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Time to take a trip to Europe; NonStop RUGs kick off in earnest ...

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Many of us will be heading off to Europe very soon as the RUG season kicks it up a gear or two with HPE execs on hand to fill us in on all that’s happening. But what we all want to hear is how virtualized NonStop will shake up the market!


I have always enjoyed the times when I had to make the trip across the Atlantic to Europe. I don’t know what it is exactly, but when circumstances present themselves where I need to show up for a meeting or event somewhere in the “old country” my heart skips a beat and I immediately begin counting down the days to departure. Before coming to America to join Tandem Computers, living in Australia meant trips to Europe had to be carefully weighed against the time away from regular activities as well as costs, and more often than not it also meant looking at combining a number of activities so as to maximize the time out of the country. 
With hindsight however, the travel I did in the early part of my career was truly educational. It was a time when so mu…

Let’s talk some more about hybrid IT

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During a recent trip to Silicon Valley there was barely a meeting where the topic of hybrid IT didn’t come up and yet, almost every time, what was being described as hybrid IT was different … so, what’s going on? Many a Sunday afternoon of my youth I spent trackside north of the Sydney suburb of Hornsby, watching the steam trains pull up a grade as they headed south into the metropolitan area. These tracks had little to do with race cars, mind you, but watching the mighty locally designed and manufactured 38 Class locomotive as well as the even more famous (among Australians at least) Garrett locomotive, with its distinctive configuration where a separate water tank was located ahead of the boilers and engines in a detached carriage. Back in those heady days I actually took a trip from Sydney’s Central Railway Station to Newcastle on the famous Newcastle Flyer where somewhere the other side of Wyong, through a downhill cutting, we hit 70 mph! Wow … and yes, we were “flying!”

The age of…

What’s inside counts and NonStop inside is counting more …

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As NonStop readies itself for deployment in clouds and where NonStop workloads will become just another virtualized workload running in the cloud, the opportunities for NonStop deployments will grow considerably …
Breaking news! Every time I pick up my smartphone these days it’s as if there is something happening in the world that I need to be notified about right now. In a sense, it’s my own virtual equivalent to “stop the presses” even as I know that most times, its relevance to anything I am doing at that moment is questionable. Not to put too fine a point on it, I really don’t need to know anything more about the Kardashians or the rallies and strikes happening in some far away land or even who is heading to the NHL playoffs this year even as I know that my local team here in Colorado may have moved up from last place this time last year to being a contender for Lord Stanley’s Cup. 

What does interest me, on the other hand, is the discussions and correspondence on the future of HPE…