SunTUG 2016 Recap

Posted by Mandi Nulph on Thu, Mar 10, 2016
We had a great time connecting with customers and other vendors this year at SunTUG in sunny Tampa, FL. In the welcome speech, they did a funny send-off for Tom Moylan and talked about a changing of the guard to Jeff Skinner. Tom will be greatly missed, but Jeff will do an amazing job taking the reigns.
Bob Kossler was the keynot speaker and he discussed HPE roadmap. Some interesting points included:
  • Four focuses for NonStop, developed from customer pain points: 1) transformation (data centers are constantly changing, lots of disruptions, need the ability to adapt), 2) enabling (allowing work force maximize productivity), 3) predict (utilizing data to analyze, predict, and react), 4) empower (keeping up with security needs, modernization, big data)
  • HPE is working to provide the most complete portfolio, including converged infrastructure (now called synergy)
  • Lots of choice and flexibility for all enterprise applications, for Linux, HP-UX, Superdome, etc.
  • Financial services is the main industry that HPE NonStop serves (used to process ATM and POS transactions), next is telco (used for switches), then retail, healthcare, manufacturing (used for just-in-time manufacturing), transportation (for logistics), and utilities.
  • Plan to continue investing in NonStop i and NonStop X, which share similar code base
  • NonStop X has Intel Xeon processor, Inifiniband system interconnect, improved performance, half-height blades, new RVU, 2/4/6 cores. Is faster and has lower latency.
  • NonStop has had 25% improvement in performance year over year, for last 25 years
  • NS3 X1 is an entry-class product for emerging markets, standalone applications, often chosen as a development system. Has the same processes and software as other systems, just has less cores (1-2 cores)
  • Working on modernizing business processing with a NonStop/Linux hybrid environment
  • Yuma connections will be virtual; it doesn't care what's being connected. Allows you to send data back and forth between NonStop and disparate platforms in data center. Inifiniband provides a very fast connection.
  • Working on virtualizing NonStop to offer NonStop-as-a-Service (NSaaS), SaaS, DBaaS
We had a great time at our customer dinner with our new marketing coordinator, Mandi, who is based in Tampa. Ernie and Gabrielle also presented on how to modernize your NonStop applications by integrating them with other platforms, applications, and Web services; and NuWave got a great response from the attendees.
Gabrielle also got to participate in Rich Greene's presentation on security; she played the part of an identity thief. Check out our YouTube page HERE to see the video of Gabrielle getting arrested at SunTUG, as well as pictures of the event.

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