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Open Banking Isn't Just for the EU Anymore

Availability Digest Discusses Swapping Replication Engines with ZDM

Gravic Presents at Connect HPE NonStop Technical Boot Camp

Omni & CCA

Raymond James selects ETI-Net for virtual tape support for a second time!

Register Now for NuWave and TIC's Blockchain TBC Recap

Everything in one Place


Risk Management in the Real World: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

NEW DATE: Registration Open for the Rescheduled MATUG Fall Users Meeting

Why Cyber Criminals Are Turning Their Attention to Healthcare


TIC AWS Gateway (TAG) connects NonStop to the Amazon Cloud

Tributary Systems, Bootcamp, and Generations

NonStop TBC 2018 Recap

Visit the XYPRO events calendar

The 2018 NonStop Technical Boot Camp was a huge success! 




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Availability Digest Discusses Swapping Replication Engines with ZDM

A mission-critical application often runs in redundant systems to ensure it is always available to its users. Such a system may be configured as an active/passive pair, in which one system runs the production workload while the other system is standing by, ready to take over application processing should the production system fail. Alternatively, the system may be configured as an active/active architecture, in which both systems are processing transactions. The databases are kept synchronized via bidirectional replication.

Sometimes, companies may decide to change data replication engines or to upgrade to a new version of the existing data replication engine. With mission-critical applications, it is necessary to do so without taking down the applications – a zero downtime migration (ZDM). Furthermore, it is imperative that a backup copy of the database is always available, ready to take over if the production database fails. The backup database must be kept synchronized with the production database while the data replication is being migrated.

In this three-part series, we describe how a data replication engine can be changed without taking down either applications or the backup database.

“Swapping Replication Engines with ZDM” is one of several articles in recent issues of the Availability Digest. In addition to this story, read the articles below as well as others.

Hyper-Availability – First came high availability. Then continuous availability. Now there is hyper-availability. The logic behind its creation is that today’s enterprises control data that moves fluidly across not just one or more physical data centers but also across virtual data centers, public clouds, and countless applications. No longer does availability need to be just continuous, or “always on.” Today’s new technologies - AI, IoT, Virtual Reality, etc. - challenge the ability of companies to manage their data seamlessly as well as making it continuously available across numerous applications and infrastructures. That goal requires massive speed, agility, and scalability, and that is hyper-availability.

Facebook Breach of 30 Million Users – Facebook is still reeling from its Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which a UK-based digital consultancy harvested the personal data of 87 million Facebook users. Now comes new doubts about Facebook’s ability to protect data. Recently, threat actors successfully stole access tokens belonging to 30 million Facebook user accounts. The access token is a set of code granted to a user after (s)he logs in for the first time so that the user does not need to log back in every time (s)he goes to a new Facebook page.

California Utilities Kill Power to Prevent Wildfires – The U.S. State of California has an unfortunate history of wildfires being caused by sparks from downed power lines during California’s notorious high-wind conditions. As a result, power utilities have begun to respond to elevated fire risks by cutting power to customers. In Northern California, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) cut power to tens of thousands of its customers after meteorologists warned of extreme fire dangers due to high winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation. San Diego Gas & Electric did the same.

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.

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. We are at 806 members and counting. Follow us as well on Twitter @availabilitydig.


Gravic Presents at Connect HPE NonStop Technical Boot Camp



We greatly enjoyed the 2018 Connect HPE NonStop Technical Boot Camp (TBC) held November 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel and spending time with so many of you. We shared ideas regarding how the HPE Shadowbase product suite can provide solutions to your most pressing business issues for business continuity, data integration and synchronization, and application integration purposes. We thank Connect and the HPE staff for hosting a terrific gathering.

HPE Shadowbase was featured in several presentations:

  • HPE Business Continuity Product Suite Update, Mark Pollans and Paul J. Holenstein, HPE and Gravic

    HPE Shadowbase Updates and Enterprise Use Cases, Paul J. Holenstein and Paden R. Holenstein, Gravic

    Case Study: Golden 1 Credit Union Improves its BASE24 Classic™ Application Availability by Upgrading to an HPE Shadowbase Sizzling-Hot-Takeover Solution, Sean O’Banion and Carolyn Vaughan, Golden 1

    Recovering a DR Site Using Shadowbase Tricks, Rick Stather, TCM

    HPE-J/Japan Session – Gravic and NuWave Technologies, Paden R. Holenstein and Andrew Price

If you are interested in discussing our presentations’ content or would like us to present these or other HPE Shadowbase topics to your staff, please contact us.

Prior to the TBC, we also enjoyed co-sponsoring a Partner Technical Update (PTU) for HPE Sales, Technical Services, and Solution Architects, and plan to replicate that experience at other upcoming worldwide events. If you attended a PTU this year, please share your feedback with us so that we can hone our message and material going forward.

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 Events

MATUG Meeting—Baltimore, 4 December

BELUG Meeting—Brussels, 4 December

INNIG Meeting—Amstelveen, 6 December

SunTUG Sunshine Summit—Tampa, 1 March

EBITUG—Edinburgh, 14-15 May


 Omni & CCA

One of the great highlights of the NonStop Bootcamp conference this year in San Francisco was the visit of Luis Feldman of CCA Chile.  Luis presented an outstanding example of how payments can be modernized using OmniPayments solution.

CCA’s core business is to act as the clearing house for payment transactions across the entire nation of Chile. 

In their move towards greater adoption of Online EFT, they now support a core of powerful services including

·       24x7 Internet Banking

·       24x7 P2P Payments

·       Immediate Availability of Funds to their customers

·       Payment guarantee to both sender and recipient

·       Electronic reconciliation

·       Increased security and authentication.

Electronic payments have increasingly been replacing the use of more traditional and paper-based Checks.  Given that the writing of checks in Chile requires you to have sufficient money to back the payment, or face criminal liability, the use of their Faster Payments infrastructure has become a lot more popular. First of all the bank will tell the sender whether or not funds are available before sending; in fact it will not allow payments to go through without the required positive balance in the senders account. 

Secondly the recipient if the funds is in a position to use the funds immediately. This move to electronic payment increases both liquidity in the financial system so much, that economists have calculated that it increases national GDP by some additional 0.04% per annum and have helped add many thousands of jobs.

CCA supports the services of more than 15 banks in Chile, with end-user clients including Banks, Governments, Consumers and Merchant business of all kinds.

CCA’s online annual payment transactions count have climbed at over 20% per annum from a figure of some 25 million to over 380 million in just over 10 years.  With banks such as HSBC, Santander, Bank of Tokyo, BBVA, BancoEstado, Banco Bice, Banco Falabella, Corpbanca, Banco de Chile, ScotiaBank, Banco Itau and many others all depending on the core services of CCA, the future of CCA looks bright indeed.

CCA’s Faster Payments infrastructure is underpinned by OmniPayments core technology including its OmniSwitch secure message delivery, OmniDirector, & OmniCrypto, which together all help to provide a secure and scalable payments delivery platform.  A growing number of financial institutions globally now depend on OmniPayments to deliver their payments globally.  With support for the world’s major interchanges and card schemes, OmniPayments is ideally placed to meet the needs of any bank and retail organisation anywhere in the world.

OmniPayments can be viewed at or contacted at


Raymond James selects ETI-Net for virtual tape support for a second time!


Raymond James can best be described as a diversified financial services holding company with subsidiaries engaged in investment and financial planning, investment banking and asset management. The company has seen the usage of NonStop systems change and grow through the years up to the point where today NonStop became the main system to record all holders’ accounts, trades and exchanges run on their behalf, as well as the repository for equities, mutual funds, bonds, annuities.

With business growth playing out against a backdrop of disruptive technology changes, IT moved from traditional centric computing to client-server oriented systems, reaching today the technology to support applications as services. Raymond James’ Senior NonStop System Engineer John Trizis noted that not only the NonStop systems themselves, but also thousand plus Windows servers along with the increasing usage of virtualization  changed the way we backup and recover our data.  

It became obvious that we simply had to reduce our dependency on physical tapes and to explore more options towards the transition from physical to virtual tape management, as the technology of NonStop systems allows to eliminate the tape without any major impact to the applications.

Raymond James had a backup system in Michigan that has been replicated and moved over to a state-of-the-art data center outside of Denver, Colorado. As a result, any project involving virtual tape now spanned multiple sites, spread half way across the country. “A team was put together for the project and I was part of that main team. At that time, Raymond James was still doing backups to tape and moving them offsite, spending lots of money on tape libraries and on tape transportation back and forth between data center and its storage facility” explained Trizis

“Shortly after I joined Raymond James the company came into contact with ETI-NET,” said Trizis. “To me it was clear that Raymond James needed a new storage paradigm and an efficient file management software in order to handle the amount of data stored across different datacenters.  The solution had to consider that the source would be a NonStop system that wouldn’t detract in any way from the system’s fault tolerance or lessen the availability of the application to Raymond James users.”

At the time of the PoC back in 2008, Raymond James was running five NS16000 systems and ETI-NET BackBox came into the picture to meet all Raymond James’ requirements fully leveraging the existing Raymond James infrastructure . The transition to virtual tape went as smoothly and fast as possible. And so it began the long collaboration with ETI-NET that Raymond James continues to enjoy up to this day.

The benefit of having developed a strong working relationship with ETI-NET was that Raymond James was able to turn to them for assistance and support when it came time to upgrade to the NonStop X.

“There wasn’t any hesitation on the part of ETI-NET to support us. Unlike other NonStop vendors we had worked in the past with who were slow to move their products to NonStop X, ETI-NET did the upgrade fast and efficiently. So we had no concerns whatsoever about the ability of ETI-NET to support us,” added Trizis. “Yes, we did look at other vendors in the NonStop space, but given our history with ETI-NET, we felt confident that staying with them was our best course of action.”

Whereas Raymond James had previously relied on the three Itanium blade systems, the business growth experienced by the company drove the decision to increase the number of NonStop systems to be deployed. “Stepping up from the two-dual core NB54016 systems and the one dual core NB54008 and bringing in to Raymond James two 10 CPU NS7 and two 4 CPU NS7 systems was a significant increase in performance,” noted Trizis.  “Important for the business, on the other side, was how the data has been archived and purged: deleting archived data from seven years ago it’s being done by purging 100MBytes of data. When it comes to archiving today’s data we were talking terabytes, which is thousands times more than 7 years ago. Raymond James had to recalculate its storage needs not only for the present backups and archives, but also for the future. And again, this is where working with ETI-NET really helped.”

When approached about the upcoming migration, ETI-NET COO, Sylvain Tétreault, said, “Having built the relationship with Raymond James over the course of a decade, we were in a strong position to help them with the virtual tapes; we knew just how much data was going to be involved and we built our strategy based on the capacity to handle large amount of data. That’s why, for us, it was very important to continually improve the performance of the BackBox in order to be prepared to meet our customers’ increasing backup volume.” “We have tested and validated BackBox with NonStop X and Raymond James saw no change in the way their applications run after the upgrade to NonStop X.”  Raymond James just completed the migration and it was a great success due to strong planning and due to a product with high performance.

A decade ago, Raymond James moved from physical tapes and tape drives to virtual.  “No modernization effort could seriously be addressed, if we were still chasing tapes on a daily basis,” acknowledged Trizis. NonStop systems remain central to everything Raymond James does these days. Migrating to NonStop X represents a deepening of the reliance on NonStop systems.

As for ETI-NET and BackBox, “we found the company and its products making a major contribution to the increased usage of applications on NonStop. Raymond James is both thankful and impressed by the way ETI-NET dealt with the data migration” said Trizis.



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Register Now for NuWave and TIC's Blockchain TBC Recap

If you weren't able to make it to Boot Camp or you missed NuWave's presentation on integrating your applications with R3 Corda, not to worry!

NuWave and TIC have you covered with their blockchain TBC recap webinar. 

In summary, HPE's partnership with R3 has given us Mission Critical Distributed Ledger Technology (MCDLT) on NonStop.

This is great news for new DLT applications, but what if you want to integrate your existing NonStop applications with Corda? This webinar will show how REST-based middleware can be used to quickly bridge the gap between these two environments.

There will be sessions on December 6th and 7th. Register now at


If you would like to learn more about integrating your NonStop applications with Corda, reach out to us at


Everything in one Place

Software and technology companies operate in one of the most rapidly evolving industries of all, with immense shifts in development, infrastructure, customer expectations and business models. The ability to continually keep pace with these changes whilst grappling with fragmented business systems, siloed data and manual processes is increasingly hard.

The ability to consolidate information and make sense of relevant data streams is something that keeps many a CIO up at night. And this isn’t just limited to managing “big data”. We’re seeing an increasing trend of tools that offer a new look at workflow collaboration. Digital business demands a high degree of collaboration agility to improve team coordination. Slack, HipChat, Trello: these are relatively new tools that employ a SaaS model and aim to improve visibility of where workstreams are at any given time.

For any of these services to work effectively, a clear and concise dashboard is critical.

The advent of open source, back-end platforms such as Prometheus and Elasticsearch, has enabled developers to focus on innovation rather than the burden of maintaining expensive hardware and software. Core metrics are displayed in traditional graphical format, but these are largely relied on by the developers themselves. The end users, for whom the product has been built, need a go to tool for communicating insights about a piece of data. Databoard and Tableau have recognised the desire for visualisation and offer an easy and scalable approach.

The importance of presenting critical information in graphical format has been a core component of our product development when it comes to NonStop monitoring.

The Reflex Graphical Console is known as the OverDrive Status Monitor. The view represents the overall status of single or multiple NonStop nodes, whether H, J, or L-series or a combination of all three. OverDrive helps an installation to manage their NonStop nodes and active services by providing a graphical view of nominated exception conditions. Installations that need to manage their network other than “by exception” can witness a richer EMS event stream by using the OverDrive top-level views in conjunction with the graphical, text based Console facility. The OverDrive display is made up of columns known as Classes, and within classes, icons that can represent an underlying group of objects, or a single object. Classes can be built to represent the NonStop subsystems, services and local user applications.

The structure of this display is completely at the discretion of the user. The most common approach is to create either status or service views. Status views are Operations driven where groups of “like” things, such as disk, spoolers, Pathways, Applications are assembled into the same class. A service class however, could contain a set of process icons, a set of file icons, a spooler device and a specific communications line, all of which support an application. Both approaches are acceptable and it is possible to implement both and have the same icon in more than one class.

Icons can represent physical objects such as a communications line or a state such as “TMF Hung Transaction”. Icons in the OverDrive display can flash either blue (vulnerable) or red (down). Vulnerable is meant to illustrate that a service is continuing but that it is threatened. If no flashing icons, then your system is ‘healthy’

This simple, yet highly effective visual interface ensures that NonStop operators can see exactly what is happening with the environment and act accordingly.

Reflex is trusted by some of the world’s most demanding organisations. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss its capabilities and how it should be a consideration for anyone moving to NonStop X.

Dave Shields
Principal Consultant
+44 161 876 6606



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Risk Management in the Real World: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

 2018 was another troubling year in the cybersecurity world. We saw a repeat of last year’s data breaches on a larger scale. Google, Toyota, Facebook, Under Armour, LifeLock, Air Canada, Blue Cross and many, many more fell victim to some sort of compromise. Hardly a week went by where we weren’t reading about a new mega breach. Even the popular online video game, Fortnite, was hacked and children’s personal data was found for sale on the dark web. No one was off limits. It’s to the point where we’ve become numb to the news; we shrug it off and move on. But as consumers, we should be concerned with the lackluster cybersecurity practices companies have in place.  It’s clearly not protecting our data.

A ZDNet article recently mentioned “Researchers at security firm Positive Technologies, tested 33 websites and services using its proprietary application inspector and found that banking and financial institutions were “the most vulnerable” to getting hacked.”

Companies spend billions on security each year, yet why is this still an issue? It’s almost 2019 and still most applications are horribly insecure and security best practices are not followed. Applications are designed for functionality, not security because security is seen as difficult and time-consuming, often blamed for adding delays to product launches and revenue generating activities.

Passwords: The Achilles Heel

One of the most critical security risks to any organization are passwords, especially default passwords and passwords to privileged accounts. Privileged accounts have elevated access to perform administrative functions. They can be administrator accounts, service accounts, database connection accounts, application accounts and others. Most of these accounts were set up ages ago when an application or system was deployed. They typically have multiple integration points and because of the risk of “breaking something,” the passwords for these accounts are rarely rotated, likely shared and improperly stored.

In today’s ecosystem where privileged account abuse is the most common way for hackers to compromise a system, proper credential storage and accountability is paramount to risk mitigation. Relying on manual methods….. [click to read the rest of the story


NEW DATE: Registration Open for the Rescheduled MATUG Fall Users Meeting

 If you are unable to attend the Technical Boot Camp (TBC) in San Francisco next month, then the Mid-Atlantic Tandem User Group (MATUG) Meeting is a great opportunity to see the HPE NonStop roadmaps first-hand and to hear all of the latest news from the TBC on NonStop development, product management, and sales.

Please register via EventBrite for the MATUG Meeting rescheduled for 8am-5pm on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore-BWI Airport near Baltimore, MD, USA. To book a room at the MATUG block rate:

MATUG provides members with the opportunity to participate in quality informational sessions, learn about new HPE products and services, and interact with fellow HPE NonStop users. Expect informative presentations from seven vendors and HPE on:

·        Connect NonStop Technical Boot Camp Wrap-up

·        HPE Partnership with Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technology or DLT)

·        Application Modernization: DevOps and Microservices

·        HPE NonStop HW/SW Product Roadmap

The MATUG meeting is open to all HPE NonStop customers, partners, users, consultants, or interested parties. Members are usually from the following states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia, although anyone can attend.

Please forward this announcement to others in your organization who may be interested in attending. Contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!


Why Cyber Criminals Are Turning Their Attention to Healthcare

 Cybercriminals have been turning their attention to the 3 trillion dollar a year healthcare industry. These cyber-attacks make payment data look like petty theft as healthcare data becomes increasingly more profitable than that of credit cards.



In the wake of the most recent breach, cybersecurity in healthcare has become a top safety issue. The hack left 75,000 individuals exposed after data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was stolen,

A recent IBM Study determined that the healthcare industry was able to detect a data breach within 367 days, on average. Some companies have even been hacked for a length of two years without the realization of a breach. That is enough time for hackers to collect hundreds of thousands of personal and medical information files that clients have willfully provided to their medical provider or medical center. This can include an individual’s social security number, medical history, and even prescriptions. With this information in hand, cybercriminals can commit identity theft, insurance fraud, and even sell prescription drugs on the black market.

Some healthcare companies are unaware their systems were even hacked and only learn about the incident when:

  1. It is reported in the news
  2. They receive calls from their customers
  3. The F.B.I. informs them

Other companies may be fortunate enough to know that they have been hacked, but they lack the resources, tools, knowledge, or time to investigate the breach. To prepare for the potential threat of a cyber-attack, professionals must now know how to develop and apply an incident response plan. 

The Incident Response Plan

After the breach has occurred, the response team now has a long road ahead to patch up. Building your Incident Response Plan includes:

      Preserving Evidence: Mistakes are made when you don’t have a proper incident response plan. Typically, a technician will want to start to rebuild servers, delete files and unplug equipment to start running the system again. This is the worst thing to do! By getting rid of all the evidence, traceability and the forensic, nothing is left that is needed to find out what and how it happened. Conserving the information is critical when there are regulatory bodies that need reporting, government agencies, shareholders that require forensic evidence of what happened and how it can be prevented in the future.

             Identify Potential Risks: Understand the latest threats to healthcare and educate your employees. Ransomware such as “Click this to redeem your $100 Amazon gift card” is frequently used to target administrative workers and when successful, can access encrypted patient records. Regular, company-wide education can help limit those risks.  

      Set up your response team: Once a company has been breached, build a team to help relay the message. This may include the IT Director or CIO, Communications Manager and the HR/Legal Department.  Understand what message you will need to deliver to the public.


An Ounce of healthcare cybersecurity prevention is worth a pound of cure.



Targeted attacks can come from anywhere in the world. Cybercriminals can be sitting thousands of miles away and gain access to medical records, social security numbers, next of kin, and much more invaluable information.

The challenge of protecting sensitive data is not only a concern only for credit card companies. The extremely sensitive nature of Personal Identifiable Information (PII), Personal Healthcare Information (PHI) and medical records make them valuable and have thrust the Healthcare Industry right into the cyber-security spotlight. Implementing the proper security infrastructure for the ongoing protection of this data is no longer a nice to have, but a critical requirement.

With so much at stake and the ramifications of a healthcare breach so damaging, why isn’t more being done about it?



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TIC AWS Gateway (TAG) connects NonStop to the Amazon Cloud

Cloud computing has become the new normal as companies of every size have realized its benefits.

For most organizations, the question is no longer “if we should?”; it’s “how can we move?” and “when can we expand?”

NonStop applications can benefit from cloud expansion and with TAG from TIC and Canam Software.

TIC AWS Gateway (TAG) provides an easy path to move/copy data from NonStop to the Amazon Cloud, where you will immediately gain access to a complete set of tools and services.

 TAG suite has two components: DataLoader and Shadowbase Connect, learn more:

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Tributary Systems, Bootcamp, and Generations

By Glenn Garrahan, Director HPE Business, Tributary Systems


Tributary Systems, along with many other HPE NonStop employees and Partners, gathered on November 11th in the San Francisco Bay Area for the 2018 NonStop Bootcamp. In fact, as I write this, the festivities completed a little less than a week ago. As with all Bootcamps, it’s a conference to look forward to, renewing relationships with old friends, and meeting new folks who are committed to the continuation of the NonStop Platform. Interestingly, while the overall attendance for the 2018 Bootcamp was similar to that of 2017, there were two new partners exhibiting in the Vendor Pavilion this year, in my mind a very positive sign.

Prior to the event, I was reviewing the information and schedule for the 2018 Bootcamp, and I noticed an event called the “Under 40 Pub Crawl”. Hmmm….under 40 you say? So I got to thinking, if a person was born the day the first Tandem/16 system was shipped to Citibank, 43 years ago, they wouldn’t be eligible for the Pub Crawl at all! Clearly the NonStop Platform has had a lifespan far longer than a lot of 1976 technology, but it also made me realize that we’re not passing the “torch”  to the next generation (to paraphrase John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Speech), the next generation of NonStop Professionals is already carrying the “torch”.

So what does this mean for the NonStop Bootcamp? First, I think it guarantees that this event will continue well into the future. HPE continues to offer new versions of NonStop servers and Virtualized NonStop of course. But if younger people aren’t interested in the platform, this will be for naught. It’s worth noting that these folks were taking the time to visit many partner booths. They understand that there’s a wealth of collective NonStop knowledge and information available, most of these Partners have been part of the NonStop “Ecosphere” for years. I’ve found that these Partners are more than willing to share their experiences with anyone that asks!

In the case of Tributary Systems, we’ve been supplying HPE NonStop with Backup/Restore Solutions for over two decades, and today we are the exclusive OEM supplier of all Tape products and Library Management software. And trust me; you don’t work with NonStop Backup/Restore for over 20 years without accumulating a lot of experience, experience we’d be glad to share with the next generation of NonStop Professionals.

I’d like to encourage all NonStop Professionals to take a couple of minutes and read what CIO Review Magazine has to say about Tributary Systems, and our Flagship Storage Director product:

Storage Director is the simplest and best way to connect any NonStop server to the Cloud for secure and high-performance Backup/ Restore operations at the lowest cost.

So from all of us at Tributary Systems, we had  great and informative Bootcamp experience, and hope all the attendees feel the same way.

As always, if you’d like additional information on Storage Director, visit, or call Matt Allen at 817-786-3066 (office) or 713-492-7434 (cell).

Storage Director allows NonStop professionals to “augment what they have and use it in creative new ways!”

NonStop TBC 2018 Recap

It's been an exciting show season this fall and CSP has been on hand at many of the North American Chapter TUGs, including ATUG, CTUG our first ever visit to MexTUG, and most recently the NonStop Technical Boot Camp 2018!. We've had a great time seeing familiar faces and meeting new people at each of these events.

CSP was proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 2018 NonStop Technical Boot Camp, which took place at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport Hotel from November 12-14.

CSP hosted the Connect 10th Anniversary Party & Welcome Reception at the Grand Peninsula Foyer on Sunday, November 11th to kick-off the show. This event was a great success and attendees were able to mingle and catch-up while enjoying drinks and hors d'oeuvres prepared specially for this occasion. The party was followed by the CSP Beer Bust at the Grand Peninsula Ballroom, where the celebrations continued until late evening.

This was also CSP's 30th anniversary! We are proud to be a part of the NonStop community and would like to thank everyone who attended these events and helped celebrate with us.

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Technical Boot Camp is also an opportunity to showcase some of the latest innovations developed for NonStop systems. CSP took this opportunity to announce an exciting new solution for supporting Multi-Factor Authentication on NonStop systems, CSP Authenticator+. Multi-factor authentication has increasingly become a critical compliance requirement for NonStop and CSP Authenticator+ will help secure your critical applications and sytems.

Our presentation, "Multi-Factor Authentication on NonStop", given by Marketing Manager, Henry Fonseca, took place in the Grand Peninsula Ballroom and received excellent reviews. We had a great turnout and would like to thank all those who joined us.

It's safe to say that TBC 2018 was one of the best editions in recent memory, and CSP is always happy to support this event. These are exciting times for the NonStop platform and there are many great opportunities ahead. We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

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              

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HPE NonStop Connect 2018

Belgium NonStop User Group Meeting

December 4, 2018

BITUG Little SIG @ Lloyds 2018

BITUG Little SIG @ Lloyds 2018

December 4, 2018

Lloyds Bank, 33 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1Hz


HPE NonStop Connect 2018

Netherlands NonStop User Group Meeting

December 6, 2018


DUST (Desert Users of Tandem) Meeting

DUST (Desert Users of Tandem) Meeting

December 13, 2018

CVS/Caremark, 9501 East Shea Blvd., Scottsdale AZ


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SunTUG – 2019 Sunshine Summit

March 1 – 2, 2019  

The DoubleTree by Hilton, Tampa, FL



The 2018 NonStop Technical Boot Camp was a huge success! 


There were approximately 400 attendees: Customers/HPE/Vendors participating in the 3-day Conference and Pre-conference sessions.

Over 70 Technical Presentations!

Many thanks to the Exhibiting Partners!

4Tech Software



BlackWood Systems


Continuous B.V

Crystal Point




FSS Technologies





Lusis Payments

Marshall Resources

Network Technologies




Resource 1




TIC Software

Tributary Systems




Fun networking activities!

Sunday Night:  

Connect 10th Anniversary Registration Reception

And Beer Bust!  (Sponsored by CSP)

Monday Night: 

Networking Power Hour: (Sponsored by Intel)

Women in Technology Mixer

Pop-Up Lounge: Security

Pop-Up Lounge: Manageability

Pop-Up Lounge: Virtualized NonStop

Pop-up Lounge: Blockchain

NonStop Under 40 Pub Crawl (Sponsored by NSU40)

Tuesday Night:  

NonStop Community Celebration (Sponsored by Connect)

And Maui Jim Sunglasses gift


To Connect, Karen Copeland and Wendy Bartlett!


To Randy Meyer, retiring at the end of the year! The NonStop Community will miss you

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport:  November 3-6, 2019

Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Kathy Wood

NonStop Partner SIG/Vendor Chair



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