NonStop – Sometimes you want boring
Deon Ballard, Principal product marketing manager, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is quoted saying: “Sometimes you want boring. Sometimes you want reliable and predictable and all the things that you generally don’t want your first date to describe you as you really want your operating system customers to describe you like that.” I like that quote. If RHEL is boring, NonStop must indeed be comatose. Of course, Mr. Ballard is correct you do want boring in an Operating System, one that allows you to sleep well and with confidence.
So, if I may say, the most boring Operating System on the planet has the Technical Bootcamp starting soon. It will likely be over by the time of publication. It has been a world wind of activity, initially being held live in Denver but sadly owing to the Delta variant will again be virtual. What might this Boring OS have in the way of interesting topics? There is a bunch of stuff that was recently released with NonStop: API Gateway 1.0, NonStop Manageability Framework (NSMF 1.1) and NonStop Fault Tolerant Interface 1.0 (NSFTI 1.0). The talks around these new areas will be very interesting and is laying a strong foundation for even more openness within NonStop. Roland Lemoine will have several talks on database directions. NonStop continues to invest in the database and Roland will have much to say. Artificial Intelligence is on everyone’s lips nowadays and there will be presentations on AI in Financial Services along with an overview of the very interesting swarm technology. Also, my good friend and Distinguished Technologist, Keith Moore and I will be discussing Kubernetes and how amazingly like Pathway it is. A major focus within HPE is on Greenlake, the cloud that comes to you. NonStop has been offering Greenlake as a platform supported under Greenlake but we will be announcing even tighter integration with this major HPE strategy. It should be a very exciting Bootcamp with many surprises.
You will also see a push in discrete manufacturing from NonStop as we showcase our relationship with Abat+. They are a very strong manufacturing solution that runs on NonStop. They had a very exciting talk at last year’s Bootcamp which sparked a lot of discussion over the past year both within NonStop and with the AI organization within HPE. Watch for more information about this exciting solution area in the coming months.
The NonStop division continues to on-board software products. This effort is being led by Karen Copeland. You may have seen the announcement that all Xypro products can now be sold directly by HPE. There are several software partners besides Xypro that now have their products under HPE sales with more in the works. This was a great idea of Karen’s and I believe reinforces our commitment to not only our partners but our customers who depend on the partner products to run their business.
As most know we are ending our fiscal year and sales are going well. We have recommitments from several large customers who agree that NonStop fundamentals are required and when compared to other platforms, very reasonably priced. And to echo Deon Ballard, Boring is good.
Normally I’d say see you at Bootcamp but hopefully, we will connect virtually.