HPE NonStop Review

It's very adaptable to modern systems with message-based/queue-based architecture, although it could use more and continued modernization.

What is most valuable?

  • Fault tolerance 
  • 99.9999999% up-time

How has it helped my organization?

Very adaptable to modern systems with message-based/queue-based architecture.

What needs improvement?

More and continued modernization.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for over 30 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is the standard for reliability and fault-resilience.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is the standard for scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

The NonStop Support Center is very good, with an occasional bump in the road.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

  • IBM mainframes
  • Bull mainframes 
  • Unisys mainframes

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward, with detailed installation manuals.

What about the implementation team?

It was done in-house. I would advise you  to have two or three dry runs at implementation, documenting everything.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would recommend you to perform very firm price negotiations. Also, get the best price point and buy-in from C-level execs ASAP.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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