July-August2019

PROTECTING YOUR DATA: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?

Henry Fonseca

There are several different factors to consider when thinking about protecting your data. The subject can be complex and usually involves multiple parties.

Let’s begin with a simple thought exercise. Think about how much personal information you share on a day-to-day basis, online or otherwise. Consider who and what you interact with; applications, devices, websites, humans, corporations, etc. How much time do you spend thinking who has access to your data and what they could do with it? What are some of the things that you do to ensure you are protecting your valuable information?

July-August2019

News from HPE’s NonStop Enterprise Division

Prashanth Kamath U

We are in the middle of 2019 already!! I guess a large part of the northern hemisphere is awaiting the onset of summer. Global warming and El Nino are posing twin challenges to our lives with rising temperatures and scarce or untimely rainfall. Here in Bangalore – India where I work, the summer has just gone past without much heat (sigh!!) but the rain is playing hide and seek.

Expanding NonStop Opportunities

Expanding NonStop Opportunities

Ron Thompson

Increasing business relevance and revenue on an ongoing basis is very challenging. For proof, look at the increasing number of companies dropping off the Fortune 500 list. And even for some established companies still on the list with shrinking valuations, it’s clear digital transformation to successfully address new opportunities and increasing business demands is difficult.

Innovation

NonStop Trends & Wins

Justin Simonds

Everyone and every company seem to be designing for the cloud. Of course “the Cloud” means different things to different people but in general I think we can agree that when the term comes up it means something like Amazon or Azure. One has the capability of quickly bringing up compute resources including servers, storage and networking. One will only be charged for what one uses and for how long it is used. One can stop anytime. The presumption is that this is much better than owning resources and having them sit idle, or at least not fully utilized. As usual, people want something that is available whenever they want it for as inexpensively as possible. For that they are willing to accept some risks including availability, security and an eventual, not immediate, database consistency. It is good, perhaps not great, but solidly good. NonStop is looking for customers and businesses that require great. NonStop has a long history of interfacing to “the Cloud”. In the early days Keith Moore and I were discussing the ‘Silver-Lining Architecture’ to protect resources that were on the cloud. This developed later into GuardianAngel where NonStop’s Pathway monitors were running serverclasses off platform and in the public cloud while still being controlled by NonStop with the inherent advantages of Pathmon – scale up (more instances) if response time started to slack off. Recovery in some instances failed. Automatic shutdown of instances as load decreased. Now with virtual NonStop we have real integration with a cloud, not ‘The Cloud’ (public), but a cloud (private) by allowing NonStop instances to be spun up, with several configuration requirements, but spun up nonetheless.

Chapter News

Chapter News – BITUG 2019

Collin Yates

The week the European NonStop Community came to Edinburgh BITUG was proud to host the first annual European Technical Boot

Chapter News

Chapter News – N2TUG 2019

Bill Honaker

N2TUG held its 2019 meeting at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas this year on June 27th. Our theme

July-August2019

NonStop Migration: Should you stay or should you go?

Karen Copeland

In 1982, a band called THE CLASH sang, “Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble, and if I stay it will be double . . .” and it’s possible some NonStop customers may think it is better to stay on the NonStop i boat rather than migrate but over time that decision will cause them to miss out on new features and enhancements coming to the NonStop X product line. HPE NonStop recently announced the end of sales for NonStop i, our Itanium product line and of course it’s natural that customers are starting to ask if it’s time to migrate and to contemplate what the effort to migrate might involve.

July-August2019

Big Breaches, Big Data, Big Context How to Empower the Next Generation of Security Threat Detection

Steve Tcherchian

It can take months or even years before a data breach is detected. The latest statistics from Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of Data Breach Report outlines that it takes an average of 197 days to identify a breach. That means someone is in your network, on your systems, in your applications for over six months before they’re detected, IF they’re detected. That’s six months! On the higher end of the same report, there are companies that have been breached for years before they realize it. For example, sources indicate the Marriott data breach occurred back in 2014, but it was not disclosed until 2018. The scale of that breach is still being evaluated and it seems to get bigger and more impactful as more information is discovered.