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HPE NonStop X NS7
Redefining continuous availability and scalability for x86


HPE NonStop X NS7

HPE NonStop X NS7

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Overview:

The NS7 system extends the 100% fault-tolerant NonStop platform to include the x86 architecture. It offers the highest level of availability for enterprise scale x86 architecture. You can trust it to meet your complete solution requirements.

Engineered for the highest availability level

For businesses that never stop
HPE NonStop systems are designed specifically for the very highest availability levels. The industry analyst firm, IDC defines the highest availability as Availability Level 41(AL4), where business processes continue as before. That means no interruption of work and no degradation in performance. For almost four decades, the HPE NonStop architecture remains the ideal choice when there’s a need for high level availability and reliability—in compute environments that support continuous business. NonStop enjoys the same dominant position with the IDC Availability Levels, retaining the AL4 level even today, while evolving and revolutionizing the way it is deployed and delivered to customers.

The HPE NonStop X NS7 system extends the 100 percent fault-tolerant HPE NonStop platform to include the x86 architecture. With it, you can leverage a proven solution for uninterrupted business that delivers timeless value regardless of the underlying architecture.

Architectural choice without compromise

HPE NonStop systems provide a deployment choice on either the x86 architecture (Intel Xeon processors) for the HPE NonStop X systems or the Intel Itanium architecture for the HPE Integrity NonStop i systems. Mission-critical customers like you can continue to rely upon HPE NonStop systems, deployed on either architecture, to deliver a resilient business foundation without compromise. HPE has extended the mission-critical NonStop solution to include a virtualized solution that can be deployed in a private cloud environment. This HPE Virtualized NonStop is managed through VMware based solutions and can be deployed on many industry standard x86 based servers. This software-based solution increases your choice of NonStop systems from the fully integrated and tested NonStop Converged systems to VMware based virtualized IT platform as a service depending on what best suits your specific needs. Whatever your NonStop deployment choices are, you will benefit from the HPE NonStop fundamentals of availability, scalability, security, and data integrity for your mission-critical workloads.

Innovation to match growing business demands

Rapid business growth means that mission-critical workloads require an infrastructure that can scale up to match growing business demands, with the capacity to handle processing-intensive workloads.

HPE NonStop X NS7 with InfiniBand delivers more than a 25-time increase in system interconnect capacity2 for responding to business growth, and more than double the performance capacity3 to handle intensive transaction volumes. In addition, the NS7 can add capacity online, with near-linear scalability and no application outage.

Deliver operational efficiency for greater business value

HPE NonStop X NS7 delivers:

  • Two times the NonStop CPU density4 in a single enclosure
  • Nearly triple the memory capacity5 for improved application performance
  • Industry-standard InfiniBand as the system interconnect for increased system capacity and lower latencies
  • Fully integrated solution stack and proven NonStop fundamentals for industry-leading fault tolerance
  • Factory-integrated, fully tested and verified hardware and software solution for out-of-the-box efficiency

Existing NonStop applications running on NonStop X

  • Most existing non-native TNS (Tandem NonStop, CISC) applications will run on the NonStop X architecture without change.
  • TNS applications can be accelerated to take advantage of the new system’s performance using the new NonStop X accelerator.
  • Native Intel Itanium applications can take advantage of the new NonStop X compilers and with a simple recompilation run on the new platform.
  • Native applications require few, if any source code changes in order to run on the NonStop X architecture.
  • In summary, NonStop X is a high-performance environment that fits comfortably into your existing data center, is ready for your mission-critical applications, and is 100% NonStop.

HPE NonStop X - The Platform For Your Continuous Business

With the HPE NonStop X NS3 system, HPE continues to deliver world-class systems using a collaborative approach to design and build an agile infrastructure. When you add up the scorecard, you will realize the NS3 is offered at a price point that is favorable to those who may be considering open source alternatives. HPE partners with the best-of-breed independent software vendors (ISVs) for mission-critical solutions in many vertical industries—and delivers a complete portfolio of enterprise solutions from leading HPE partners, extending our joint capability and ultimately enhancing your value.

In a world that never stops, you must be there, continuously—because your customers won’t wait. HPE NonStop is your product family for continuous business.

1 IDC, Jan 2018, Doc #US43503817, Worldwide and U.S. High-Availability Server Forecast, 2018–2021
2 Comparison of HPE Integrity NonStop i ServerNet bandwidth with HPE NonStop X FDR InfiniBand bandwidth, HPE Internal testing, 2020
3 6-core licensed NS7 X1 system compared to HPE Integrity NonStop BladeSystem NB56000c licensed at 4 cores, HPE Internal testing, 2020
4 Compared to NonStop BladeSystem NB56000c with greater than eight NonStop CPUs, HPE NonStop Product Management, 2020
5 Compared to NonStop BladeSystem NB56000c maximum RAM per CPU, HPE NonStop Product Management, 2020

Features:

HPE NonStop systems are architected with built-in clustering, workload balancing, and online management to deliver continuous application availability and meet the most stringent uptime SLAs. HPE NonStop systems scale up to 16 NonStop CPUs within a single system (node), each running its own copy of the NonStop OS, and scale out to 4,080 NonStop CPUs on 255 networked NonStop nodes.

Opening up a world of possibilities

Representing the high-end of the HPE NonStop X family, the NS7 systems offers 2, 4, or 6-core software licensing options with more than double the performance capacity licensed at 6 cores when compared to the HPE Integrity NonStop BladeSystem NB56000c licensed at 4 cores. The NS7 combines the economies of newly enhanced, standards-based, modular computing with the trusted 24x7 fault-tolerant availability and data integrity of the HPE NonStop architecture. The enhanced availability, manageability, and development features of NonStop result in a low total cost of ownership (TCO) for hosting mission-critical applications. This applies equally to all generations of the NS7 including the NS7 X1, X2, and X3.

25 times increase in system interconnect capacity

At the heart of the NS7 is a system interconnect based upon industry standard InfiniBand. The NS7 leverages the modular efficiencies of the industry-leading HPE BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure with 4X FDR (Fourteen Data Rate) InfiniBand double-wide switches to create the foundation for the NS7 system interconnect. These switches, based on a dual fault-tolerant switched fabric, provide up to 56 Gbps bi-directional bandwidth to each NonStop CPU and throughout the system for extreme scalability, fabric flexibility, high throughput, and low latency.

Powered by Intel Xeon microprocessors

HPE NonStop X NS7, built on proven HPE ProLiant BL460c server blades, is powered by Intel Xeon microprocessors and with the latest NS7 X3 version supporting up to 256 GB of memory per NonStop CPU, with single system (node) maximum memory capacity of 4 TB . The use of half-height server blades connected by InfiniBand enables the NS7 to double the NonStop CPU density within a single c7000 enclosure.

The advantage of the NonStop software stack

HPE NonStop systems have been designed from day one with an integrated software stack that supports fault tolerance. These systems offer you fully tested and verified hardware and software solutions for out-of-the-box efficiency. The NonStop software stack includes the NonStop OS and the OSS file system, security, system management, middleware, Java and Java-frameworks, a modern development environment, and one of the most scalable fault-tolerant databases in the world.

HPE NonStop X is offered with the L-series version of the NonStop Operating System. The NonStop X software stack has been optimized to take advantage of the x86 architecture and uses InfiniBand technology to improve software performance throughout the system. Security and time synchronization software are included with the NonStop OS.

HPE NonStop SQL/MX and SQL/MP database products are both available on NonStop X with all the latest features for massive scalability. Middleware products are also available, as are Java and Java-related frameworks. HPE NonStop Development Environment for Eclipse (NSDEE) and compilers are enhanced with x86 architecture in mind. If you are new to NonStop you may find the NonStop Eclipse development environment friendly and familiar to your application development efforts on other platforms. NonStop is also taking great strides in the area of application modernization with DevOps. Innovating on the platform is now as flexible and easy as any modern IT platform in your data center since modern DevOps tools such as Git, Ansible and Jenkins can be used to develop applications on NonStop.

Specifications:


HPE NonStop X NS7 Specifications
Processors 2 to 16 NonStop CPUs per system (node)
NS7 X1 Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 series processors
NS7 X2 Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 series processors
NS7 X3 Intel Xeon Gold 6100 series processors
Core licensing 2, 4, or 6-core software licensing option
RAM Per CPU—Minimum: 64 GB, Maximum: 192 GB (X1, X2), Maximum 256 GB (X3)
Per system—Minimum: 128 GB, Maximum: 3 TB (X1, X2), Maximum 4 TB (X3)
NonStop OS L-Series minimum RVU L15.08 (NS7 X1)
L-Series minimum RVU L16.05 (NS7 X2)
L-Series minimum RVU L18.08 (NS7 X3)
System interconnect 4X FDR InfiniBand, up to 56 Gbps bidirectional bandwidth to each NonStop CPU and throughout the system
Communication I/O adapters
Entry-class IP CLIM
Entry-class Telco CLIM
5 Ethernet ports, supports up to four 10GbE (10GBASE-T) and one 1GbE (1GBASE-T) ports or four 10GbE (10GBASE-SR) and one 1GbE (1GBASE-T) ports
Storage I/O adapters
Entry-class Storage CLIM
SAS, Fibre Channe
SAS Internal Storage enclosure Storage drives 25 SAS SFF (2.5 in.) drives per enclosure
SAS SFF Solid State Drive (SSD)
SAS SFF Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
Number of cluster I/O modules (CLIMs) Maximum of 56 CLIMs (IP, Telco, and Storage)
Minimum CLIMs for fault tolerance:
• Two communication CLIMs—IP or Telco
• Two Storage CLIMs
Enterprise SAN Fibre Channel connectivity for SAN attached (e.g., HPE XP8, XP7, and HPE XP P9500) and tape storage
Racks (H x D x W) 42U rack: 79.00 x 51.19 x 23.54 in. (200.66 x 130.02 x 59.79 cm)
36U rack: 68.84 x 51.19 x 23.54 in. (174.86 x 130.01 x 59.79 cm)
Standard features Redundant power inputs
Redundant cooling
Altitude Operating: 3,000 m (10,000 ft) maximum
Non-operating: 12,192 m (40,000 ft) maximum
Temperature Operating: 10˚C to 35°C (50˚F to 95°F)
Non-operating:
–40˚C to 66°C (–40˚F to 150°F) up to 72-hour storage
–29˚C to 55˚C (–20˚F to 131°F) up to 6-month storage
Humidity Operating: 20% to 80% relative non-condensing maximum
Non-operating: 10% to 80%, non-condensing
PDU input voltage (AC input power) North America/Japan: 200–208V, 24 A, single phase
North America/Japan: 200–208V, 24 A, 3-phase Delta
International: 200–240V, 32 A, single phase
International: 380–415V, 16 A, 3-phase Wye

System Configurations
Minimum configuration single system (node) Maximum configuration single system (node) Maximum configuration (with Expand-over-IP networking)
2 processors 16 processors 255 systems (nodes)
128 GB memory 3 TB (X1, X2) memory
4 TB (X3) memory
~765 TB memory (X1, X2)
~1 PB memory (X3)

HPE Nonstop Clusters:

Massive scalability

HPE NonStop systems are well-known for extreme scaling, easily handling bursts of transaction processing, end-of-quarter application loads, business changes such as mergers and acquisitions that require expansion in capacity, or adding a large number of customers in a short period of time.

NonStop X Cluster Solution

HPE NonStop X Cluster Solution (NSXCS) is a combination of clustering hardware and associated software that makes it easy to cluster multiple NonStop X NS7 systems (nodes) together in a tight interconnection using InfiniBand technology.

  • Up to 24 nodes in one, two or three zones utilizing a pair of HPE NonStop 4X FDR InfiniBand Cluster Switches per zone, providing up to 56 Gbps bidirectional bandwidth.
  • Up to 30 meters node to switch or switch to switch, up to 60 meters between nodes in the same zone and 90 meters maximum distance between nodes interconnected via any two zones.
  • Up to 16 NonStop X CPUs per node, enabling a single cluster of up to 384 NonStop X CPUs

Expand-over-IP networking

All HPE NonStop systems support Expand-over-IP networking, using high-speed Gigabit Ethernet links to interconnect multiple NonStop systems over a local or wide area network.

  • Up to 255 NonStop systems (nodes), with up to 4,080 NonStop CPUs either co-located or geographically distributed for disaster tolerance.

HPE Nonstop Software:

Modern application development environment

Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) make it easier for most developers to create and maintain application programs. With that in mind, HPE NonStop has invested in bringing these modern environments to the NonStop application community

Modern frameworks

There are well over one hundred frameworks available to software developers, most of which are based on a specific language such as Java, C++, or JavaScript. Several of the most widely used open source and free Java frameworks make up the SASH stack, an acronym to describe a set of open source middleware that encourages application objects to be Plain Old Java Objects (POJO)—domain objects that only implement application specific logic.

  • Apache MyFaces (presentation services)
  • Axis2 (web services)
  • Spring (business services)
  • Hibernate (persistence services)

As a result, these open source frameworks have been widely adopted by Java developers, and in many cases have become the de facto technology for developing enterprise Java applications largely replacing EJB technology. HPE has tested and certified these frameworks for deployment on HPE NonStop. Sample programs, recommended configuration parameter values, and detailed user guides have been published. The Eclipse IDE has optional plug-ins to aid in Java development.

Framework-based applications are container agnostic. Applications can run on a lightweight web container like Tomcat or on a full-fledged Java EE application server like JBoss Application Server. This allows the choice of deployment server that is best suited for the server platform.

Modern application development tools

The NonStop build tools and compilers have been integrated into both the Microsoft Visual Studio with the Enterprise Toolkit (ETK) NonStop Edition and into Eclipse with NonStop Development Environment for Eclipse (NSDEE). These tools, including Certified Java SE Platform (JDK and JVM) and Apache Tomcat, help improve the productivity of new HPE NonStop developers. Many optional components and additional tools are available as plug-ins for each IDE.

Middleware

From a business perspective, the service-oriented architecture (SOA) model can help IT be more responsive to changing business needs, thereby improving business agility. HPE NonStop can play an important role in an SOA architecture as a first-class platform for the provision of SOA services.

Using the HPE NonStop system in this role brings the values of application and scalability, availability, data integrity, and ease of manageability to SOA services—without special programming.

The HPE NonStop system SOA product technologies provide the necessary capabilities for service access, invocation, and implementation.

HPE iTP WebServer

HPE iTP WebServer software provides the HTTP and HTTPS protocol service for all the other SOA components. Built on the HPE NonStop Transaction Services/MP (NonStop TS/MP) infrastructure, iTP WebServer software provides a fault-tolerant and scalable container for web service execution, hosting both NonStop SOAP and NonStop Servlets for JSP components.

HPE NonStop SOAP

HPE NonStop SOAP software supports the standard SOAP 1.2 protocol. The combination of iTP WebServer and NonStop SOAP software provides the standard SOAP over HTTP protocol for invoking SOA services on the HPE NonStop system. NonStop SOAP is built on HPE NonStop TS/MP infrastructure and is fault tolerant and scalable.

HPE NonStop Application Server for Java

The HPE NonStop Application Server for Java (NSASJ) includes the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) Container and the web container modules of the JBoss AS. The built-in capabilities of Enterprise JavaBeans enable developers to concentrate solely on their business logic, rather than worry about platform dependence and related functionalities such as transaction integrity, data persistence, and availability. NSASJ is designed as an HPE NonStop Transaction Services/Massively Parallel (TS/MP) serverclass. Because it is a serverclass, NSASJ is continuously available and offers near-linear scalability on the HPE NonStop system.

HPE NonStop Servlets for JavaServer Pages (JSP)

HPE NonStop Servlets for JSP software is a fortified version of the Apache Tomcat web container that exhibits NonStop availability and scalability while supporting the standard Java Platform Enterprise Edition (JEE) Servlets and JSP programming models. NonStop Servlets for JSP software runs as a scalable serverclass using the iTP WebServer and NonStop TS/MP infrastructure. This integrated environment transparently inherits the scalability, reliability, and fault tolerance of the HPE NonStop system.

Open source Apache Axis2/Java software can be used in conjunction with the scalable NonStop Servlets for JSP container to implement either Java service adapters or Java SOA business processes. In addition, the JToolkit for NonStop Servers software enables easy access to Pathway servers and Enscribe flat file data from Java-based SOA services.

HPE Pathway with NonStop TS/MP

HPE Pathway with NonStop TS/MP software provides application server functionality that allows businesses to develop and deploy business-critical OLTP applications on HPE NonStop systems.

Using Pathway enables developers to concentrate on implementing their business logic without having to be concerned about common application services, such as load balancing, communications I/O, memory management, fault tolerance, and threading and scheduling. All these common services are provided by the Pathway application server software.

Database and Transaction Management:

HPE NonStop SQL is the mainstream database product for the HPE NonStop systems. NonStop SQL has been fundamentally architected as a clustered database system. It is designed to leverage the HPE NonStop tightly integrated, shared-nothing, massively parallel platform architecture and deploys the fault-tolerant model for immediate and transparent takeover for unparalleled reliability, availability, and scalability. It supports management of massive, multi-terabyte databases as a single database image and delivers high performance in a cluster environment. HPE NonStop SQL provides:

  • Outstanding scalability—As the size of data volume, number of concurrent users or sessions, and query workloads and complexity for your database grow, you can add more computing power to the NonStop cluster and increase throughput linearly at greater than 98 percent.
  • Continuous availability—The NonStop platform and NonStop SQL provide out-of-the-box database and application availability. There is no complex configuration required to achieve true 24x7 availability. Routine database administration (DBA) tasks can be done online without requiring the database and application to be brought down.
  • Application portability—NonStop SQL supports industry standards (ANSI SQL, JDBC, ODBC) as well as numerous extensions to support porting of database applications from other platforms. The SQL/MX db for NonStop X also supports database compatibility, which makes it easier to port applications with popular dbs to the NonStop X platform.
  • Automatic load balancing—NonStop SQL offers query and data virtualization capabilities, enabling an environment that pools and optimizes all resources at the application level. With built-in clustering, automatic workload balancing, and online management, organizations using NonStop SQL can seamlessly accommodate rapid growth without adding labor costs, compromising on service levels, or causing user disruption.
  • Lower database administration costs—NonStop SQL database is distributed among multiple nodes of a cluster and is presented to the DBA and users as a single, clustered database image. The DBA’s tasks are not daunting or time consuming and don’t require highly specialized skills, thus managing a clustered database is no different from managing a non-clustered environment.

The tight integration between the HPE NonStop SQL database management system and the HPE NonStop Operating System enables absolute control over a concurrent mixed-workload environment, making the NonStop SQL database unique in effectively handling all types of workloads executing concurrently across a potentially very large cluster. HPE NonStop OS plays a critical role in allocating processor, disk, and I/O resources in an environment where competing priorities have to be dynamically monitored and processes deemed to be of the highest priority need to be given precedence. Additionally, many key NonStop SQL database operations take place at the operating system level, which in turn leads to increased efficiencies that have a positive impact on very large database (VLDB) and real-time database performance.

The ANSI SQL-compliant HPE NonStop SQL database can be accessed using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) 3.0 and Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Type 4 interfaces from Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms, and an on-platform JDBC Type 2 driver and Open System Services (OSS) ODBC/MX driver. There are more recent enhancements as well. The drivers and ODBC server provide a highly reliable, 24x7 available and scalable connectivity solution that is standards-compliant and engineered for high performance and throughput, and well integrated with HPE NonStop database servers.

Transaction management

To ensure database integrity, the HPE NonStop Operating System integrates closely with HPE NonStop Transaction Management Facility (NonStop TMF) software, which provides distributed two-phase commit protection for global database changes across all affected HPE NonStop systems.

HPE NonStop TMF software is designed to help protect a database from intentional or accidental damage. With NonStop TMF software, a failure in an application, system, or network component does not result in a corrupted database because of a partially completed database update. Before an update changes the database, an image of every affected record or row is captured in memory and written to an audit log. If any part of an update fails or is programmatically aborted, NonStop TMF software automatically backs out the change in its entirety, returning the database to its state just prior to the start of that change.

Disaster tolerance

HPE NonStop Remote Database Facility (NonStop RDF) software extends the HPE NonStop system’s legendary fault tolerance to disaster tolerance. By geographically dispersing HPE NonStop systems, NonStop RDF software allows critical applications to survive a total site failure without specialized programming.

Using the transaction log generated by HPE NonStop TMF software, database changes are instantaneously replicated to one or more target systems, no matter how many transactions per second your application generates. If a primary database becomes inaccessible for any reason, processing can continue using the backup database with minimal service disruption or data loss.

Simplified Management and Control:

With an eye toward improving TCO, HPE offers a comprehensive selection of manageability products and solutions that provide self-management capabilities that can be adapted to customer-specific environments. HPE NonStop is managed by HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM), NonStop Essentials, HPE IT Performance Suite and other enterprise (e.g., Tivoli, Netcool, Unicenter, Patrol, etc.) and open source management solutions (Nagios, etc.) in heterogeneous enterprise environments. NonStop manageability products can be categorized as follows.

  • HPE SIM-related products—HPE Insight Control for NonStop includes HPE SIM, HPE Insight Control Power Management, and NonStop Software Essentials. These products work together to provide an HPE SIM-based single-pane-of-glass management environment for customers. Additional SIM-related products include NonStop Cluster Essentials, NonStop Performance Essentials, NonStop I/O Essentials, and HPE Insight Remote Support Advanced.
  • HPE IT Performance Suite—Products for IT strategy, planning and governance, application lifecycle management, IT operations, security intelligence, information management, and business analytics.
  • Serviceability products—Onboard Administrator (OA), Integrated Lights-Out (iLO), Open System Management (OSM).
  • HPE Web ViewPoint-based products—Web ViewPoint, Pocket ViewPoint, Pathway plug-in, ASAP plug-in, Storage Analyzer plug-in, Event Analyzer plug-in.
  • Performance Management Bundle—Measure, Guardian Performance Analyzer (GPA), ViewSys, NonStop Performance Data Collector (PDC), Open Database, Data Browser, NonStop Performance Reporter (NPR), Disk Prospector (DiskPro), System Performance Analyzer (SPA), Pathway View.
  • Other manageability products—ASAP, RPM, TimeSync Reload Analyzer (TRA) Enform Optimizer, TCM, Nagios.

HPE NonStop Essentials

HPE NonStop Essentials plug-ins provide integration between HPE Systems Insight Manager and HPE NonStop. HPE NonStop Cluster Essentials provides the management solution for both homogeneous clusters of HPE NonStop systems and heterogeneous clusters of NonStop and Linux systems. It provides integrated solutions for health monitoring, alert monitoring, event monitoring, integrated provisioning, virtualized configuration and control, unified account management, and software consistency checks.

HPE NonStop Performance Essentials seamlessly integrates with HPE NonStop Cluster Essentials to provide real-time, as well as trend-monitoring, solutions for both homogeneous clusters of HPE NonStop systems and heterogeneous clusters of NonStop and Linux systems.

NonStop I/O Essentials provides the management solution for managing the I/O subsystem of HPE NonStop systems—reducing training costs and operator-induced errors.

NonStop Software Essentials is a software installation and management tool for all NonStop systems. It modernizes NonStop software management and is an HPE SIM plug-in that assists in planning, configuring, and installing HPE, third-party, and customer-developed NonStop software packages.

HPE IT Performance Suite

HPE IT Performance Suite is an open, modular platform designed to enable integrated continuous lifecycle management that automates and optimizes planning, delivery, deployment, performance, availability, and security. It simplifies operation with a complete self-service environment that provisions and configures IaaS from public or private clouds and your middleware and applications stack.

HPE IT Performance Suite provides information lifecycle management solutions to help manage all information—structured and unstructured—and unified security layers that integrate with operations monitoring, executive views, and automated response to threats for complete security.

HPE NonStop is supported in key HPE IT Performance Suite products such as Application Lifecycle Management 11, ArcSight ESM, ArcSight Logger, Business Process Insight (BPI), Discovery and Dependency Mapping Advanced Addition (DDMA), Fortify Source Code Analyzer (SCA), Fortify Real-Time Analyzer (RTA), LoadRunner, Network Node Manager i (NNM), Operations Manager, Operations Manager i, Operations Orchestration (OO), Performance Center, Quality Center, Service Manager, SiteScope, Sprinter, Storage Essentials, TransactionVision (TV), and Universal CMDB (UCMDB).

Security:

In today’s interconnected world, companies across all industries need to demonstrate that they maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability—for both their customers’ data and their own. Additionally, overlapping standards and regulations continue to emerge all over the world.

This change in the business environment has made HPE NonStop customers even more aware of security needs for their individual businesses, and more demanding of sophisticated protection for their resources and data. HPE is meeting this demand by investing in new products and product enhancements that provide the security capabilities customers need.

On-platform

On-platform security is focused on reducing insider data theft and misuse by identifying users, controlling their access to sensitive data and system resources, and tracking their activities on the system.

HPE Safeguard security software provides flexible authentication, authorization, and audit services based on a subject/object access control model that allows enterprises to appropriately restrict authenticated users’ access to NonStop Guardian system resources. Optional XYGATE Access Control and XYGATE User Authentication products have been added to the HPE NonStop portfolio to extend Safeguard’s capabilities and enhance on-platform security.

Data in motion

Customers also need options for ensuring that sensitive data is protected when it is being moved. The HPE NonStop system includes HPE NonStop SSH and HPE NonStop SSL bundled with the HPE NonStop Operating System to deliver end-to-end communications security, strong authentication, and auditing for system administration, file transfer, and applications connectivity.

Data at rest

Optionally, HPE offers HPE NonStop Volume Level Encryption, a fully integrated encryption solution for data at rest on disk and tape media for HPE NonStop multi-core systems. In addition, integration with HPE Enterprise Secure Key Manager provides high-availability encryption key generation and retrieval, and storage of millions of encryption keys, while helping to meet PCI/DSS requirements for key management.

HPE ServicesServices:

HPE Pointnext

HPE Pointnext Services leverages our strength in infrastructure, partner ecosystems, and the end-to-end lifecycle experience, to accelerate powerful, scalable IT solutions to provide you the assistance for faster time to value. HPE Pointnext Services provides a comprehensive portfolio including Advisory and Transformational, Professional, and Operational Services to help accelerate your digital transformation.

Operational Services

  • HPE Datacenter Care: HPE’s most comprehensive support solution tailored to meet your specific data center support requirements. It offers a wide choice of proactive and reactive service levels to cover requirements ranging from the most basic to the most business-critical environments. HPE Datacenter Care Service is designed to scale to any size and type of data center environment while providing a single point of contact for all your support needs for HPE as well as selected multivendor products.
  • HPE Critical Service: High-performance reactive and proactive support designed to minimize downtime. It offers an assigned support team, which includes an account support manager (ASM). This service offers access to the HPE Global NonStop Solution Center, 24x7 hardware and software support, six-hour call-to-repair commitment, enhanced parts inventory, and accelerated escalation management.
  • HPE Proactive Care: Provides proactive and reactive support delivered under the direction of an ASM. It offers 24x7 hardware support with four-hour on-site response, 24x7 software support with a two-hour response, and flexible call submittal.
  • HPE Foundation Care: Support for HPE servers, storage, networking hardware, and software to meet your availability requirements with a variety of coverage levels and response times.

Advisory and Transformation Services

Advisory and Transformation Services—HPE Pointnext Services designs the transformation and builds a road map tuned to your unique challenges including hybrid cloud, Workload and Application Migration, Big Data, and the edge. Hewlett Packard Enterprise leverages proven architectures and blueprints, as well as integrates with partner products and solutions. We also engage the Professional and Operational Services teams as needed.

Professional Services

Professional Services—HPE Pointnext Services creates and integrates configurations that get the most out of software and hardware, and works with your preferred technologies to deliver the optimal solution. Services provided by the HPE Pointnext Services team, certified channel partners, or specialist delivery partners include installation and deployment services, mission-critical and technical services, and education services.

Documentation:

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