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    A Modern Look at Reliability, Availability, and Scalability

    The Connection, by Dr. Bruce Holenstein, Paul J. Holenstein, and Dr. Bill Highleyman
    Computer manufacturers often stress performance and availability in their marketing literature. Yet, reliability (R), availability (A), and scalability (S) are the three pillars that support mission-critical applications...

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      Achieving Scalability for Mission-Critical Systems in the Cloud

      The Connection, by Dr. Bruce D. Holenstein, Dr. Bill Highleyman, and Paul J. Holenstein
      The third pillar of mission-critical systems is scalability; reliability and availability are the other two, creating the...

      Shadowbase Solutions for the Cloud

        Adding High Availability to the Cloud

        The Connection, by Paul J. Holenstein
        In this article, we discuss the role that data replication solutions can play in public, private, and hybrid-cloud computing for critical applications and how it can lower your IT costs, improve fault tolerance of your...

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        Connection Cover Story: Shadowbase Software Synchronous Replication

        The Connection, by Jonathan Ziegler
        Gravic’s Senior Manager of Product Development for the Shadowbase Products Group discusses Shadowbase software synchronous data replication for zero data loss...

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        Crunching Big Data

        The Connection, by Paul J. Holenstein
        In this article, we look at several technologies that interact to extract valuable business information from “the noise” of big data. Big data offers the opportunity for businesses to obtain real-time business intelligence that they could...

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        Data Replication and Integration – Applications in Financial Services

        The Connection, by Keith B. Evans and Paul J. Holenstein
        This article explains how a merchant provider gradually expanded its data replication and integration software...

        Discovering Meaningful Patterns Using Data Integration

        The Connection, by Paul J. Holenstein and Keith B. Evans
        HPE Shadowbase Streams for Data Integration uses CDC technology to stream data generated by one application...

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        Dramatically Reduce Outage Costs with Advanced Business Continuity Solutions

        The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
        Whether it be fire, power failure, software error, malfeasance, or some other cause, events occur which can lead to unplanned outages of IT services. If your...

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        Easily Modernize and Expose Valuable Enscribe Data – Eliminate Data Silos

        The Connection, by by Keith B. Evans and Paul J. Holenstein
        This article/case study explains that a large European manufacturer runs its online shop floor operations on an HPE NonStop Server using an Enscribe database, and how it deployed an HPE Shadowbase data integration solution to...

          From Hacker to Hackathon – History in the Making!

          The Connection, by Vuk Petrovic and Paden R. Holenstein
          What comes to mind when you hear the word hacker? You most likely imagine an individual, (probably male) with...

          Hardware vs. Software Data Replication for Business Continuity (Disk/Cache Flushing vs. Transactional Replication Engines)

          The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
          Business continuity encompasses activities that an enterprise performs to maintain timeliness, consistency, and availability of its data, operations, and services. Application availability depends upon the ability of IT...

          HP (HPE) NonStop Business Continuity Product Suite: An Introduction

          The Connection, by Ajaya Gummadi
          Only HPE Integrity NonStop Servers are designed, from the ground up, for continuous application availability – from their native fault-tolerant system architecture, to a...

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          Improving Availability via Staggered Systems

          The Connection, by Dr. Bruce D. Holenstein, Dr. Bill Highleyman, and Paul J. Holenstein
          The reliability of a redundant system is optimized by minimizing the probability that both systems will fail...

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          Improving Reliability via Redundant Processing

          The Connection, by Dr. Bruce D. Holenstein, Dr. Bill Highleyman, and Paul J. Holenstein
          One of the three pillars of mission-critical systems is data reliability – a significant concern in datacenters...

          Is Your Attunity NonStop Solution for Data-sharing at End-of-Service-Life (EOSL)?

          Connect Converge, by Paden Holenstein
          Several customers recently approached us looking for solutions to their remote data access/connection requirements. HPE Shadowbase software uses a data...


            Large Canadian Bank Adopts Converged Infrastructure

            Connect Converge, by Paul J. Holenstein
            A large Canadian bank took a major step towards providing improved service to its customers by modernizing its active/backup datacenter...


              NonStop Impressions from an Under-30 Perspective

              The Connection, by Paden R. Holenstein
              This article gives a unique perspective on the HPE NonStop community from an individual under the age of 30. Paden Holenstein reflects on his first two years of experience...

              Only On NonStop: Data Replication on Steroids

              The Connection, by John R. Hoffmann
              Concurrent replication has many efficiency advantages over serial replication, which are described in this article. The highly efficient technique of concurrent replication...


                Only On NonStop: The HP (HPE) NonStop Synchronous Gateway

                The Connection, by Paul J. Holenstein
                his article provides a detailed description of the HP NonStop Synchronous Gateway, and how it is used to implement synchronous data replication using...

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                Only the Truth: Debunking TMF NonStop Data Protection Myths

                The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
                Perceptions remain that the use of TMF is superfluous, costly, or has bad performance issues, as well as a lack of understanding or disregard for the data integrity protection benefits offered by TMF. Debunking these myths...


                Parts Distributor Utilizes Zero Downtime for Application, Modernization, and Digital Transformation

                The Connection, by Paden Holenstein
                Headquartered in the midwest, this multibillion-dollar company has 5,000 employees. Its sales associates service a customer base primarily comprised of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and maintenance, repair, and...

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                Protecting Your Vital Applications

                The Connection, by Mark Pollans, HPE Sr. Worldwide Product Manager
                This article is based on the excellent and informative presentation that Mr. Pollans gave at the 2017 Connect Technical Boot Camp on how to design and build...

                Scale-up is Dead, Long Live Scale-out!

                The Connection, by Keith B. Evans and Paul J. Holenstein
                Keeping up with user demand is a significant challenge for IT departments. The traditional scale-up approach suffers from significant limitations and cost issues that prevent...

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                Stock Exchange and Clearinghouse Accelerate Operations and Improve Availability with HPE Shadowbase Data Replication

                The Connection, by Paul J. Holenstein
                A South American stock exchange using a trading system built with HPE NonStop Servers faced high data...

                Switching Replication Engines with Zero Downtime and Less Risk

                The Connection, Dr. Bruce D. Holenstein, Paul J. Holenstein, and Dr. Bill Highleyman
                ometimes it is necessary to change or update a data replication engine. A zero downtime migration will...

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                Tape Backup for Disaster Recovery? Really?

                The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
                Tape or virtual tape backup/restore for periodic backups is prudent (after all, it is easy to sometimes purge the ‘wrong’ file). However, when used for disaster recovery, in the...

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                The Better Backup Method

                The Connection, by Paul J. Holenstein, Dr. Bruce D. Holenstein, and Dr. Bill Highleyman
                This article discusses strategies for improving database recovery times after catastrophic failure for companies that use the “tried-and-true” backup and restore...

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                Thinking of Migrating During a Pandemic? You Are Not Alone!

                The Connection, by Paden Holenstein
                This article discusses a recent trend we've seen in HPE NonStop industry: IT teams honing their focus on new features while ramping up various business continuity...

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                Two Merged Retailers Integrate HPE NonStop SQL and Oracle RAC

                The Connection, by Paul J. Holenstein
                After a merger, a major U.S. retailer had thousands of stores using two different point-of-sale (POS) systems. The retailer wanted to integrate the POS processing for its...

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                Why an Active/Passive Business Continuity Solution is Not Good Enough

                The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
                The costs of prolonged downtime of critical business IT systems are significant (potentially to the point of closing the company). These potential costs are compounded by...

                Why Your Business Continuity Plan May be Inadequate

                Why Your Business Continuity Plan May be Inadequate

                The Connection, by Keith B. Evans and Paul J. Holenstein
                Disaster recovery is not business continuity, and business continuity technologies are not all equal – some...


                Winning the Battle Against Internet Banking Fraud by Leveraging Real-Time Data and Application Integration

                The Connection, by Keith B. Evans
                A European bank needed to design and implement its Internet banking application in a very specific way...