HPE NonStop Overview

What is HPE NonStop?
When availability matters, the new HPE Integrity NonStop X enables you to stay ahead of your competition by mitigating the risk of downtime and effortlessly meeting your business processing, OLTP, and database requirements all with an industry-standard x86 architecture. HPE brings you an unparalleled portfolio of HPE Integrity NonStop systems the NonStop i family and the NonStop X family. These systems deliver the highest level of availability for the most-demanding, high-value workloads and customer-facing applications.

HPE NonStop is also known as HP NonStop.

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Senior Technical Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
MSP
Provides system availability and fault-tolerance. I would like see the ability to port other applications in a plug-and-play manner.
NonStop System Engineer & Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Vendor
Availability is important since we are a 24/7 shop.

What other advice do I have?

If you have a 24/7 shop and availability is what you are looking for, then buy HPE NonStop.
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HP NonStop Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Scalability is important because when the system load increases we want to be able to add power without downtime.
Senior HP Nonstop System Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Fault tolerance is the heart of the product, which I scale by turning on CPU cores.

What other advice do I have?

Implement it. You will never regret it. However, if you are not looking for mission critical, fault tolerant machines; and you don’t care about your downtime, or the hidden expense that you might incur, then maybe it’s not for you.
Enterprise Architect at Equens SE, European payment processor
Consultant
They're innovative, proprietary servers with a strategic position in the marketplace. We're still going to phase them out.

What other advice do I have?

I would never advise someone to buy or to implement the new NonStop because it's hard to find skilled people.
Payments Systems lead engineer (remote) at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Valuable features include fault-tolerant transaction processing and reliability.

What other advice do I have?

If you are contemplating a fault-tolerant, high uptime transaction processing machine with above normal transactions volumes - to act as a transaction server with infrequent changes to code - and you simply must have bulletproof performance - this might be the ticket. And if it is, spend a little time checking into the flavors: original Guardian OS, or the Unix OSS. Primarily languages used are TAL, C, and, yes, Cobol.
Global Infrastructure Designer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Vendor
The most valuable features for us are the security, availability, and hardware support.

Valuable Features

The most valuable features for us are the security, availability, and hardware support.

Improvements to My Organization

Because we're able to get immediate support, this prevents downtime and directly impacts cost savings.

Room for Improvement

The hardware fails often, and I feel that HP really needs to pay more attention to this issue. We've talked to them about it.

Use of Solution

We've been using it since 2000.

Deployment Issues

We've had no deployment problems.

Stability Issues

It's quite a stable solution.

Scalability Issues

It scales to our needs.

Customer Service and Technical Support

The level of technical support depends on how helpful the first level is. Sometimes they understand our problems pretty well and escalate immediately…
CIO/CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
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 …
HP NonStop Developer/Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
I was able to double the capacity for a banking client because of the solution's linear expandability and upward software compatibility, although hardware speed could use some increase.

What other advice do I have?

HP NonStop hardware previously known as Tandem NonStop with the Guardian NonStop Operating System. Hardware and Operating System are being used together to provide "NonStop" operations with protection against single failure of a hardware or software component. On earlier systems, CPU power and system memory was paired on a single board, but in the newer now-a-days systems all can be configured within normal limits. Essentialy it is a propriety solution, although also a Unix variant operating system is available that runs in parallel with Guardian. It is a nearly perfect product, although it…
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