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What's new in NonStop security

Karen Copeland (the other half of the NonStop security Dynamic Duo) and I presented breakout sessions at HP Discover in Las Vegas where we announced two new optional NonStop security products that you might be interested in.

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Raise the bar on high availability and security with HP-UX

One area differentiating HP-UX resiliency is that resiliency is designed into the HP-UX operating environment.   From dependable reliability features such as single system RAS and comprehensive security capabilities, HP-UX protects and keeps safe your data--- which may be even a bigger concern as virtualization matures and cloud is considered.  At a recent event, customers shared their experiences on how existing technologies are employed in ways to help achieve SLAs and minimize planned downtime

HP Integrity NonStop Systems help enterprises run a secure business and meet compliance

It is a matter of survival for enterprises to ensure that hackers cannot breach into their systems. Every security breach is in every newspaper and every newsfeeds within moments. A security breach can cost the whole business. This is why enterprises need to choose the systems that provide best-of-breed security and help them comply with the security regulations appropriate for their industry. HP Integrity NonStop systems belong to those secure classes of systems. There are many areas where Integrity NonStop systems help enterprises to run a secure business and comply with the security regulations, some of which include on-platform security, data-in-motion encryption, data-at-rest encryption, disk data sanitization and consolidated auditing.

HP-UX 11i v3 Update 5

With all of the activities that have been going on during the last few weeks, I forgot to mention a major release. Let me rectify that ommision today.


HP has released the latest update to HP-UX - HP-UX 11i v3 Update 5 , also known as the 0909 release. HP-UX 11i v3 tends to have 6 month update releases, and this is the latest one.


So, what's new?


·         Improved Resiliency thru Serviceguard improvements and tighter integration with features such as Dynamic Root Disk and Mass Storage Stack


o    75 % reduction in downtime when updating Serviceguard


o    Cluster management time cut in half 


·         Superior security protection and compliance


o    Meets the security standards set by the Center for Internet Security (CIS)


o    Meets heightened requirements for compliance with SOX and CIS


·         Increased productivity and performance


o    10x improvement in the number of systems in a single view to enable security bulletin analysis and patch maintenance


o    Save up to 7 hours per week on storage array reconfiguration


o    Achieve 99 percent of raw performance with all of the manageability of a filesystem (OnlineJFS 5.0.1).


Updates, as always, are free to those customers who are under support contracts, so you can go out and get this additional functionality and value at no additional charge. The website that is linked above has more details on the new and updated features.

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  • I work as a Master Architect in HP Servers R & D group. I work with teams spread across the lab and outside to build solutions which are highly available on HP-UX, OpenVMS and Mission Critical Linux platforms. In particular I contribute to develop HP Serviceguard clusters, HP-UX Security and Middleware products. I have been with HP for last 17 years and have exposure to HA/DR field from both R & D and customer perspectives.
  • Kirk Bresniker is the Vice President/Chief Technologist for HP Business Critical Systems where he has technical responsibility for all things Mission Critical, including HP-UX, NonStop and scalable x86 platforms. He joined HP in 1989 after graduating from Santa Clara University and has been an HP Fellow since 2008.
  • I’m the worldwide marketing manager for HP NonStop. I’ll be blogging and tweeting out news as it relates to NonStop solutions – you can find me here and on twitter at @CarolynatHP
  • Cynthia is part of the HP ExpertOne team. ExpertOne offers professional IT training and certifications from infrastructure refresh to areas that span across the datacenter like Cloud and Converged Infrastructure.
  • Hi, I work on the HP Servers team as HP-UX worldwide product marketing manager. I´m interested in how customers use our technology and will be blogging about their stories and on how our products evolve to help their businesses be always on.
  • I have worked with NonStop systems since 1982. I am a Master Technologist for HP and am part of the IT SWAT organization, the Cloud SWAT and work with HP Labs. I report into the Enterprise Solutions and Architecture organization.
  • Joe Androlowicz is a Technical Communications and Marketing manager in HP’s NonStop Product Division. Joe is a 25 year journeyman in information systems design, instructional technologies and multimedia development. He left Apple Computer for Tandem Computers to help launch G03 and hasn’t looked back yet. He previously managed the program management team for the NonStop Education and Training Center and drove the development and growth of the NonStop Certification programs.
  • Hello! I am a social media manager for servers, so my posts will be geared towards HP server-related news & info.
  • HP Servers, Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and ExpertOne
  • Luke Oda is a member of the HP's BCS Marketing team. With a primary focus on marketing programs that support HP's BCS portfolio. His interests include all things mission-critical and the continuing innovation that HP demonstrates across the globe.
  • I am the Superdome 2 Product Manager. My interest is to learn how mission critical platform helps customers and would also like to share my thoughts on how Superdome has been helping customers and will continue to do so.
  • I work in the HP Servers marketing group, managing a marketing team responsible for marketing solutions for enterprise customers who run mission-critical workloads and depend on HP to keep their business continuously running.
  • Mohan Parthasarathy is a Technical Architect in the HP-UX lab. His primary focus currently is in the core kernel, platform enablement and virtualization areas of HP-UX. Mohan has worked on various modules of HP-UX, including networking protocol stacks, drivers, core kernel and virtualization
  • I’ll be blogging about the latest news and enhancements as it relates to HP Moonshot.
  • Greetings! I am on the HP Enterprise Group marketing team. Topics I am interested in include Converged Infrastructure, Converged Systems and Management, and HP BladeSystem.
  • As a Managing Consultant for HP’s Enterprise Solution & Architecture group, I collaborate with client business and IT senior management to understand, prioritize and architect advanced use of data and information, drawing insights required to make informed business decisions. My current focus leverages event-driven business intelligence design techniques and technologies to identify patterns, anticipate outcomes and proactively optimize business response creating a differentiated position in the marketplace for the client.
  • Wendy Bartlett is a Distinguished Technologist in HP’s NonStop Enterprise Division, and focuses on dependability – security and availability - for the NonStop server line. She joined Tandem in 1978. Her other main area of interest is system architecture evolution. She has an M.S. degree in computer science from Stanford University.
  • I am part of the integrated marketing team focused on HP Moonshot System and HP Scale-up x86 and Mission-critical solutions.
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