Meet the BASE24 Innovators
A US-based finance company decided to ditch their
previous solution and connect to BASE24 using NuWave middleware. By
switching out their software, this innovative HPE NonStop customer saved
approximately $300,000 in five years, and the savings continue to grow
The customer runs BASE24-pos on their NonStop servers,
providing 24/7 POS transaction processing for their customers and
merchants. By using NuWave SOAPam® Server, those POS transactions can
now be accessed using modern Web services.
Read more about
this exciting customer story on NuWave's
NonStop Innovations blog.
Have a Crisis? All Your NonStop Guys Retired?
No Worries with BrightStrand’s Flexible Resource
is a sad fact of life in the NonStop world. Your NonStop Systems work
forever, but your developers and support teams don’t. They retire, they
migrate to other assignments, and their expertise is difficult to
replace in your business-critical environment. That is why you count on
BrightStrand International and its flexible resource program.
Brought to you by the largest pool of HPE NonStop resources in the U.K.
and quite possibly in the world.
Here is how our flexible resource program works.
Not every company requires a year’s worth of support services. So why
pay for a year’s worth? With BrightStrand, you have the option of
contracting for a predetermined number of service days over a defined
period. That way, all contractual necessities are in place. When an
emergency or another unforeseen issue arises, we can act quickly to
place the most appropriate resources at work on your behalf. You avoid
having to negotiate prices and terms while your systems – and your
business – suffer.
Your costs are less than those of an annual contract, and you can add
more days if necessary.
Beyond the obvious advantage of having access to our highly experienced
NonStop team, BrightStrand’s flexible resource program allow us
the opportunity to understand your system configurations and
applications. Therefore, well in advance of your use of our services, we
can anticipate the skills you may need and which of our BrightStrand
colleagues are best suited to assist you.
Just how far-reaching are BrightStrand’s skillsets? When it
comes to NonStop, we have centuries of combined experience spanning
every NonStop platform and operating system. Our multiplatform support
extends as well to IBM, UNIX, and Windows. Count on us to be prepared
for any challenge your systems encounter because we have experienced
every possible challenge.
Such deep expertise is a valuable commodity. What it offers BrightStrand
customers is peace of mind.
BrightStrand International is your go-to source for highly
skilled IT professionals. In addition to our flexible resource program,
BrightStrand offers a complete product lifecycle from initial
planning through implementation to fully managed services. We work
onsite and remotely, and everything we undertake is tailored to the
specific requirements of each customer. The result? Lower costs,
reduced risk, higher availability and increased efficiencies.
We encourage you to contact us for additional information.
Tel: +44(0)141 204 4046
XYPRO Ready Player None: Protecting What You Can’t
is a large disconnect in the way breaches are evolving versus how
security solutions are keeping up to address them. Virtualization adds
an entirely new layer of complexity to the puzzle. As a security
strategist, I’m constantly evaluating what is possible to help identify
gaps and opportunities. The one thing I have learned over the course of
The only thing constant in cyber security is that attackers’ methods
will continue to evolve. They get smarter, more resourceful and are
impressively ever patient.
The HPE Integrity NonStop server is not only a foundation of the HPE
Server business, it is also central to countless mission-critical
environments globally. For the longest time, security of “Mission
Critical” systems, such as IBM Mainframes, HPE NonStops, SAP HANA and
others have remained mostly static and under the radar, while high
profile attacks on other platforms and applications have taken the
spotlight. That hasn’t lessened the risk to these foundational systems
and the data they possess,it has actually created a gap. A security gap
that will only increase if not properly addressed due to the
advancements in globalization, virtualization and newly introduced
technologies like IoT, distributed systems and in-memory computing.
Interestingly enough, the NonStop server isn’t the only mission critical
enterprise solution in this situation. There are some colorful parallels
that can be drawn between applications running on the NonStop server and
those running in SAP environments. Both are in highly mission-critical
environments and vital to the revenue generation of an organization, and
they frequently run payments applications like ACI’s BASE24 and other
vendor supplied and homegrown applications. This creates some
interesting security challenges. In a recent article from The
Connection Magazine, Jason Kazarian, Senior Architect at HPE,
described legacy systems as “complex information systems initially
developed well in the past that remain critical to the business in spite
of being more difficult or expensive to maintain than modern systems”.
His article went on to point out the security challenges of legacy
applications. Some of these applications tend to be unsupported and lack
security features that modern applications would have. Security patches
aren’t readily available, and even if they are, these critical patches
aren’t applied in a timely fashion out of fear it will cause a
disruption to the business. This makes detecting and addressing security
risk a greater challenge than it already is.
Mind The Gap
How can this problem be addressed? Protect what you can. Be it system,
application or data – push the risk down the stack to an area that is
more addressable by security controls. For example, tokenizing or
encrypting sensitive data used by a legacy application will send an
attacker away to search for that data through alternate methods,
preferably one better suited for detection.
Have a risk-based, layered approach. This will dramatically swing the
odds in your favor. A layered approach based on security risk will
provide you an arsenal to fight back with that you never had. It will
create those choke points, provide needed visibility and help reduce
mean time to detection allowing you to respond quickly and decisively.
With the way threats are evolving, those of us responsible for security
need to constantly evaluate our capabilities. Let’s dive into each layer
to explore the benefits they can provide in an overall security
Registration is open for the
2018 NonStop Technical Boot Camp!
Make plans to
join the global NonStop community for four days of networking and
learning with NonStop Engineers, Executives, Partners and Customers at
the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport:
EARLY BIRD: $1395 (before 10/01/18)
REGULAR FEE: $1695 (after 10/01/18)
Call for Papers is OPEN:
Deadline for proposal is September 1st.
The Partner SIG looks forward to reuniting with
Customers and HPE this fall
in the Grand Peninsula Ballroom on the Lobby level!
NonStop Partner SIG/Vendor Chair
Availability Digest Asks, “What’s This Stuff Called
It’s amazing what you find when you clean out your bookshelves. In the
case of Digest Managing Editor Dr. Bill Highleyman’s cleaning spree, it
was an article he wrote in 1994 about the new technology called
middleware and its introduction to the IT industry. Back then,
middleware was defined as the glue that bound client applications to
server applications – the “/” in client/server.
Today’s definition of middleware is much broader. Middleware is a staple
of today’s distributed systems. More than just a glue, it is a software
layer residing between the applications and databases on various systems
and the networking layer that connects these systems into a distributed
computing network. “What’s This Stuff Called Middleware” reviews
middleware of the 1990s and compares it to the technology’s current
In addition to “What’s This Stuff Called Middleware,” read the articles
below in the Availability Digest.
Sheltered Harbor Provides Protection – Two years ago, dozens of U.S.
banks, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America, began
collaborating on a secret, ultra-secure data bunker called Sheltered
Harbor. The bunker holds a copy of all bank transaction data to protect
it from a devastating cyberattack. But the banks and industry groups
behind Sheltered Harbor have recently changed the plan from a single
bunker, itself a possible target of attack, to a backup buddy system.
Banks choose “restoration” partners that store a vault of one another’s
core data that’s updated each night. If one bank goes down, the other
can restore accounts and make customers whole.
The PDP-8: My Favorite Computer – Sorry, Tandem loyalists. For all the
decades that Digest Managing Editor Dr. Bill Highleyman has been devoted
to the NonStop community, his favorite computer remains the PDP-8. He
was involved with the computer from its inception and was a friend of
Ken Olsen, who founded Digital Equipment Corporation. The company’s
first big success was the introduction of the PDP-8 in 1965. The PDP-8
was considered the first commercially successful mini-computer. Its
architecture was built on Olsen’s creation of flip chips, which
revolutionized the development of complex logic modules.
Archivist Rebuilds HP Archives Lost in Fire – In the November 2017 issue
of the Availability Digest, we described the devastating wildfire that
destroyed an archive of historical documents created by Hewlett-Packard
founders William Hewlett and David Packard. Despite the loss, efforts
now are underway to rebuild the historical narrative thanks to the
dedication of archivist Karen Lewis.
@availabilitydig – The Twitter Feed of Outages - Our article highlights
some of our numerous tweets that were favorited and retweeted in recent
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
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
Published monthly, the Digest is free and lives at
www.availabilitydigest.com. Please visit our Continuous Availability
Forum on LinkedIn. Follow us as well on Twitter @availabilitydig.
Gravic Wins Gold
Stevie Award® for
Best New Product at the 2018 American Business Awards®!
Gravic’s HPE Shadowbase data
replication product won the Gold Stevie Award in the category for
Best New Product or Service of the Year – Software –
Healthcare Technology Solution at the
16th Annual American Business Awards
The ABAs are the United States’ premier
business awards program, and all organizations with U.S. operations are
eligible to submit nominations. This year, more than 3,700 submitted
nominations in virtually every industry were under consideration in a
wide range of categories. Over 200 professionals worldwide participated
in the judging process to select the winners. Nicknamed the Stevies
for the Greek word, “crowned,” the awards will be presented to the
winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on
Monday, June 11.
The award-winning submission
HPE Shadowbase data replication software that provides real-time
replication from an HPE NonStop-based prescription claims processing
system to feed a new environment for fraud decision support. As a result
of the project, HPE Shadowbase software enables each agency to perform
independent maintenance, analytics, and other necessary healthcare
solution functions on individual schedules. This architecture improves
the solution’s availability to eliminate failover fault risk and
dramatically improve recovery time if a failure occurs at any point. The
updated solution now assures the agency’s important healthcare data is
fault tolerant, encrypted, reduces overall reimbursement cost, and
enables law enforcement to monitor and investigate fraudulent claims
activity. For more information regarding this submission, please read
Prescription Drug Fraud Prevention – An
HPE Shadowbase Data Integration Case Study.
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
City, 4 October
Connect HPE Technical Boot Camp—San Francisco, 11-14
Security Provider XYPRO Granted Patent for Contextualizing Multiple
New security analytics technology to provide faster breach
detection using patented security intelligence.
LOS ANGELES – May
15, 2018 – XYPRO
Technology Corporation (“XYPRO”), a leading provider of HPE
NonStop Security, Risk Management, Compliance and Database solutions
announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has
issued US Patent 9,948,678, titled Method and System for Gathering and
Contextualizing Multiple Security Events. The patent covers the
aggregating, correlating and contextualizing of disparate and unrelated
security and system events. This proprietary technology is intended to
provide faster detection of suspicious activity by intelligently
combining security and non-security-related data while applying a layer
of context which makes the newly enriched data much more insightful and
“We are pleased that the US Patent Office recognized the
innovative achievement of XYPRO,” said CEO Lisa Partridge. “Our method
aggregates and correlates multiple data sources, including those not
traditionally used for security monitoring. Our clients in banking,
finance, telecom, retail, manufacturing and other critical sectors will
find this new technology paramount in risk mitigation.” XYPRO’s patented
method uses sources such as file metadata, system data and application
data and applies a layer of platform and application specific context to
determine if the newly created data is an actionable threat or not. The
applied context can come from either a security context event map or
from a machine learning algorithm generated by profiling the system over
time to determine what context is normal for the given platform or
“Traditional risk and threat detection methods are no longer
sustainable,” said Steve Tcherchian, XYPRO’s CISO and Director of
Product. “Even with recent security advancements, the average time to
detect a breach is still unacceptable at well over 100 days. We need to
expand the data points used in order to identify suspicious activity
more rapidly. By coupling data not typically used in security incident
detection with security-related data, we have created a new type of
enriched data that didn’t previously exist. Applying context to this
newly formed data can detect security incidents that may have otherwise
The market for security intelligence and analytics solutions is
large and growing. Analyst reports indicate that the global market for
threat intelligence will reach USD$9 billion by 2022, with a CAGR of 15%
through the same period.
With the issuance of this patent, XYPRO expands its footprint in
intelligence and analytics space, leveraging
this technology for computing platforms and markets in addition to the
HPE NonStop server market
GDPR & TW
GDPR: On 25th
May 2018, a new European Union (EU) data protection law, the General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), takes effect. The GDPR gives
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XYPRO - Getting Things Done
I’m a head down, roll up your sleeves kind of leader. I started
out at XYPRO on the ground floor 27 years ago and feel most comfortable
in the trenches with the team, making sure they’ve got what they need to
be successful. I know I don’t provide public updates nearly as often as
I should, so this blog is an excellent exercise in reflection as the
events of a year are distilled into a message that conveys where we’ve
been and where we’re going as a company.
The impact we’re having and are still to have on Mission Critical
Security & Risk Management is the heartbeat of XYPRO’s business
opportunity and it’s what we identify as our mission. We’re thrilled
with what we accomplished in 2017 and the plans for 2018 that are
already coming to fruition. In addition to 2017 being another record
revenue year, it was an exemplary year for us in several areas.
Following an executive restructuring in Q1 we were able to
streamline our product management and engineering divisions, improving
product vision, time to market and overall company communication and
In March we finalized XYPRO’s acquisition of Canadian database
specialist Merlon Software Corporation, which increased our global
client base and added a sophisticated suite of Database Management
products to our HPE NonStop Mission Critical Software catalog and a
great group of people to our company. Amalgamating the very experienced
team from Merlon with the growing XYPRO family was new territory for us
and has proven to be a very rewarding experience.
A key factor to ensuring happy customers is to make sure that
people enjoy coming to work every day. One of the ways we try to
accomplish this is ensuring that each employee knows they are a valuable
contributor to our success and in Q2, 2017 we were honored as one of Inc.
Magazine’s “Best Places to Work 2017”.
Happy employees give their best and make sure that customers know we’re
on their side.
Read our complete company update
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HPE NONSTOP SYSTEMS & LUSIS
together. Accelerating results. A new style of partnering
Packard Enterprise and Lusis Payments are collaborating in a fresh new
way to bring increased value to customers like you.
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.
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
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.
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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How can OmniPayments customers truly enjoy
virtually 100% uptime? How do we help Financial Institutions to serve
their own customers better and better?
For this year’s TUG program, OmniPayments are
focusing on how best to build applications with seven 9s uptime, (that’s
99.99999%, or just 3 seconds per year), where in our presentations we
liberally illustrate what steps can be taken with examples from the work
we have done with OmniPayments product. “Having worked for Tandem
Computers many years ago,” said OmniPayments CEO, Yash Kapadia, “the
attention to ensure NonStop availability became so deeply ingrained that
it drives everything we do. As the HPE NonStop team comes up with new
features and even new products then we take a good long and hard look at
these and wherever possible, we leverage them to improve our level of
availability, so both our customers and their customers benefit.”
It hasn’t just been the NonStop community events
that OmniPayments has been supporting this year. It is the goal of
OmniPayments to be more widely recognized across the payments industry.
Financial Institutions gravitate to events where solutions addressing
their needs are highlighted and so this year, OmniPayments has made sure
events like the ATMIA US Conference as well as the MONEY 20/20 events
receive the OmniPayments attention. Whether it’s sponsorship of a coffee
break, the inclusion of handouts in show bags, or simply being a
participant in the exhibition hall, as has been the case so far with RUG
events, you would be hard pressed not to see some evidence of
OmniPayments’ presence as you walked the event hallways.
This should be of particular importance to the
broader NonStop community. It is important to see vendors developing
solutions for NonStop systems taking their solutions to a much wider
audience. One temptation for every member of the NonStop community is to
think of themselves and their use of NonStop in isolation – as the last
NonStop standing! And this is simply not the case. Listening to any
keynote presentation given today by a HPE executives – particularly to a
group of NonStop users – you will always hear references made to “new
logos” added to the community. When HPE VP & GM, Mission Critical
Systems, Randy Meyer last addressed the NonStop community at Boot Camp,
he highlighted some dozen or so new logos being added to the global base
of NonStop users.
“Last year we heard that there were more than a
dozen such new logos and looking ahead to what we can expect to see this
year, I am hopeful that this number climbs to twenty plus new logos,”
noted one eminent blogger. However, where Yash and OmniPayments are
taking their message is ensuring that there will be even more new logos
in 2018 and of course, you will only hear about any of this if you
attend an event or conference where payments solutions are part of the
But new logos, new products and new features are
more than just soundbites uttered in moments of enthusiasm by faithful
adherents of NonStop. When you take a closer look at what is being
developed by the NonStop development team then you will read of the very
important evolution under way that will make NonStop capable of running
virtual, make NonStop SQL/MX support multitenancy and yes, make
Blockchain a big contribution to the ongoing relevance of NonStop. To
this end, you will be hearing a lot more from OmniPayments about
OmniCloudX, the company’s first inroads into the world of SaaS and
Clouds. OmniPayments runs today on NonStop X at customer sites as well
as across its own multi-site data centers where it supports a number of
financial services that no longer require making hardware investments
and when it comes to Blockchain, suffice to say, work is under way to
better exploit Distributed Ledger Technology that is now part of MCDLT
from HPE – Mission Critical Distributed Ledger Technology.
Where will you hear more of this evolutionary
roadmap? You may have already heard it at this month’s events and
conferences at BITUG and GTUG; continue to look out for more TUGs where
OmniPayments and Jessica are supporting these OmniPayments-sponsored
events. We hope to see you all there but if you are not participating
this year, you can always reach out to us.
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