI News and Views...

Choose your Security Partner Wisely.  HP Did

First Step to Migration: Web-Enabling

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XYGATE Compliance PRO

UK Banking Group turns to comForte J6530 to Streamline NonStop Access

HP TouchPad Winner Announced! XYPRO Q2 Survey Drawing

WebSphere MQ Series and its NonStop Implementation

HP Discover '11

comForte's Wrap-up of Discover 2011 - by Thomas Burg

ACE '11

Insider Technologies – Providing NonStop Code Development, Legacy Support & Bespoke Solutions

AutoTMF, AutoSYNC and SDR User Groups on LinkedIn


Gravic, Inc. Honored with HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year Award.....

Availability Digest Simplifies Failover Analysis

MOMI  @ Discover 2011

TANDsoft’s “Application Jet Lag – Consolidating Global Data Services” Appears in Connect Converge

OSS Security is Easy with Security Policy Implementation

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Musings on NonStop! - June 11

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Growing, Growing, Growing

In 2010, we partnered with FIS for distribution in Australasia, and with comForte for distribution worldwide. Both of these new channels give NTI a greater worldwide reach. DRNet interest is on the rise with quite a few proof of concept projects in the works. Fortunately for us, Pat Nee joined NTI to head Business Operations. Pat’s extensive experience and talents are helping us manage our growth.

We are enjoying substantial growth across our customer base. Quite a few Tandem Users either implemented new DR projects or switched to DRNet from a competitor’s product during Q1.  Our existing customers are migrating to blades platforms and expanding their usage of DRNet.

The long awaited Release 5.0 has gone into beta. More details about the new features over the next month or two.

2011 also brings a decision to increase our investment in the European market. Steve Schiller joined NTI to lead the Europe expansion. Steve’s 25+ years of international NonStop sales experience will help us organize and focus our efforts in this large market.

In 2011, we are also increasing our investment in Customer Account Management. We’ve added experienced DR staff to our team. These folks have a very broad customer-focused mission. They work with our Customer’s technical staff to understand issues, keep track of our customer’s business missions, solve business problems, and provide follow-up reporting as high as the CEO.

We continue to be big supporters of the Regional User Groups. We think that when we get the members together it builds friendships, strengthens the organizations, and fosters new ideas. We have been providing financial support for the RUGs, enabling them to host fun events for their members. We went to a Texas Rangers game last fall with the Dallas group. We hosted a spring baseball game in Phoenix for DUST. We hosted a Tampa Bay hockey game for SUNTUG, and then took them all out for a day of deep sea fishing. We are always looking for RUGs that would like sponsorship.

We did not have a vendor presence at Vegas Discover, as we didn’t see a lot of interest from the NonStop community. We felt our investment was better focused on our RUG program. Even though we did not register as a vendor, we had great DRNet exposure with our friends at comForte. They were very busy presenting DRNet. Gary Stanton (NTI Sales) attended to assist and to entertain our customers. Gary took a group from Mexico to see the Beatles show.

Lastly, about two years ago we produced our “Tandem Forever” shirts to give away at shows. They’ve been a big hit. If you would like one, email us at Sales@Network-Tech.com and we will mail one to you.


Choose your Security Partner Wisely.  HP Did

Over the last three decades, XYPRO has been a leader in the HP NonStop environment, providing powerful and sophisticated solutions to monitor and secure our clients' mission-critical systems.  In recent months, we have reinforced our commitment and dedication to this market by establishing a formal and long-term partnership with HP.  Since late 2010, HP has included XYGATE Merged Audit ™  on all new HP NonStop servers. 

XYGATE Merged Audit allows you to aggregate and monitor the security audit of your mission-critical systems and the applications running on them.  XYGATE Merged Audit collects, filters, normalizes, and merges audit data from a variety of sources across your entire HP NonStop network, including Safeguard, EMS, BASE24, XYGATE security modules and others.   You can produce NonStop-specific reports based on audit data from one or all of the servers in your NonStop network, create real-time alerts for specific events, and send that consolidated NonStop audit to any off-box central audit logging devices or SIEM (Security Information and Event Manager), like ArcSight and enVision from RSA,  reinforcing the seamless  integration of NonStop server participation in any Enterprise Security mandate.

Now that you have XYGATE Merged Audit, what’s next?

XYPRO offers a packaged XYGATE Merged Audit Installation, Configuration and Education Service.  Contact your local XYPRO representative to learn more.

www.xypro.com/survey for a chance to win a new HP TouchPad

First Step to Migration: Web-Enabling

For the converged infrastructure-themed issue of The Connection (May/June 2011), NuWave Technologies contributed an article on Web-enabling applications to prepare for a zero-downtime migration to CI. Since many NonStop users are still a little confused about what converged infrastructure is and how it could benefit their organizations, we also included a more unbiased description of CI and the options available.

NuWave has been assisting corporations with migrations for many years. Using their SOAP/AM Server product, companies can easily expose NonStop applications as Web services, allowing a migration to take place while applications are still running. We call this a zero-downtime migration, and believe that it should really be the only option for migrating critical NonStop applications.

While the article only mentions SOAP/AM® briefly, the readers who have tested the solution against its alternatives are fully aware of the benefits of using this product. But, just to make the comparison clear to those who haven't evaluated SOAP/AM Server, we snuck in a list of what to look for in a NonStop SOA solution. Take a look:

1.     Does it run in Guardian or OSS?

2.     Does it have security included in the price?

3.     Is it standards-based? Does it support HTTP/HTTPS, XML, and SOAP?

4.     Does it convert IPMs to WSDLs?

5.     Does it have Web-based management tools? If not,what does the interface look like?

6.     Does it include a wizard? If not, how easy is it to use and what is the learning curve?

7.     Does it require changes to existing software?

8.     What is the nature of the product support? Are there user testimonials, stories, and recommendations available?

9.     Is there a free trial available? If so, is it for the full version of the product?

Check out the article (called "Can SOA Facilitate Your Move to a Converged Infrastructure?"), and don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about migrating to the BladeSystem Matrix or any other platform.


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 XYGATE Compliance PRO is also available from HP on HP Integrity NonStop Servers, including the recently released HP Integrity NonStop BladeSystem NB54000c. With Compliance PRO, HP NonStop server customers manage, track and report on the status of security compliance on their HP NonStop server systems.  XYGATE Compliance PRO is a powerful compliance solution that automatically tracks the integrity of your HP NonStop server security configuration and reports on situations that can compromise the state of your mission-critical systems.  Compliance PRO supports PCI, Sarbannes-Oxley, and HIPAA, and can also be configured to support compliance with other standards.

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UK Banking Group turns to comForte J6530 to Streamline NonStop Access


In order to economically deliver reliable, secure services to its growing customer base, a leading UK-based banking group continually sought to improve ongoing operational efficiency. Toward that end, the organization partnered with comForte to migrate key branch applications off legacy interfaces. With the J6530 solution from comForte, this banking group was able to streamline user access to HP NonStop systems, while minimizing the effort and risk involved in carrying out its infrastructure initiatives.


Read more about the challenge that this UK Bank faced, the solution they found and the benefits they got from implementing this solution.


Come and see us at these upcoming events in 2011

BITUG Modernization & Solutions SIG, London, July 20

VNUG, Stockholm, Sept 5-7

BITUG Security SIG, London, Oct 12

ACE Asia Pacific, Singapore, Oct 18-20

CTUG, Toronto, Oct 26

GTUG, Germany, Nov

Discover, Vienna, Nov 29 - Dec 1

BITUG BIG SIG, London, Dec 8



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HP TouchPad Winner Announced! XYPRO Q2 Survey Drawing

Congratulations to our Q2 Survey Drawing Winner of an HP TouchPad.  Our survey winner is in the process of being notified.

You can win your own HP TouchPad this quarter by answering a few short questions at www.xypro.com/survey


WebSphere MQ Series and its NonStop Implementation

It is easy to find generic WebSphere MQ Series resource, but resources that know how MQ Series is implemented on the NonStop platform is a different matter. BrightStrand has those skilled, specialist consultants and can deliver training and consultancy. These consultants have also undertaken major MQ Series upgrades to Version 5.3.

Course Overview

This course, in-depth training for HP NonStop System Administrators, is delivered by BrightStrand specialists. On successful completion of this course System Administrators will be able to understand the installation and configuration of the WebSphere MQ V5.3 (WMQ) environment. The training is designed to give System Administrators basic knowledge about WebSphere MQ Series daily operation and error handling. The course consists of lectures and labs to better understand and practice the WebSphere MQ Series environment.

This course can be tailored to particular customer requirements and conducted on customer premises.

WebSphere MQ Series Consultancy

BrightStrand delivers WebSphere MQ Consultancy through its experienced, specialised consultants who harness their NonStop skills with knowledge of the WebSphere MQ Series software and its implementation in the NonStop environment. The same people deliver the training so that customers can be assured that the presenter is talking from experience in the field.

For further details of WebSphere MQ Series Training and Consultancy please contact Dave Stewart today on +44 (0)7831 775115 or email him on dstewart@brightstrand.com.

HP Discover '11

HP Discover opened with a bang – over 12,000 attendees together in the first general session. 

We heard Leo Apothekar’s views on mobility, WebOS, and the cloud – a recurring topic for the week... Our VP of Sales and Marketing, Barry Forbes, is now officially famous...

There was hardly a single person in the MGM Grand Garden Arena remaining in their seats for the two encores that Paul and his band played. 

Simply awesome...

Congratulations to our booth drawing winner of a new HP TouchPad... Read the full blog at http://blog.xypro.com

comForte's Wrap-up of Discover 2011 - by Thomas Burg


HP Discover 2011 in Las Vegas is over and people are back at their desks digesting all the information that they took in at the event. Many of you participated in various discussion groups talking about their key take-aways and impressions from the event. Thomas Burg, CTO of comForte, put together his 'very biased' account of the event in a blog. Read what he's got to say at comForteLounge and join the discussion on LinkedIn.


You may have noticed that we have broadened our social media presence over the last few weeks and we very much encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (see below) in addition to our blog on comForteLounge and the comForteLounge Group on LinkedIn.


Come and see us at these upcoming events in 2011

BITUG Modernization & Solutions SIG, London, July 20

VNUG, Stockholm, Sept 5-7

BITUG Security SIG, London, Oct 12

ACE Asia Pacific, Singapore, Oct 18-20

CTUG, Toronto, Oct 26

GTUG, Germany, Nov

Discover, Vienna, Nov 29 - Dec 1

BITUG BIG SIG, London, Dec 8


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ACE '11

XYPRO Technology attended the ACI User Groups Conference at the Del Coronado Hotel (The Del) in San Diego in June. 

The conference boasted more than 200 attendees representing more than 70 companies.   Exhibitors represented 22 companies.

ACI is adamant that BASE24 has been sunset, however only 80 customers out of 800 have migrated or are transitioning to BASE24-eps...

The keynote speaker, Brett King, gave a very interesting talk proving his case that the future of banking is mobile...

Greg Brett from Opera Solutions explained the statistical techniques used to detect credit/debit card fraud on-line previous to a transaction’s approval...

Read the full blog at http://blog.xypro.com    


 Insider Technologies – Providing NonStop Code Development, Legacy Support & Bespoke Solutions

Since 1989, Insider Technologies have been successfully designing, developing and maintaining application software for HP NonStop platforms. From the early days of the CLX/VLX systems, through the K & S-Series (ServerNet) and onto the latest Integrity and Blade platforms, Insider’s products have continued to evolve, which means of course, that our development team have also evolved their programming and development expertise.

During the advancement of our product set, Insider’s development team have utilised their skills in areas such as the conversion of legacy code to Native objects (code 700 / 800), conversion to more common, portable languages such as C / C++ and OSS (Open System Services) while in parallel, enabling applications to run as HighPin processes.

Insider’s core HP NonStop development team embodies a skillset across a wide range of HP NonStop software, such as: TAL, pTAL, C, C++, COBOL85, SCOBOL, CRE, SQL, Enscribe, TACL, TMF, OSS, Java, Guardian Procedure Calls, Measure, WebSphere MQ, TCP/IP, SPIs, EMS, Pathway and Programmatic API calls to BASE24 XPNET.

Outsourced code maintenance, third party libraries, macros, startup files, etc are administered by Insider Technologies, including that for the Thales e-Security SRM (Security Resource Manager), a product which provides a reliable, high availability cryptographic resource to HSMs (Host Security Module) via a NonStop Pathway environment. To complement our SRM maintenance and development, Insider Technologies provides 24 x 7 support for the SRM application.

Now that you have a flavour on what Insider Technologies can provide for HP NonStop code development, your search for a product to meet your requirements could be coming to an end, as the solutions you have identified may satisfy some of your requirements – but not all. Therefore, if you have identified these packaged solutions as insufficient or inflexible enough for your enterprise, then Insider Technologies Bespoke Development expertise is available to custom build a solution to your specifications, which will be delivered efficiently, effectively and by virtue of our proven project & quality based methodology.

For more information on our NonStop bespoke development, maintenance and third-party software support services, please visit the following link:


To complement our continuous development of NonStop, including of course, our UNIX, Linux and Windows solutions, Insider Technologies has introduced Agile development using the SCRUM framework methodology, providing the company with a highly flexible and well managed approach to product development.

Agile software development is a group of software development methodologies based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams.

For further information on our Agile approach to product development, please visit the following link:


If any of the above interests you, then please visit our website for further details, or download our Company Brochure for all you need to know about Insider Technologies Limited.


You can also subscribe to our free newsletter where you will be kept informed of Insider’s latest news. If you wish to subscribe, or just wish to view our wide range of our products, then please visit the following link:


You can also follow us via our TWITTER account: http://www.twitter.com/insidertech

Insider Technologies Limited
Spinnaker Court, Chandlers Point,
37 Broadway, Salford Quays,
M50 2YR
United Kingdom

Tel +44 (0)161 876 6606
Fax +44(0) 161 868 6666

Website: www.insidertech.co.uk
Email: support@insidertech.co.uk

Insider Technologies is Quality Certified to ISO9001:2008 and TickIT.

All Trademarks acknowledged.

AutoTMF, AutoSYNC and SDR User Groups on LinkedIn


Dear NonStop AutoTMF, AutoSYNC and SDR users,

Did you know there are LinkedIn groups for each of these products where by signing up, you can receive product updates and provide advice to the product teams?

To sign-up, visit:

AutoTMF Group:  http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2354072&csrfToken=ajax%3A5959698576764939338

AutoSYNC Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2354045&csrfToken=ajax:5959698576764939338

SDR Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=2863878&csrfToken=ajax:5959698576764939338

We plan to use these groups much more frequently in the future to disseminate useful information so if you are a current or prospective user of these products, we encourage you to sign-up for these groups.

Best regards,

Carr Scott Software – Developers of NonStop AutoTMF, AutoSYNC and SDR



Are you a European NonStop User?

Do you require a Full Time / Part Time Resource boost to Cover New Projects, Maternity / Paternity leave etc.?

Do you have NonStop Customers based in EMEA that require Local Support of Hardware and Software?

Nonstop World International (NSWi) can help.

We are currently providing Local Support to Vendors outside of the EMEA region for their NonStop Customers based in EMEA.

Contact us to see how we can assist you with highly skilled NonStop professionals, whether Long Term or Part Time on a 24*7 basis.




Gravic, Inc. Honored with HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year Award for

Converged Infrastructure Solutions at HP Discover 2011 (Las Vegas)

 The HP AllianceONE program team announced at HP Discover 2011, Las Vegas, that Gravic, Inc. was selected for the 2011 AllianceONE Partner of the Year Award in the category of: Innovative Award Winner: Converged Infrastructure Solutions. The HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year Awards are presented to an exclusive set of HP alliance partners in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in the development and delivery of innovative solutions that achieve standard-setting levels for business excellence and client satisfaction. HP states, “The superb quality of the award entries and the challenge in selecting the winners serve to highlight the commitment Gravic has made to our mutual goal of delivering innovative, high-quality solutions that drive meaningful business results for our shared customers. We congratulate the Gravic team for their excellent achievement.”

The Gravic team was very impressed by the attendance and venue at HP Discover 2011. There were many informative HP NonStop presentations and a reasonable number of HP NonStop customers. The excitement was high for “Cloud Computing” and it seems as if HP has positioned the NonStop server as a vital component of that architecture. Other major topics were the continuing discussion of various success stories in the Converged Infrastructure area as well as much interest in the HP NonStop Blades products with many recent migrations to it.

The team delivered two educational sessions at the show, one targeted to the HP Japan/customers and another to a general session. Both were based on high and continuous availability NonStop-based business continuity architectures, with the first being more C-class executive level and the second focusing on the technical details. If you or your team are interested in hearing either presentation, please contact us and we’ll arrange for a presentation to meet your needs.

Once again, there was considerable interest in Shadowbase Zero Downtime Migrations (ZDM) technology, as many of the upcoming NonStop conversions (e.g., upgrading to SQL/MX 3.0, a migration to a Blades architecture) will require full application or system outages. If eliminating planned downtime is important to you (i.e., RTO=0), please contact us for a free white paper on this approach. We congratulate John Nash of SHAZAM for winning the Amazon Kindle prize from our drawing at the show.

Gravic Awarded Four New U.S. Patents


Paul J. Holenstein, Dr. Bruce Holenstein and others of Gravic, Inc. were awarded four new U.S. Patents:

·        No. 7,962,458 entitled: “Method for Replicating Explicit Locks in a Data Replication Engine” on June 14, 2011.

·        No. 7,949,640 entitled: “Referential integrity, consistency, and completeness loading of databases” on May 24, 2011.

·        No. 7,882,062 entitled: “Synchronization of plural databases in a database replication system when replication is slower than the synchronization process” on February 1, 2011.

·        No. 7,853,561 entitled: “Synchronization of plural databases in a database replication system with simultaneous synchronization and replication” on December 14, 2010.

For more information on these and other Gravic patents, please visit: www.gravic.com/graviclabs/patents/index

Please Visit Gravic at these Upcoming 2011 Shows

VNUG Conference
Viking NonStop User Group
Lejondals Castle
Bro, Northwest of Stockholm, Sweden
5-7 September, 2011

CTUG Fall Conference
Canadian Tandem User Group

HP Headquarters

Mississauga, Ontario
26 October, 2011

ACE Africa 2011
Hyatt Regency
Johannesburg, South Africa
15-16 November, 2011

HP Discover 2011
Reed Exhibitions Messe Wien
Vienna, Austria
29 November to 1 December, 2011

For additional information about Gravic’s products and services, including free white papers on how Shadowbase data replication solutions can solve your company’s business continuity, data integration and synchronization, application modernization, and real-time business intelligence challenges, please visit: www.gravic.com/shadowbase.


Availability Digest Simplifies Failover Analysis

Although they are a predominant factor in availability calculations, failover times are seldom taken into consideration.  The Availability Digest’s June issue demonstrates how fast, reasonably reliable failovers can have a dramatic impact on a system’s downtime and availability.  The takeaway?  Failovers do count.   

Also in this month’s Digest - a review of the cost of downtime plus a “Never Again” peek at Verizon’s 4G network failure.

Digest Managing Editor Dr. Bill Highleyman presented two availability sessions at HP Discover 2011.  Plans are to post the presentations on HP’s Discover 2011 website.  In the meantime, feel free to email billh@availabilitydigest.com to request your own copies of “So You Think Your Data Center is Safe” and “Does Data Replication Eliminate Backups.”

Published monthly, the Digest is free and lives at www.availabilitydigest.com.  Please visit our Continuous Availability Forum on LinkedIn.  We’re at 267 members and counting.  Our newest thread is “How Many 9s Are Good Enough?”



At Discover 2011


BlackWood Systems, a leading provider of HP NonStop performance and operational utility software, was pleased to sponsor the NonStop Box Suite at Lagasse Stadium during the Triple Crown Community Night hosted by Vivit, Connect and HP ExpertONE.

Companies all over the world trust their HP NonStop™ performance monitoring to MOMI. BlackWood Systems programmers have over 20 years of comprehensive expertise with NonStop hardware and a reputation for reliability, technical excellence and strong customer support. MOMI runs on all NonStop platforms: Blade, Integrity and S-Series

When Your System Demands Quick Attention...®

Performance Monitor – History – Spooler GUI – Expand – EMS Viewer – OSS – Client Access – GUI FTP – VHS Log Viewer – Time Sync – Ping/Trace Route – File Explorer – Alarms (option)

Contact us for a free 60-day trial password:  www.blackwood-systems.com


TANDsoft’s “Application Jet Lag – Consolidating Global Data Services” Appears in Connect Converge

  TANDsoft’s “Application Jet Lag – Consolidating Global Data Services,” will appear this month in Connect Converge, the user group’s new digital quarterly publication. “Application Jet Lag” addresses the challenge that companies face as they attempt to consolidate applications running in different time zones into a single processing environment.  The article introduces a brief history of time zones, discusses solution options, presents case studies, and highlights time-simulation products supporting a variety of HP platforms. 

One of those products is OPTA2000™, TANDsoft’s virtual clock and time-zone simulator. OPTA2000 allows multiple applications operating in a consolidated environment to each have its own virtual system clock or function in its own virtual time zone with date/time specifications that are different than that of the system clock. 

Using intercept technology that has been a speciality of TANDsoft’s for almost two decades, OPTA2000’s intercept libraries provide virtual system times arbitrarily offset from current time.  For time-zone simulation, the libraries create virtual times offset from a system’s actual time by an amount expressed as a deviation from GMT time (Greenwich Mean Time).  For clock simulation, the virtual times can be offset to whatever time is required for the testing, maintenance, etc., of an application.  No application modifications are required, and a single server can host thousands of applications.   

TANDsoft’s “best of breed, best in price” philosophy offers highly competitive value for all TANDsoft solutions. In addition to OPTA2000, they include the Enscribe-2-SQL Toolkit, the TMF-Audit Toolkit, FileSync for automatic file synchronization and replication, and Command Stream Replicator, which automatically replicates DDL structure and other environment changes to target systems – changes and settings that normally are not replicated because they sit outside the TMF Audit Trail. TANDsoft products require minimal or no application modifications and are available for all HP NonStop servers. 

Our new Enscribe to SQL Migration Forum on LinkedIn has 59 members and counting.  Here is an opportunity to discuss with peers both migration success stories and the challenges faced by those who make the migration effort.

Visit www.tandsoft.com, or call us at +1 (514) 695-2234. 

OSS Security is Easy with Security Policy Implementation

from CSP

With the use of a powerful new Security Policy feature, Protect UX from CSP provides an easy-to-use tool to automate OSS security.  The policy tool provides a “role-based” access matrix that implements ACL’s automatically.  

With Protect UX, user profiles and object profiles are allocated on the access matrix:  the intersection of the grid provides the simple controls that set your OSS ACL permissions (read, write, execute) for each user profile, to each application profile.

Protect UX is available today from CSP!

It can greatly simplify security management of your OSS file systems. 

Key Features:

·       Implementation of ACL settings is mouse click easy

·       Modern graphic interface with right click and mouse-over options

·       Audit access to OSS objects, including ACL changes

·       Policy feature manages security settings using a “role-based” access matrix

·       Complete view of security settings in one window

·       Reports can be run to show access permissions by user or group

Please contact CSP at Sales@cspsecurity.com for more information on OSS security management or any NonStop security requirements.

Musings on NonStop!

June, ‘11

The opinions expressed here are solely
those of the now self-employed author

 Following the introduction of the new format for these articles, I will jump straight to the subject matter in hand. And it has much to do with revisiting the past. My past! It only occurred to me as I made notes for this article of how my early days working with data base products and then with manageability offerings, would be revisited as intensely as they have been of late.

That’s not to say I am spending any less time in networking and communications, as I will have more to say on this subject later in this article but rather, given that my clients are active in monitoring of systems, middleware and solutions, as well as with data base implementations, it’s been fun to step back into technologies I have only been following sparingly for the past couple of years.


There’s a new group that’s started on LinkedIn that I plan to support. And it does fit in nicely with my support for all things Real Time. Check out the group:


Discussions on this group will feature NonStop and will focus on solutions provided today by Integrated Research (IR) for which I will be providing content on a regular basis. And if you haven’t caught up with their new web publication at:


You may want to check it out as there’s my first feature on manageability in general and on how it fits with the CI-Ready program specifically. As a contributor I plan to pepper this publication with my usually slant on technology and products and as always, welcome all questions and comments you may have. Again, check it out and the companion LinkedIn group as well.

Data Base?

Manageability discussions take me back to the time I spent working as a Program Manager within the Tandem Computers development organization, Distributed Systems Management (DSM). However, looking even deeper into my past, the early years were spent working with data base management systems.

I mention this as in the next few days I will launch a white paper on the usage of NS SQL/MX following three months of customer and partner interviews as well as timely input from HP NED product managers. During the process of writing this marketplace white paper, I become even more impressed with what companies are doing today with NS SQL/MX and with the plans they are hatching for the future! Watch for this paper - it will be posted to HP’s web site and as I know more then I will address in next month’s article.

Networking and communication?

Finally, after many months of being prodded and poked in a number of Proof of Concepts (PoCs) the uLinga product from Infrasoft uLinga, has landed its first customer. The ink has dried on the agreement following a lot of effort on the part of the distributor, comForte, and I will be developing further stories on this that will appear shortly in features and articles. Watch the comForte web site where the news release will first appear.

uLinga is all about modernization of traditional networking and should be considered by all and needs to kept in mind given the single-purpose nature of HP’s CLIM product line. It’s a TCP/IP world so stay tuned.

On this note, I will wrap up this article with the observation of how the role of NonStop is once again evolving. Networking is modernizing; the data base is becoming a more robust and compatible solution; monitoring it all along with adjacent components is helping the business! Until next month…

Following my blogs? My web publications? My discussion Groups?

Check out:

Real Time View at http://www.itug-connection.blogspot.com/

…. And check out the Group on LinkedIn, Real Time View

comForte Lounge at http://comfortelounge.blogspot.com/

…. And check out the Group on LinkedIn, comForte Lounge

Realtime.ir at http://realtime.ir.com/

…. And check out the Group on LinkedIn, realtime.ir

Buckle-Up at http://www.buckle-up-travel.blogspot.com/

…. And check out the SubGroup on LinkedIn, Pyalla Track Days

Richard Buckle

Founder and CEO

Pyalla Technologies, LLC

Email:             richard@pyalla-technologies.com

ETI Announces Expanded Encryption Choices at


At HP DISCOVER ETI-NET announced new features for its BackBox virtual tape product family

that enable all HP NonStop system models to utilize a variety of enterprise key managers in

encrypting virtual and physical tapes.


Many customers are under pressure from regulatory bodies to encrypt their data to prevent its

exposure. But unless FIPS-certified enterprise-quality key management is used there is a risk of

key exposure or even data loss if the keys not are retrievable. The new BackBox capabilities

permit integration of all NonStop systems into customer’s chosen enterprise key management



Further, today’s customer disaster recovery approaches require transmission and storage of

backup volumes in insecure environments, such as shared IP links and cloud storage.

Implementation of support for enterprise key management permits utilization of cost-effective,

insecure media, while ensuring the reliability and availability of restores on mission critical

systems and safeguarding the keys that limit access to the data.


In early 2011 ETI-NET released the “Volume Level Encryption Option for BackBox”, permitting

encryption of virtual tapes by HP NonStop customers with systems supporting HP’s VLE product.

This took advantage of the FIPS 140-2-certified HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM) to

manage the encryption keys, ensuring their secure handling as well as availability when needed

to restore from encrypted virtual tape backups. All of this is handled totally transparently from

NonStop applications and does not impose any NonStop processing load.


However, until now this solution was only available for a limited range of recent NonStop system

models due to HP’s requirement for VLE implementation in storage CLIMs. With the new

BackBox capabilities, any S-, NS- or NonStop Blade system can have BackBox encrypt virtual

tapes, with the same HP ESKM used for key management.


Further, the new BackBox encryption capabilities permit the use of enterprise key managers other

than the HP ESKM. By implementation of the KMIP standard from OASIS, BackBox can utilize

any key manager supporting that standard.


To discuss this or other backup solutions for NonStop, contact ETI-NET by telephone at 1-561-

395-2278 or by email at information@etinet.com.

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7th Dec Education Day
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VNUG, Stockholm, Sept 5-7, 2011

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