BITUG will be holding The “BIG SIG” on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, in London and would like to welcome all NonStop (tm) users to come along to this event.
The event is being held at the prestigious Trinity House – Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DH (http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/th/about/index.html).
For further information please Contact BITUG
XYPRO and SailPoint Partner to Provide Identity Management for HPE NonStop
XYPRO is thrilled to announce our Identity+ Alliance partnership with SailPoint, a proven leader in enterprise Identity Management.
Working closely with our customers and SailPoint, we are also excited to announce the general availability release of XYPRO’s newest solution, NonStop Identity Connector for SailPoint (XIC).
XIC is the first and only SailPoint Certified Integration for the HPE Integrity NonStop server.
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Gravic Presents at SunTUG Summit and HPE APAC Mission Critical Boot Camp
Attendees enjoyed our presentation, HPE Shadowbase Use Case Solutions & Product Update, at this month’s SunTUG Sunshine Summitin Tampa and the HPE APAC Mission Critical Boot Camp in Macau. We described how HPE Shadowbase works in several use cases for these solution categories: business continuity (active/passive through active/active replication systems);
We also reviewed new and future HPE Shadowbase product features, including support for DB2 as a source; Enscribe to SQL replication enhancements; further improvements that simplify migrating from RDF or OGG to HPE Shadowbase; and additional BASE24 feature support.
At the APAC MC Boot Camp, the HPE Sales and Presales teams also learned more about the best practices for selling Shadowbase solutions, which are available in the HPE price book. Later, these teams were joined by over 1,200 technical support (TSS) employees from the greater region, who began a week of technical training on product and industry updates.
Congratulations to Jesse Gallo from Raymond James for winning our Beats headphones prize at SunTUG!
To speak with us about your data replication and data integration needs, please call us at +1.610.647.6250, or email us at SBProductManagement@gravic.com.
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
MEXTUG Meeting—Mexico City, 30-31 May
N2TUG Meeting—Dallas, 7 June
VNUG Conference—Stockholm, 11-12 September
ATUG Meeting—Atlanta, 19 September
CTUG Conference—Toronto, 26-27 September
Connect HPE Technical Boot Camp—San Francisco, 11-14 November
The New Reality:
Facing Security Challenges in the World of Hybrid IT
Hybrid IT in a Nutshell
Hybrid IT can be defined as the mix of IT infrastructure platforms (legacy on-premise and private/public hybrid clouds) that an enterprise uses to satisfy its application workload and data needs.
There are several factors that have driven the adoption of hybrid IT infrastructures, including the need to maintain control of data, the cost effectiveness of cloud components, such as software-as-a-service and database-as-a-service, and the desire for an IT department to respond as quickly as possible to rapidly changing business needs.
This is why open technologies have become dominant, because more and more users and vendors take the open source approach when building their platform infrastructures. Hybrid IT is not even just about cloud, it’s also about traditional IT and legacy applications. It’s essential to ensure that legacy applications, which usually deal with core business functions, are able to exchange information with cloud applications and databases.
As hybrid platforms become ubiquitous (NonStop-X/Unix/Virtual NonStop), so do the security and compliance challenges they face.
Security Challenges Facing Hybrid IT
In an increasingly digital business environment, where change is a constant and there are ever-increasing demands to deploy new applications faster, older technology can be hard to scale and slow to change. Managing and securing a mix of IT infrastructures can be costly and complicated, especially when data can reside nearly anywhere
Some of the largest obstacles for creating a seamless hybrid IT environment include inadequate compliance, lack of encryption, insufficient risk assessment & security management, failure to authenticate and identify, unprotected APIs, poor data redundancy, data leakage and many other threats.
While we could go into extensive detail on any one of these challenges, let's focus on three critical areas:
- Compliance Challenges on Hybrid IT
Maintaining and demonstrating compliance can be more difficult with a hybrid IT infrastructure. Not only do you have to ensure that your public cloud provider and private cloud are in compliance, but you also must demonstrate that the means of coordination between the two clouds is compliant.
For example, you may be able to demonstrate that both your internal systems and your cloud provider are compliant with PCI DSS. But, with the introduction of a hybrid IT infrastructure, you also have to ensure that the data moving between two clouds is protected.
Additionally, you'll need to ensure that data is not transferred from a compliant database on a private cloud to a less secure storage system in a public cloud. The methods you use to prevent a leak on an internal system may not directly translate to an external one.
- Risk Management on Hybrid IT
From a business perspective, information security is about managing risk. Hybrid IT uses new APIs, requires complex network configurations, and pushes the limits of traditional system administrators' knowledge and abilities.
These factors introduce new types of threats. Cloud computing is neither more nor less secure than internal infrastructures, but hybrid cloud is a complex system that administrators have limited experience in managing, and this naturally creates risk.
- Security Management on Hybrid IT
Existing security controls such as authentication, authorization and identity management will need to work in both the private and public cloud. There are a couple of options to integrate hybrid cloud security protocols, either replicate controls in both clouds and keep security data synchronized, or use an identity management service that provides a single service to systems running in either cloud.
You must also allocate sufficient time during your planning and implementation phases to address what could be fairly complex integration issues.
As NonStop systems move into the x86 platform, more applications will likely be ported to OSS. This means that after an x86 migration, the availability of open source tools being placed in environments in which they could not previously be placed will increase dramatically.
Ensuring that your system is compliant and secure will become an even more complex endeavor.
Implementing a hybrid cloud introduces more than just technical challenges; IT administrators also must also address security issues.
Protect-X® - The Compliance & Security Hardening Solution Built for Hybrid IT
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 propagated 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® user interface
The Protect-X® interface features an at-a-glance Dashboard that calls attention to key metrics and gives quick access to related functions. Protect-X® allows users with the appropriate permissions to:
· Check how well a monitored system complies with hardening policies globally or at the individual rule set level
· Make changes to bring a monitored system into compliance with hardening policies, either once or repeatedly (on a scheduled basis)
· Create custom versions of hardening policies and check how well a system complies with them
· Produce informative reports and share them with external parties
· Verify current users’ access to critical resources and identify possible vulnerabilities posed by that access
· Manage and monitor changes to file permissions, users, groups, aliases, and Safeguard global settings for monitored systems, enforcing changes once or on a customized schedule
One of the key advantages of Protect-X® is that once configured, non-experts can ensure compliance standards are being properly maintained. Any changes requested must be authorized by an expert administrator before they can be implemented.
Protect-X® is a powerful tool that has the ability to automatically implement 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.
Protect-X® can be trialed on our test site (www.cspsecurity.com) or on your own site as preferred:
For more information on CSP solutions visitwww.cspsecurity.com
For complimentary access to CSP-Wiki®, an extensive repository of NonStop security knowledge and best practices, please visitwiki.cspsecurity.com
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XYPRO - My road to becoming a Woman in Tech
When I was fresh out of college, I wasn’t sure if my Psychology degree was going to lead me down the right path and help me stumble upon my dream job.
My first few years in the workforce taught me a lot and I had grown accustomed to working with majority women with similar educational backgrounds as myself.
I eventually hit a point where I felt like my career was not enough to satisfy me and there was more I could accomplish in life.
Processing Large XML Documents in COBOL
XML Thunder from Canam Software uses a technique called streaming to process large XML documents in COBOL. Streaming allows a COBOL developer to work with an XML document of unlimited size without hitting compiler and resource limitations. The technique can be used for both reading and writing large XML documents.
A detailed example of how to read and write large XML documents in COBOL can be found on our website at:
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. Thunder is the solution of choice for developers and IT architects for processing XML and JSON messages in COBOL and C. Thunder 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 available in three unique solutions:for JSON processing in COBOL and C.
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Join the European NonStop Community in May in Leipzig!
Dear NonStop User Community,
the main NonStop Event in Europe in 2018 is just two and a half months away!
We invite you to attend the
"European NonStop HotSpot / IT-Symposium 2018"
taking place May 14 - 16 (17), 2018
at the Westin Hotel Leipzig, Germany
This international conference & exhibition is once again presented by the Hewlett Packard Enterprise User Groups GTUG NonStop e.V. and Connect Deutschland e.V., which are working now for 10 years closely together.
Why you should attend? The conference offers an excellent opportunity to get an overall update on NonStop and HPE in one place to go!
The event features a strong international agenda, including Workshops on "NonStop Database Services" and "Blockchain" as well as Keynote-Presentations on current topics. You will hear about the latest strategic and technical developments on NonStop from users, Senior HPE Management and international vendors. Furthermore the conference offers an excellent opportunity to exchange and discuss your experiences and individual requirements within the European NonStop Community and in organized face-to-face meetings with Senior HPE Executives. All international tracks will be held in English.
Overview: What´s in store for you?
* HPE Keynote: Jeff Kyle (VP Product Management Mission Critical Systems)
* HPE NonStop Keynote: Franz König (Manager WW NonStop Advanced Technology Center & Strategy)
* Other speakers from international HPE Management: David McLeod and Mark Pollans (Sr. WW Product Manager, Mission Critical Solutions)
* Workshop: "NonStop Database Services"-
interactive workshop with discussion (Monday, May 14th, 2 pm-
* Workshop "Blockchain" (Monday, May 14th, 2 pm – 6 pm)
* Customer presentations: e.g. Ingenico
* More than 12 additional sessions: e.g. on Blockchain, NonStop Virtualization, SQL, Security
* More than 18 presentations in the Vendor Theatre providing an overview how HPE partners can support your application/business
* Organized Face-to-Face Meetings with Senior HPE Executives
* Vendor Exhibition - meet the experts on site (www.gtug.de/HotSpot2018/exhibition.html)
* HPE Demo on Blockchain/DLT, Virtualized NonStop and NS Database Services
* Several innovative Networking- and Social Events providing opportunities for discussion and exchange of experiences
* Opportunity to join sessions and meet vendors which affects other HPE platforms (Connect Germany Stream)
are still working on the detailed program which will be published at the
end of March.
The "program overview" will be constantely updated, please visit our website at: www.gtug.de/HotSpot2018/agenda.html
For registration please vistit our website atwww.gtug.de/hotspot2018/registration
Please note, there is an early bird discount of 5% for registrations until February 28, 2018!
If you have any questions, please let us know.
We are looking forward to welcome you in Leipzig!
Your GTUG Team
Dr. Michael Roßbach Roland Martin Pamela Bogner
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XYPRO looks forward
to seeing you at the upcoming shows!
NTI – it’s a hybrid IT of NonStop and Open.
DRNet and DRNET/OPEN help
make the journey to hybrid easy!
This past month the topic that continues to generate the most interest
among NonStop users is the HPE message of a journey to hybrid IT. This
is a key message for HPE as it underpins all the development that the
company is currently doing – and HPE is beginning to see the results of
its efforts as both users and industry analysts are paying more
attention to HPE with each product rollout. To those who have been
associated with NonStop for a long time, the concept of hybrid IT isn’t
anything new – surely, deploying a NonStop system as a payments switch
in front of a Mainframe application and database is a good example of
early adoption of hybrid IT, right?
However, for those who are new to the industry, hybrid IT is associated with traditional systems interacting with one or more private and / or public clouds. The modern take on hybrid IT is being fueled by the volume of data being generated and the acceptance of clouds as a good place to store data. But no matter how you look at it, there are ramifications for every application and whether it’s a simple case of just needing to replicate data to a D/R site or to integrate data with a data warehouse or data lake, software products are still needed for optimal deployment of NonStop in this more modern take on hybrid IT.
Just recently, in an article, it was noted that with HPE on a journey to hybrid IT, HPE was continuing to invest large sums of money in NonStop to make it less proprietary and more appealing to enterprises. NonStop today provides a number of options as to how and where it is deployed and this has all come about as HPE continues to pursue its main strategic objective of simplifying the transformation to hybrid IT – a hybrid world, in fact, where NonStop will not be an outsider, but to the contrary, NonStop will be an active participant.
Whether NonStop is running on a physical system or as a virtualized workload, transactions continue to be processed and data continues to be created. Not surprisingly, in this new open hybrid world, when it comes to moving data there is a strong chance that the target database will be something other than NonStop SQL. And for a product like DRNet, to be effective in hybrid IT, it needed to support NonStop AND open platforms! That is the reason why NTI elected to complement its NonStop product offering with support for Open Platforms and this includes Linux, Windows and Unix.
In a similar vein, in the most recent post to the LinkedIn blog, Pulse, you will read of how, according to Tim Dunne, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, NTI, “Unmistakably, NonStop is now part of the bigger journey that HPE has embarked upon as it fully embraces hybrid IT. DRNet is participating in this journey to hybrid IT, helping NonStop users exploit adjacent systems whether for replication or integration and whether those systems are mixes of different generations of NonStop or clouds.”
NTI has been participating in RUG events across America and members of the NonStop community have had ample opportunity to catch Tim at one event or another. Very soon, attention will turn to Europe and at the upcoming May, 2018, GTUG event to be held in Leipzig, given how HPE is promoting hybrid IT as strongly as it is today, NTI will be presenting more information on just how DRNet is ideally placed to support participation of NonStop within hybrid IT with the lowest TCO and the best ROI. Yes, it is a journey as HPE so rightly notes, but it isn’t a journey that you need to take on your own or where you need to mortgage all of IT to participate.
For more on the article published in the LinkedIn blog, Pulse, simply follow this link:NTI – it’s a hybrid IT world where DRNet contributes!
And watch for us at these upcoming RUG events as we won’t be hard to find. We will have updates for you on both DRNet and DRNet/OPEN as well as where we see NTI helping any NonStop user on the journey to hybrid IT. You will find us only too happy to discuss how best we can address your needs for data replication and data integration.
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