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Of culture, and what we take for granted!

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When it comes to our culture and the mindset that sustains our culture, the NonStop community shows flexibility and resilience. But can it continue moving forward as everything around NonStop transforms?

It doesn’t take all that much to witness a cultural transformation. From a home where there was always a little bit of Australiana filtering through the conversations, it was just a week ago when our Windsor home became a Polish mecca. For five days, it was only Polish spoken in the home and the food selections reflected Polish traditions – lots of eggs, processed sausages, potatoes and yes, Vodka! Most every night it was a case of simply sitting down at the bar and sharing different Polish regional delicacies that somehow Margo managed to whip up. Fortunately, the intrusion of another culture wasn’t painful and it demonstrated that there is little hindrance to changing cultures whenever the mix of participants brings with it all the necessary elements to drive such a change. 

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And now, for something completely different …

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HPE NonStop team has certainly unveiled much that has surprised the NonStop community and as unexpected as it may have been, it’s positioning NonStop to play in an even bigger marketplace for 2019!

While this picture was taken during our recent trip to Sydney, this post will not be about Sydney, as even now memories are beginning to fade. Take a good look at this picture of a street – well a lane actually – that we ran across towards the end of our stay. It’s an artistic display, although at first it was difficult to actually make sense of it all and then it all fell into place! Underwood Street – it’s obvious, isn’t it?As colorful as the streets of Sydney can be and in spite of all the creativity that is present even in the CBD (Central Business District), it’s still refreshing to see that someone with a “tongue in cheek” sense of humor would be allowed to put such an edifice in place in an otherwise out of sight lane. Yes, it’s different alright!

For much of my IT career I have been …

HPE is playing the long game with NonStop and IT is the beneficiary!

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Looking for a fun ride into the next decade? You can’t do better than jumping onto NonStop – still the best platform for mission critical applications …

Our time down under is now well and truly over. We have returned to Windsor, Colorado, where the weather is taking some getting used to – after a lengthy stay in what can only be described as tropical conditions, it has been snowing here in Colorado and temperatures dropped overnight to 8F degrees (about -13C). Looking back through the photos taken during the time spent in and around Sydney, I came across the photo I took as the family walked towards “The Dish” – one of the largest movable dish radio telescopes ever built. The Dish was also the title of a movie made a while back that highlighted how it was this radio telescope that relayed the signals coming from the moon when Neil Armstrong first stepped onto its surface back in 1969.

Yes, it’s huge. But until you get close enough to give it a good look, its size is deceptive. At 210 …

Building the NonStop ecosystem …

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The NonStop product is alive and doing well and now attention has turned to expanding its market presence. It’s time to talk about partnerships and ecosystems …
Having returned from Sydney after spending three months “down under” the takeaways were as numerous as they were informative. The most striking thing about Sydney is that after decades of minimal investment in infrastructure suddenly the city is investing in upgrading every imaginable piece of its infrastructure. From new tunnels for freeways aimed at allowing big-rig trucks to get off arterial roads and out of site, to new traditional and light rail networks and even tunnels under the harbor (or so we were lead to believe). 
The city skyline is totally compromised with construction cranes everywhere you turn – from Sydney’s Circular Quay to Darling Harbor and Cockle Bay, it’s all go, go, go as if with a sense of urgency. Sydney has to play catch up with infrastructure to match its population growth that has seen it become a ci…

What does Sydney bring to the table …

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My time in Sydney has taught me one very good lesson – systems we depend on (leisure, transportation, financial, etc.) just keep failing at a time when these applications could so easily be run on NonStop!
Very soon bags will be packed and that last trip from the hotel to the airport will be taken. It’s time to return to Colorado and to see our home, once again. After three months on the road there is no question whatsoever about us looking forward to returning to our “home office” and to, immerse ourselves in the issues of the day. We have a great group of clients representing a diverse mix of products and yes, expectations, but it’s good to see that their enthusiasm for NonStop has only increased over the past year. With more information on strategy and on where future investments will be made (think partnerships), it’s clear that the future for NonStop is rock solid going into 2019.

One of the most interesting aspects of spending an extended time in and around Sydney has been the rea…