Letters

News from HPE’s NonStop Division

Roland Lemoine

This is the time of the year where we reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the year and writing HPE’s newsletter for The Connection magazine is certainly a good opportunity to share that perspective with our community. First, 2023 is going into the records as a fantastic year.

Letters

News from HPE’s NonStop Division

Roland Lemoine

As it appears evident this year, we’re all going to discuss of cyber resilience, isn’t it? Is it just marketing fluff and a new name for cyber security? Or is there more to it? Whenever there is a new trend in the industry, you invariably see everyone jumping on the bandwagon, claiming they have the best offering to address that problem. And why not.

HPE Mission Critical

News from HPE’s NonStop Division

Roland Lemoine

Reviewing the topics that were covered at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in January is a good way to get some highlights not only on what some of the current world challenges are but also to realize how those are so closely connected to the great challenges of our IT industry.

July-August 2022

News from HPE’s NonStop Division

Roland Lemoine

Back in June, a few of us were able to enjoy again the value of a face-to-face event at HPE Discover 2022. It was a good opportunity to find out what we are offering under the HPE GreenLake umbrella and knowing so, start to reflect on what’s in it for us in the NonStop community.

Articles

Configuring your data for productivity vs security: A balancing act!

Roland Lemoine

I used to think that applying security is good as long as it does not get in the way of productivity. After all, isn’t the whole purpose of IT to improve productivity, so anything going against that golden rule is at least questionable? If security is an obstacle to productivity then it defeats the whole purpose of IT being at the service of humans and it should not be the other way around.

Cover Story

NonStop beats accidental complexity where others hit a wall

Roland Lemoine

The topic of essential versus accidental complexity goes back to ancient Greece in a classification from Aristotle. But we can go just 30 years back instead of 3000 to find it well illustrated in software development, by Fred Brooks, a Turing award winner. In his 1987 essay “No Silver Bullet” he introduces two concepts, essential complexity and accidental complexity. Essential complexity is inherent to the problem the software needs to solve and cannot be removed.

Letters

News from HPE’s NonStop Division

Roland Lemoine

There is something about having a long experience in this industry that is of high value to us because we get to witness how different technologies are born, going through a hype cycle, being adopted in very specific solutions or getting wider adoption or in some cases just being forgotten. For customers it may be a daunting task to decide where to invest. So many new technologies simply claim to solve world hunger. In general it is rare that a technology becomes universal across all vendors. TCP/IP can claim that, for languages C/C++ and Java have had success, for operating systems, is Linux the standard now? But what else? When it comes to programming for example, not long ago, multi-threading was the common way to scale an application. Then BigData proved that “scale out” may be a better way to address massive scale for data access. I think we knew this already in our NonStop world but the industry didn’t.