OPTA2000 - The Only NonStop Solution Available for Time-Critical
As more NonStop customers consolidate their physical data centers into
the smaller footprints of the powerful NonStop X and vNonStop,
TANDsoft’s OPTA2000 grows increasingly valuable by allowing applications
to operate in local dates and times, independent of the current physical
locations or time zones of their respective data centers. There is no
need to ever change the server’s system clock.
One System Clock. Multiple Current Times. Multiple Time Zones.
OPTA2000 is a virtual clock- and time zone simulator that allows
existing backup, test, development, and production systems to support
worldwide consolidated applications. It is user-friendly, easily
installed, cost-effective, and requires no application modifications.
OPTA2000 provides date & time and time-zone simulation for all HPE
NonStop Guardian and OSS applications and data bases, with no code
changes. Date & time simulation allows organizations to "time travel"
their applications in the future or past to test all date- and
time-sensitive logic, eliminating the need to manually change the system
clock. Time-zone simulation allows applications to operate in any
virtual time zone on a single NonStop server.
It is one of TANDsoft most popular products and represents TANDsoft’s
expertise in interception technology.
● Date and time testing with future time, past time and frozen time
● Time test critical applications - Pensions, Leap Year, Billing Cycles,
Policies, Daylight Saving, Future Dates, End of Month/Quarter/Year
● Time-sensitive applications operate with virtual time zones in
consolidated data center
● Applications sitting on a server in one time zone can accurately
timestamp local transactions generated outside that time zone
● Applications run in “user” time, not “system” time, without
interrupting normal system operation
● No need to ever change the system clock. Multiple virtual system
clocks on a single NonStop server
● All Nonstop Guardian and OSS programs, programming languages and data
bases (Enscribe, SQL/MP, SQL/MX) are supported
● Accommodates Daylight Saving Time (DST) transition tables
● Requires no application source-code modifications, of particular
importance when the source code is unavailable
● Supports in-house, HPE, and major third-party solutions, even those
where source code is unavailable
● Available for NonStop X, vNonStop, and all other NonStop servers.
In addition to OPTA2000, TANDsoft flagship solutions include:
FileSync software replicates and synchronizes application environments
and non-database files across all HPE NonStop servers. Customers use
FileSync for disaster recovery, system migrations, upgrades, and
backups. It serves to complement third-party replication products for a
total business continuity environment. FileSync also preserves
node-centric settings. FileSync supports qualified expressions,
discrepancy reporting, and SQL/MX filters as well as the synchronization
of SQL/MX catalogues, schemas, tables, partitions, and indices. FileSync
Data Deduplication transmits only changed data, not entire files, to a
backup database. FS-AppendOnly reduces processing time from seven
minutes with whole file synchronization to less than five seconds with
AppendOnly. FS-Incremental minimizes the time by synchronizing only
files that have changed or are new since the last incremental
Sensitive Data Intercept seamlessly intercepts HPE NonStop database
access calls, then works with HPE, third-party, and in-house security
products to protect sensitive data-at-rest by encrypting / tokenizing
data written to disk and decrypting / de-tokenizing data read from disk.
TANDsoft’s years of expertise in interception technology make it all
happen without the need for any application modifications, of particular
importance when the source code is unavailable. SDI supports Enscribe,
SQL/MP, and SQL/MX databases. SDI also masks sensitive data from
unauthorized parties, audits who or what is accessing sensitive data,
and logs the dates and times of access.
More TANDsoft products may be found at
TANDsoft will exhibit at the upcoming Canadian Tandem Users Group (CTUG)
event on 26-27 September in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The conference
will take place on Wednesday the 26th, with a follow-up educational
session on Thursday the 27th.
In addition, visit TANDsoft at Booth #36 in the Partner Pavilion at the
NonStop Technical Boot Camp, 11-14 November, Hyatt Regency SFO Airport
Hotel, Burlingame, California, USA.
For information about TANDsoft solutions, contact Jack Di Giacomo at +1
(514) 695-2234. Free trials are available.
TANDsoft is an HPE Silver Partner.
"How to Securely REST-Enable Your
REST services and REST-based APIs are becoming extremely popular
and are a great way to allow your NonStop applications to
participate in broader application and enterprise environments.
In this webinar, Andrew Price of NuWave and Phil Ly of TIC
Software will show you how to quickly and easily REST-enable
your NonStop applications. They will explain how LightWave
Server™ and LightWave
that the REST services they provide and access are completely
secure. They will also demonstrate how to use the products to
increase the value of your NonStop applications while
maintaining a high level of security.
SIGN UP TODAY
Register now for "How
to Securely REST-Enable Your NonStop Applications". We offer
two sessions for your convenience:
Europe & Africa: Tuesday, October 2nd, 11:00 GMT (12:00 CET)
Americas: Wednesday, October 3rd, 3:00pm EDT (12:00pm PST)
Authentication on Nonstop Made Easy!
is Multi-Factor Authentication so critical on NonStop?
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is increasingly becoming one of the
more critical security requirements to comply with regulations such as
PCI 8.3 and GDPR, as well as to provide superior safety measures over
easily compromised single password methods. Any application that has
access to the cardholder environment must include Multi-Factor
Authentication, from legacy Pathway applications to the latest RESTful
interfaces, effective MFA must be provided for tools and applications
that have the potential to access these environments.
authentication mechanisms used for MFA should be independent of one
another such that access to one factor does not grant access to any
other factor, and the compromise of any one factor does not affect the
integrity or confidentiality of any other factor.
What does PCI say about Multi-Factor Authentication?
One of the key changes to PCI DSS is an update to
requirement 8.3, which now calls for organizations to strengthen their
access security with MFA instead of the previously stated two-factor
authentication. By changing the terminology of requirement 8.3, two
forms of authentication are now the minimum requirement.
As detailed in PCI DSS version 3.2, any individuals
with non-console administrative access to Cardholder Data Environment (CDE)
must authenticate using MFA. “Non-console administrative access” means
that the system is accessed over a network, as opposed to the system’s
local screen and keyboard. This applies regardless of whether the
individual is an employee or third-party IT support personnel.
An Exciting New Solution for MFA:
Multi-Factor authentication has become vital in ensuring secure access
to systems. The new
provides a RESTful interface to support multi-factor authenticated
logins to NonStop systems.
CSP Authenticator+ can be used as a Safeguard
Authentication SEEP or with Pathway and Non-Pathway applications.
Methods supported include RSA SecurID, Email, Text Message, Google
Authenticate and Radius. Many additional methods are planned for the
CSP Authenticator+ resides on the NonStop Platform
and uses an OSS “bridge” to connect via a RESTful interface to the CSP
MFA service. Almost any application, including TACL, can now easily
support Multi-factor authentication.
Key features include:
Support for multiple authentication factors,
including SecurID (RSA) tokens
Standardized authentication across platforms
Configurable for all or selected users
Certified for the latest RSA release
Support for virtual addressing
So... What's Next?
CSP has a major announcement regarding Multi-Factor
Authentication and CSP Authenticator+, which will be unveiled at this
year's Nonstop Technical Boot Camp in Burlingame, CA. Stay tuned for
more information regarding this revolutionary solution for MFA.
For more information on CSP solutions visit
For complimentary access to CSP-Wiki®, an extensive
repository of NonStop security knowledge and best practices, please
Built the Wiki for NonStop Security
Visit us at these upcoming shows to learn more about
our exciting solutions for NonStop and beyond:
CTUG - Toronto, Canada
- September 26, 2018
MexTUG - Mexico City, Mexico
- October 4, 2018
Nonstop Technical Boot Camp - Burlingame, CA
- November 12-14, 2018
568 - 8900
No smoke, no mirrors, no snake oil.
Just NonStop Services to suit you
XYPRO Participates in ISSA Thought Leadership Series: Cybersecurity risk
is a share responsibility
As organizations increase
the quantity and complexity of digital services they provide to their
customers they are increasingly relying on partners, vendors and 3rd
parties to support them.
This means that the old model of
snapshot assessments is falling behind in providing the timely
conversations needed in today’s dynamic environment where data sharing
is assumed and partners are providing business critical services outside
an organization’s infrastructure.
Join us to discuss how digital attack
surfaces are expanding, what information is available to assess risk,
the methodology on what makes up a score and where to use them, how to
engage in constructive conversations with your partners and showcase
results to leadership.
Vamsi Gullapalli, Product Team, RiskIQ
Steve Tcherchian, CISO, XYPRO
Wayne Proctor, Vice President,
Information Security, WestRock
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We can provide you with 1 specialist or a team of
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Tell us where your pain is or what you are looking
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of the NonStop Partner Community - We look forward to
seeing you at the NonStop Technical Boot Camp!
26 Vendors Exhibiting:
See you soon!
NonStop Partner SIG/Vendor Chair
Example Breakout Sessions:
It’s the Hardware! It’s the Software!
Virtualized NonStop (vNonStop) and VMWare
Multi-factor Authentication on NonStop – Make it easy. Do it
Increasing Availability with the OmniPayments Hub and HPE
Innovation: CCA Modernizes the Person to Person Real-Time
Recovering a DR site using Shadowbase tricks
Delivering Business Continuity for Vital Applications
HPE NonStop Education Courses at NonStop TBC 2018!
Check out these pre-conference HPE NonStop Education
Courses offered at the Hyatt Regency SFO Airport
hotel on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November
HPE Integrity NonStop X Application Migration
2 Day Course ($999 per student)
HPE Virtualized NonStop on VMware
Half Day Course, Morning Session ($499 per student)
HPE NonStop X Architecture and Operational Management
Half Day Course, Afternoon Session ($499 per student)
RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT THE HYATT REGENCY SFO
Connect has secured a great room rate for Boot
Campers at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Airport. Reserve your room before
October 22, 2018
to get the Group Rate of
$209 per night.
Reserve your room online now.
NEW IN 2018:
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY MIXER
Join the Women of NonStop for a special mixer on
Monday, November 12th at 5:30pm.
Hear more about the Future Leaders in Technology
Scholarship program and network with the women
who power the NonStop community.
NEW IN 2018:
NONSTOP UNDER 40 PUB CRAWL
Are you NonStop Under 40 (NSU40)? If so, don't
miss out on the first annual
NonStop TBC Under 40 Pub Crawl!
CONNECT 10th ANNIVERSARY
PARTY/WELCOME RECEPTION AND BEER BUST:
Sponsored by CSP
Pick up your Boot Camp badge and
conference materials from 4:00-6:00pm on
Sunday at a special Registration
Reception sponsored by CSP!
After the reception, join the Partners
in the Partner Pavilion for the
#NonStopTBC18 annual Beer Bust,
sponsored by CSP.
Gravic Announces Two New HPE Shadowbase Utilities
Gravic is pleased to announce
two new additions to the HPE Shadowbase utilities product suite in its
latest release of NonStop Version 6.500 – Shadowbase Data Definition
Language Utility (part of the HPE Shadowbase Data Management Utilities)
and Shadowbase Repair (a feature in the HPE Shadowbase Compare Utility).
Many Enscribe users need to replicate their Enscribe data into external
systems and environments, usually by converting the Enscribe information
into standard SQL data structures and schemas. The HPE Shadowbase Data
Definition Language Utility (SBDDLUTL) simplifies this process by
providing a powerful interface to convert and map the Enscribe DDL data
structures (records, fields) into their SQL equivalents (tables,
columns). SBDDLUTL supports a variety of target SQL databases, including
NonStop SQL/MP, NonStop SQL/MX, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2,
Oracle MySQL, SAP HANA, and SAP Sybase. Typically, this manual process
takes many hours to complete depending on the size of the Enscribe DDL
definition. Instead, SBDDLUTL instantly flattens the definition,
eliminating this error-prone effort. The SBDDLUTL feature is available
as part of the HPE Shadowbase Data Management Utilities product bundle.
For more information, please read our
HPE Shadowbase Repair is a feature in the HPE Shadowbase Compare for SQL
NonStop Utility to assist with correcting or repairing SQL/MP or SQL/MX
database discrepancies between two tables. Shadowbase Repair works on
any two tables in these databases, provided they are both of the same
type (MP or MX). It does not require a Shadowbase replication
configuration and can be used in any environment where a source and
target table need to be verified. Repair is particularly useful in
business continuity data replication environments to provide confidence
(or certification) that the source and target data matches, and to
repair the discrepancies when it does not. HPE Shadowbase Compare
reports the discrepancies between two sets of SQL tables, which would be
an error-prone and time-consuming task to correct if even only a handful
of differences were found. With HPE Shadowbase Repair, the user can
automatically and quickly correct these differences with just a few
simple commands. For more information, please read our
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
City, 4 October
Thailand NonStop Technology Summit—Bangkok, 26-27
Connect HPE Technical Boot Camp—San Francisco, 11-14
SunTUG Sunshine Summit—Tampa,
1 March, 2019
14-15 May, 2019
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
individuals in the EU more control over how their data is used and
places certain obligations on businesses that process information of
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Investigates the Increasing Use of Dark Fiber
Dark fiber is a fiber-optic cable that has been installed in the
ground but that remains dormant, available for future use. Cable
installers often will lay more fiber lines than needed in order to
control the costs of having to lay lines again and again. As fiber-optic
networks grow more popular with industries requiring high bandwidth,
scalability, reliability, near-zero latency, and enhanced security, some
companies will lease unused strands of dark fiber cable to create their
own private dark-fiber networks instead of competing for bandwidth on
some carrier’s existing network.
“Using Dark Fiber” 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.
Writing Patent Applications – Digest Managing Editor Dr. Bill Highleyman
received his first patent in 1959. Patent #2,978,675 – Character
Recognition System. He went on to receive numerous other patents for
function generators, data processing with controlled input, constant
charge driving circuits, and so on. Bill has found over the years that
many people interested in patenting their ideas never follow through out
of fear that the application process will be too intimidating. Bill uses
his own experiences to help individuals and small companies prepare
patent applications. This article introduces the required formatting
that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) expects of
Amazon Downed by Overload – Amazon’s Prime Day is an annual
thirty-six-hour global shopping orgy offering heavily discounted
merchandise to customers who are members of Amazon Prime, a paid
subscription service. Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest non-holiday sales
event, and this year it took place on July 16th. By the end of Prime Day
2018, over 100 million products had been purchased. One can only imagine
how many more sales would have taken place if Amazon had not experienced
multiple outages. The cause was insufficient server capacity to
accommodate the millions of shoppers who attempted to access Amazon
Gatwick Airport Reverts to Whiteboards – Talk about “old school.” The
U.K.’s Gatwick Airport was forced to communicate flight information via
hand-drawn whiteboards after the airport’s automation systems went down.
The problem was caused by a damaged fiber cable; and Gatwick officials
blamed the outage on Vodaphone, which supplies the airport with IT
support. Staff members used walkie-talkies to receive information,
erasing and updating the whiteboards with the latest ‘live updated’
flight data as it changed. People crowded to see their gate numbers, but
the huge crowds made it difficult for passengers to see. To help ease
crowding, the whiteboards were accompanied by a projected Word document
containing the gate information. However, sometimes the whiteboards and
the Word displays did not match due to the staff having to shout the
gate numbers across the concourse to each other.
In addition, 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
www.availabilitydigest.com. Please visit our Continuous Availability
Forum on LinkedIn. We are at 804 members and counting. Follow us as well
on Twitter @availabilitydig.
Storage Director featured in CIO Magazine
By Glenn Garrahan, Director HPE Business, Tributary
CIO Review’s 2018 Storage Special cover feature details and explains
Tributary Systems’ flagship Storage Director
virtualization solution. Take a few moments to follow the links below to
read this interesting and informative article and also peruse the entire
issue. Not only will you come away with an excellent understanding of
the Storage Director product, and what significant advantages it will
bring to your backup/restore processes, but you’ll also gain a little
insight on our CEO, Mr. Shawn Sabanayagam, and his background and
As always, if you’d like additional information on Storage Director,
www.tributary.com, or call Matt Allen at 817-786-3066 (office) or
Storage Director allows NonStop professionals to “augment what they
have and use it in creative new ways!”
Visit the XYPRO
to see where we will be and sign up for free webinars
26, 2018 September 27, 2018Hewlett–Packard
Enterprise Canada, 5150 Spectrum Way, Mississauga, OntarioEvent
Maria Isabel Hotel and Towers - MexicoEvent
NonStop Technical Boot Camp 2018November
11, 2018 November 14, 2018Hyatt
Regency San Francisco Airport - BurlingameEvent
SunTUG – 2019 Sunshine Summit March 1 – 2, 2019
The DoubleTree by Hilton, Tampa,
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The Chinese are coming. Are Visa and
Mastercard feeling nervous yet?
So the two real dominant players in the UK Card
Scheme market are about to have their cage rattled. UnionPay of China
whose cards are already accepted at merchants and ATMs across some 172
countries, are now planning to enter the Card Issuing market in the UK.
It is reported that the state-controlled group
plans to partner with a UK company to issue virtual pre-paid cards for
corporate clients travelling in the Far East. Travellers, pack your
UnionPay may look like a growing dominant player
but they face strong competition in their home markets with the meteoric
rise of AliPay and WeChatPay, and the move away from physical cards to
mobile payment apps, where they do not share in a slice of the action.
OmniPayments is embracing this dynamic migration of
payment tokens (Card/Mobile App) by accepting broad varieties of payment
tokens and transaction types. The growing choice offered to consumers
is driving down the revenues for Card processors who need more
cost-effective and flexible platforms to meet their demanding market
Card Processors can no longer wait six months or
more for their provider to bring new functionality to market. They need
it now, which is where we come in.
OmniPayments provides the infrastructure today,
both in cloud and on-prem to get your card business up and running in
OmniPayments takes a 21st century
approach to payments. We recognise that modern systems require a number
of key characteristics:
Rapid implementation times
Find out more about us at