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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 …
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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…

The NTI team meets in Ohio and the news is all good!

Spending time on the road never surprises anyone who follows our posts to any of the blogs we support. It’s all part and parcel of the way we interact with the NonStop vendor community and is the routine manner by which we communicate the changing industry landscape. Whether it is presenting at a RUG event, participating in a webinar or simply catching up with former colleagues, the common thread connecting everything we do is NonStop. And with that, and the passion with which I address NonStop products and features, we are being kept very busy of late as HPE continues to push the boundaries in its support of NonStop solutions. However, this most recent road trip to Columbus, Ohio, proved to be anything but a routine event! We haven’t previously made the trip to NTI’s head office and had only met just a few of the team members at RUG meetings. This time we met with all the folks behind the DRNet® products and we are pleased to report, NTI has a great team supporting its product line. 

From Edge to Cloud …

Now that it’s all about the Edge and the Cloud, NTI has the solutions for NonStop users to move the data to wherever it is needed! And in the upcoming August issue of NonStop Insider, you will read of good questions being asked by NTI. So, as we leave the core and head to the perimeter, what is over the edge for NonStop?


“We are all conscious of just how cautious our NonStop clients are when it comes to making major changes,” said Tim Dunne, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, NTI. “It’s been several years since HPE announced that NonStop X systems would become available but the NonStop user community has adopted a baby-steps approach to the introduction of these new NonStop X systems into production environments.” This isn’t a surprise for anyone familiar with the market places where NonStop supports mission critical applications, but all the same, noted Dunne, “Should we expect the movement to even more adventurous NonStop products like virtualization and NonStop as a Service to…

Events, Summits, Exhibitions and Symposiums – all providing valuable input for NTI!

The June through July period proved rather hectic as one event followed another. As the team returned from Leipzig, Germany, where the GTUG / European NonStop HotSpot 2018 had been held the plans were put in place to spend time with even more members of the Nonstop community. First it was a short trip to join with our good friends in Texas and Oklahoma for the N2TUG NonStop User Group meeting. A matter of a few days later, some of us then went to Las Vegas for HPE Discover 2018 before even more of the NTI team traveled to Palo Alto for the NonStop Partner Technology Symposium 2018. 


There is always something new that finds its way on to an agenda and there are always surprises. You don’t have to spend all that much time talking to your colleagues to better understand what was really being said between the lines, as it were. No, this time around HPE and the NonStop management held few punches as the transformation to Hybrid IT continues unabated. The NonStop user community is turning t…

Replication and integration – for NTI, that precious resource, data, can help business innovate!

“It was certainly an enjoyable occasion being at GTUG just a week or so ago,” said Tim Dunne, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, NTI, in his latest email exchange with NonStop Insider. “There is always some sacrifices to be made in supporting our European customers at events like GTUG but being able to combine time at GTUG with time at BITUG the week before certainly lessened any sacrifice on my part. Looking back on those two weeks, I wouldn’t have missed the opportunity for any reason!” At this latest GTUG – the European NonStop HotSpot 2018 Conference & Exhibition – “we had Richard Buckle of Pyalla Technologies present on our behalf and his session was well attended,” added Dunne. If you had missed the opportunity to sit in on the presentation, there is now a pdf of Richard’s presentation available from GTUG and can be viewed by going to the GTUG page http://www.gtug.de/HotSpot2018/presentations.html.

More importantly was the theme of the presentation: When it comes to HP…