Skip to main content

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 flowed in both directions, as NTI has used the topics raised and questions asked to fuel further development of DRNet®. All it takes is for one NonStop user to broach some promising idea and NTI will take it under consideration.
  

This was the theme of the most recent article published in the January 2019 issue of NonStop Insider - NTI – a strategy for DRNet® that is centered on data and you will be hearing even more at RUG events in 2019! If you have as yet not read this article, just click on the hyperlink above. Clearly though, with these RUG meetings, what is generating considerable interest is the prospect of running NonStop virtualized on equipment sourced independently by the enterprise – is it even possible? Will it deliver the same level of availability as is expected of NonStop systems today?

As the year progresses NTI expects to hear a lot more about virtualized NonStop (vNS) and for NTI this is very important as the NonStop community now knows that NTI is making a large investment in vNS. With plans in place to build out an NTI virtualized environment capable of running multiple SaaS offerings from both NTI and other parties (with whom a dialogue has already commenced), NTI knows it is a time to turn words into concrete plans supported by actions.

“We have announced to the NonStop community that we are fully embracing vNS and now our goal for the first half of 2019 is to set priorities,” said Tim Dunne, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, NTI. “And this can only be done following consultation with our user community, other NonStop partners and the NonStop team. There is a lot we can achieve with the approach we are taking following the investment we are making in vNS but it is important for NTI to kick off our program with baby steps that align with the business needs of the NonStop user community.”

The NonStop Technical Boot Camp that will take place November 5 – 8, 2019, in Burlingame, CA, is a meeting that is acknowledged among the NonStop community as a super-RUG event as it continues to attract a lot of support from the NonStop product management and development teams. In an informal survey asking the NonStop community where they turn to for information on NonStop, topping the list was RUG events followed closely by TBC and then thirdly newsletters and magazines – that’s right, sites like this NTI blog! When you see NTI’s participation at all RUG meetings, make sure you stop by and talk to us – your business needs for 2019 are important to us.

We look forward to hearing from you and like you, prioritizing how next to leverage the new NonStop has all of NTI excited for 2019! And for now, it’s onto the first big RUG event of the year – SunTUG!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

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…

Texas T! Black gold! It’s time to head south for N2TUG.

The next gathering of the NonStop community will be in Plano, just outside Dallas, Texas. The N2TUG Regional User Group (RUG) will be holding a major get-together with special guest, Jimmy Treybig. For those who may not recall the origins of Tandem Computers, Jimmy was the founder and even today, the community always finds time to listen to what he has to say and this time, he will be talking about “The NonStop Journey!”
Naturally enough, there will be a cocktail reception to follow. RUG events continue to develop momentum and from the anecdotal evidence at hand, each RUG event this year appears to be outdoing the one before. Fresh from returning from GTUG in Leipzig, Germany, where we heard directly from Randy Meyer, VP & GM of HPE Mission Critical Systems, who was well-supported by Franz Koenig, HPE Senior Manager, World Wide Advanced Technology Center & Strategy, there is even more to be discussed at N2TUG.

Clouds, virtualization and updates on the transformation to hybrid …

Panning for gold, drilling for oil – striking it rich! With DRNet®, NTI customers are finding the high-quality data that will help grow their business.

“Where does the true value lie in the data captured by NonStop applications?” asked Tim Dunne, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, NTI in a recent exchange with NonStop Insider. “NonStop systems are known for their fault tolerance and their suitability for processing the most mission-critical transactions of all, but increasingly today we are finding that the data captured as transactions are being processed is every bit as important to the enterprise as the successful completion of the transaction!” And with DRNet®, NTI provides so much more than just support for disaster recovery and with as much talk as there is today of maximizing the value locked away in the data these financial institutions accumulate over time, the replication capabilities of DRNet® are being looked at again for DRNet® ability to integrate.

What is often overlooked today is that NTI’s product, DRNet®, is an abbreviation for Data Resource Network and “a product name that oftentimes doesn’t convey all that we…