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NTI – Replication is just the starting line …

Across North America the headlines are focused on upcoming sports activities. There are playoffs under way in both professional basketball and ice hockey and of course cities around the country are awaiting the draft of eligible college football players looking to enter the ranks of the football profession. The U.S. isn’t alone when it comes to professional sports as many countries have routines in place to ensure there is a balance maintained when it comes to new talent entering professional sports and even for a member of a professional team there are still other lotteries and auctions held for assembling teams from the professionals, be that a football all-pro team in gridiron or something more global like the auction Indian cricket conducts each year to populate its lucrative cricket teams for a short term explosive competition.

Whatever sport is of any interest to you there is one common denominator – making it to the starting line. If the goal is visibility in prime time, getti…
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NTI – a single strategy for DRNet® to deliver data to where it is needed now!

“By focusing on data as it has done for quite a long time, NTI is aware that just over the horizon, and only now coming into view, are (heavy) demands being placed on data. While much of the press eloquently portrays an upcoming tsunami of data following IoT connecting to our networks, it is the expectation that enterprises will be able to transform away from being reacting to where they are more likely to be predictive and prescriptive. And by this, it is NTI’s belief that a variety of tools already in use will demand greater access to data of every kind, be that from sensors on machines to transactions on terminals.”

If it’s been a while since you last checked out the latest feature article published in the digital publication, NonStop Insider, then you would have missed seeing the above that was part of the March, 2019, issue. And while it is NTI’s belief that a variety of tools already in use will demand greater access to data of every kind it’s equally NTI’s belief that any strate…

NTI – overcoming data’s Wild West “frontier days!”

In the most recent articles and blog posts featuring NTI and DRNet®, there have been multiple references to the rapid uptick of interest in all things related to data – it’s now being said by HPE executives that data, together with time, represent the new currency (of business.) What HPE is telling the industry is that, when it comes to currency, “Data has become the new gold that backs the value of companies, though it is a gold that companies must locate, mine, and refine before spending. Business has shifted from making things to knowing things, so realizing usable data is the order of the day if a company wants to remain profitable.”

Expressed slightly differently, HPE Labs’ Chief Architect Kirk Bresniker views it, “Data used to be the cost. Now it’s the most interesting potential.” When it comes to data and all the tools on offer to help discover the gold hidden in a company’s data, it’s like the times when the Gold Rush of old helped create America’s Wild West.

For NTI, it has b…

NTI – establishing product priorities with NonStop community

Reflecting on everything that took place for the NonStop community during 2018 is now well and truly over. So much was announced by the HPE NonStop team that the full impact of what is planned for delivery in 2019 is beginning to take shape – it will be exciting to see what new projects will see the light of day within the NonStop user community. It’s all well and good to be excited by the prospects for NonStop deployments, but what will become a priority for the NonStop community in 2019? It’s now a time to get to work leveraging the benefits of the new NonStop!

The first indications about what most likely will take place in 2019 become visible to the NonStop community at large during Regional User Group (RUG) meetings. These events are mainstay of information sharing across the NonStop community, continue to thrive and, for as long as anyone in the NTI offices can recall, NTI has been supporting RUGs and sharing information about DRNet®. However, all through that time information has…

NTI –plans are revealed and directions set; look for more from NTI in 2019!

The NonStop Technical Boot Camp (TBC) is well and truly behind us even as the NonStop community is anticipating more news to come from the HPE NonStop team following updates on numerous actions being taken. RFPs have been handed out as well as more news about the move to add significantly to the services offerings available to NonStop users looking for a helping hand as they move to NonStop X and to the L-Series OS and stack.

Boot Camp didn’t hold too many surprises. It was always expected that, at some point, HPE would outline the end of the line for the Itanium systems – the NonStop I family – and while there will be a few NonStop users taking a little longer than others to complete the migration, HPE is doing a good job of ensuring they will not be left high and dry just yet.

At NTI we are seeing that HPE is giving support to the NonStop team and this is an encouraging sign – for NonStop users it signals modern capabilities being provided to better enhance NonStop systems’ integr…

See you all at the NonStop Technical Boot Camp …

With so much happening across the NonStop community and with even more new ways to deploy NonStop today the talk is definitely all about the “as-a-service” development of late as yes, as surprised as we all may be, it looks to us like NonStop is going to make a contribution to this segment of the marketplace. Who knew? Will it herald the beginning of a new era of NonStop? Will it confuse traditionalists even as it attracts new users to NonStop – it’s definitely a time when you cannot afford to take your eyes off of NonStop even for a minute! 


What is coming next from HPE NonStop development and how are they succeeding with what has already been announced and is now being delivered? And more importantly perhaps, is NonStop being considered for inclusion in even more HPE programs for Hybrid IT and yes, the Edge too? Little did the NonStop community fully understand the ramifications of porting NonStop to the Intel x86 architecture but we are all beginning to see for ourselves just how m…

NTI – a strategy unfolding for data integration that includes support for Splunk!

NTI has expended considerable energy to better understand the evolving dynamics inside today’s modern enterprise. Central to this pursuit was the recognition that data was no longer being used only to support specific applications and as such benefited from data replication solutions, but was needed elsewhere in the enterprise. Whether this data was subsequently ingested by big data solutions or loaded into data lakes, having access to data became critical for the analytics and deep learning algorithms in place at these enterprises. Data can no longer be considered as transactional data, operational data or simply historical or archival data – it is just data and it has a value. This value is what is now being aggressively pursued by enterprises as they differentiate their product offerings from those of their competitors. “It really has come down to behavior and expectations,” said Tim Dunne, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, NTI. “It isn’t any good to know that a customer spe…