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NTI delivers business continuity to a world where adjusting to new norms means trying time for business to continue

Our attention of late has been directed at major vendor events. Just this week there were major events held by HPE and Apple and last week it was Cisco Live. There have been regional events for the NonStop community as well. What has differentiated these events from anything experienced in the past is that they were virtual events – programs developed by vendors that allowed us to sit at our desks to watch the events unfold.

Different? Of course; and for some sessions, a little difficult to take! However, their success cannot diminish the fact that in today’s new normal world, there are few alternatives to such approaches. At HPE Discover 2020 there were even hands-on developer labs (you needed to sign up for these in advance) where HPE committed considerable compute resources and where the responses coming from those who participated were very positive.

It is against this backdrop that one phrase kept coming up – Business Continuity. For most attendees it took a while to sink in that this wasn’t so much a reference to traditional models supporting business continuity in the sense of recoverability but rather, the more simple and indeed fundamental, issue of ensuing a business can continue even as a global pandemic persists. No surprises here but with staff working remotely and customers and partners somewhat out of sight, having on hand the tools necessary to stay in business were proving critical.

HPE stressed that among many messages to its community, it couldn’t be stressed enough that most important of all for HPE was “advancing the way people live and work.” In this context, HPE was providing alternatives to traditional models for consuming technology – new products, new software and even new ways to finance. What hasn’t changed though is the original meaning of business continuity whereby our most critical of mission critical solutions simply have to keep on running as they provide the foundation for all other actions a business may consider to best accommodate a changed world.

For NTI, this image resonates with our product team as our premier product offering, DRNet®, sits lightly on the NonStop operating system. “For as long as we have been delivering DRNet® for the purpose of ensuring business continuity at times of crises,” said Tim Dunne, NTI’s Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales, “our focus has been very much on ensuring resources assigned to processing transactions aren’t compromised in any way when running DRNet®.”

This was the theme for the article published in the June 2020 issue of NonStop Insider, NTI addressing the needs to deploy a “spread offense” to better cover new business opportunities. Sporting images and clichés aside, it was left to Dunne to note that even today, with all that is occurring around us, “It’s important to all of us here at NTI to make sure our products don’t ‘force a fumble’ particularly at a time when reverting to a backup system, integral to an IT organizations business continuity plan, is needed to step in to take up the load.”

It is difficult in these times but it is still important to recognize that outages, brownout spikes, compromised bandwidth and difficulties reaching key personnel continue and that our business continuity plans are very much connected to any disaster recovery plans already in place. Indeed, the lines are becoming blurred as for many businesses, ability to continue mirrors similar angst as to that in evidence when a data center is lost. For NTI this too was covered in the June article in NonStop Insider:

“NonStop is fault tolerant. NonStop systems anchoring a business continuity plan provide the best option when surrounded by crisis. NTI delivers the solutions, tools and utilities that ease the potential pain from the unknown and together, as they spread the loads to better support business offensive programs supporting new business opportunities IT can outlast the competition, no matter the crisis.

“Sporting terms may not always work in all markets but the concept of spread isn’t new to the NonStop community. And with the NTI product set as it exists today, the spread addresses many critical aspects surrounding data - DRNet® remains the go-to choice for IT operations everywhere.”   

To read this article published in the June 2020 issue of NonStop Insider, simply click on the hyperlink above or cut and paste this link into you browser –

Should you have any questions on the latest NTI product offerings in support of business continuity, just email us or call any member of our sales team directly. 


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