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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…
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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…

Contemplating a brave new world, NonStop as a Service (NSaaS)

For almost a year now we have all seen slides in HPE NonStop presentations alluding to the third option for consuming NonStop – as a service. Looking at the complete picture, we can call up HPE and purchase a loaded NonStop X system that will meet all of our needs or we can opt instead to run virtualized NonStop, where we purchase the new converged virtualized NonStop, the NS2. But there is also an option to simply tap your friendly vendor on the arm and ask to run a couple of NonStop applications from the service the vendor is providing. For now, this is a little vague in terms of how to license and who will become one of those friendly vendors, but the die is cast. We will have three significant options to consider comes this time next year.


There is no question that HPE has made a sizable investment in NonStop and no community is more surprised to read this than the NonStop community. After a decade of perceived indecision on the part of those close to NonStop it now appears that …

NTI and HPE are in agreement: it will be an enterprise “world that is edge-centric, cloud-enabled and data-driven.”

NTI is making the commitment to ensure the NonStop community understands the business problems it is addressing with DRNet® product. We gave a lot of presentations at events worldwide and for the remainder of the year, this commitment to take the NTI message to the NonStop community will continue as we pack our bags and head to events around the planet. From Ontario, Canada for CTUG, and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia for OzTUG.

Of course, there is also the all-important NonStop Technical Boot Camp back here in California, drawing ever closer where we will be unveiling our new initiatives; and the message we will be taking to the NonStop community is that yes, it’s all about the data! When it comes to what can be expected to be the highlight of NTI’s presence, it will be about the alternative to NonStop RDF. "For those NonStop shops faced with finding alternatives to RDF, who require proven, seamless replacement technology featuring direct support and the lowest TCO in the indu…

Great Southern Land – taking it all in at OzTUG

The event for the Australian and New Zealand NonStop communities has always seemed an attractive alternate venue to those NTI regularly visits in North America and Europe. The distance is always a concern, but NTI has members of the NonStop user community that have been staunch supporters of the company for a very long time. Those Financial Institutions in this part of the world that run payments  products from FIS – formerly eFunds and before that Deluxe Data – are well acquainted with NTI and so the opportunity to catch up with people we have worked with for a very long time proved too hard to ignore.

The team from NTI was headed by Tim Dunne, NTI Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, but also included Cody Newton, NTI COO, and Andrew Pham, NTI Software Engineer, and they all were present for both OzTUG Sydney and OzTUG in Melbourne. NTI would like to thank HPE’s David Gilbanks who came through with a really good show. Attendance was excellent, particularly in Sydney, where the c…