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HPE NonStop family of systems

In a world that never stops, many enterprises absolutely can’t afford to be unavailable—for any reason. That’s where the unique value of HPE NonStop comes in, with fully integrated, fault‑tolerant systems delivering the highest availability, massive scalability, and operational efficiency. And, now offering the flexibility and choice of an unparalleled family of systems. HPE NonStop for industries that never stop.

  • Engineered for the highest availability level

    In this mission-critical environment, business processing, online transaction processing (OLTP), and enterprise databases are the most-critical workloads to ongoing success—and are driving the need for workload-optimized, proven technology that can deliver continuous business and lower risk.

    When availability matters, it’s time for a new compute approach.

     

    HPE NonStop is designed specifically for the very highest availability level. According to the IDC Availability Level 4 definition,  1 that means business processes continue as before.

     

    “AL4 defines true fault tolerance, enabling continuous data processing, even in the event of the failure of one hardware or software component. The end user experiences no perceived interruption based on the use of fault-tolerant servers. In this level, the combination of multiple hardware and software components allow a near‑instantaneous failover to alternate resources so that business processing continues as before without interruption.”  2

  • AL4 defines fully fault-tolerant servers

    AL4 systems mean no interruption of work, no transactions lost, and no degradation in performance. For more than four decades, the HPE NonStop architecture remains the ideal choice when there’s a need for the highest level of availability and reliability—in compute environments that require continuous business.

  • Fully virtualized integrated stack

    The HPE NonStop technology delivers true business resiliency with a highly integrated stack of hardware, software, database, and application services—providing the foundation that HPE NonStop mission-critical customers continue to rely on.

    • Continuous availability—delivering instant, continuous access to secure, accurate data
    • Extremely low TCO—reducing operating costs, and gaining on loss of downtime
    • Real-time database—handling high-volume transaction processing and data warehouse environments
    • Data integrity—ensuring transaction integrity and reliable handling of data
    • Massive scalability—enabling near-linear scaling without degradation
    • Standard and modern—leveraging the economies of standards-based, modular computing, and modern software development environments
    • End-to-end security—providing sophisticated protection of resources and data

     

    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 (currently for the HPE NonStop X NS7) 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. These capabilities enable an environment that pools and optimizes all resources at the application level. Processing capacity, storage, and network resources are shared transparently to the end user.

     

    The proven reliability, and virtually unlimited scalability of HPE NonStop is enabled by the NonStop operating system, which combines the scalability of shared-nothing, massively parallel processing with industry-leading application availability, uncompromising data integrity, and support for key industry standard application programming interfaces (APIs) and services. It is this tightly integrated hardware and software architecture, combining hardware fault tolerance and software process-pair fault tolerance that delivers the very highest availability level.

  • Architectural choice without compromise

    For decades, enterprises have trusted NonStop systems to power mission-critical 24x7 solutions, recognizing the distinct advantages of unmatched continuous availability and scalability.

    And now, HPE is offering the flexibility and choice of an unparalleled portfolio of HPE NonStop fault-tolerant systems for high-value business workloads and customer-facing applications—each with the same NonStop fundamentals.

     

    Extending the HPE NonStop brand

    The HPE NonStop product family of factory-integrated, fully tested, and verified hardware and software systems can be deployed on the Intel® Xeon® processors of the current HPE NonStop X platform, also commonly referred to as the NonStop converged systems. 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 (vNS) 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.

     

    The addition of Virtualized NonStop provides current NonStop customers with the flexibility to confidently make continued investments in their current NonStop infrastructure, with an option to move to a software defined, private cloud environment whenever they are ready. 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.

  • HPE NonStop X system at-a-glance

    Ultra-robust systems that deliver 24x7 continuous availability, unrivaled data integrity, and the capacity to handle the most-demanding processing-intensive workloads.

    HPE NonStop NS4 X4 and NonStop NS8 X4 are the latest systems launched by HPE in February 2021, evolving the NonStop architecture from blade-systems to a rack-mounted CPU architecture, with a new system interconnect.

     

     

 

HPE NonStop NS4 system

Entry-class system for smaller enterprise businesses and emerging markets as well as distributed computing and test/development environments

HPE NonStop NS8 system

Virtually unlimited scalability with high-level performance based on the x86 architecture with InfiniBand as the system interconnect

NonStop CPUs per system

Minimum: 2

Maximum: 4

Minimum: 2

Maximum: 8

Software licensing

Core licensing:

1 or 2-core software license

Core licensing:

2, 4, or 6-core software license

RAM

Per CPU:

  • Minimum 32 GB
  • Maximum 64 GB

Per system:

  • Maximum 256 GB

Per CPU:

  • Minimum 64 GB
  • Maximum 256 GB

Per system:

  • Maximum 2.0 TB for an 8 CPU NonStop system

Memory type

HPE DDR4 memory

HPE DDR4 memory

NonStop OS

L-series (L20.10 or later)

L-series (L20.10 or later)

System interconnect

InfiniBand

InfiniBand

Clustering

Expand-over-IP

Expand-over-IP

I/O controllers (maximum number of CLIMs)

8

8

 

Network controller

Designed for 5 x 1GbE ports per network controller. A network controller can be an HPE NonStop entry-class IP or Telco CLIM. The NS4 is designed for up to four IP or Telco CLIMs.

Designed for 4 x 10GbE and 1 x 1GbE ports per network controller. A network controller can be an HPE NonStop IP or Telco CLIM. The HPE NonStop NS8 X4 system is designed for up to 56 CLIMs (a combination of Storage, IP, and Telco CLIMs). A minimum of two IP or Telco CLIMs are required.

Drivetype

SAS SFF (2.5 in.) Solid State Drive (SSD), SAS SFF (2.5 in.) Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Enterprise storage system (ESS) with HPE XP8 Storage Array.

SAS SFF (2.5 in.) Solid State Drive (SSD), SAS SFF (2.5 in.) Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Enterprise storage system (ESS) with HPE XP8 Storage Array.

Drive description

Designed for up to 25 SAS SFF drives per enclosure and up to 100 drives per system. The drive enclosures connect to storage controllers referred to as HPE NonStop entry-class Storage CLIMs. The NS4 is designed for up to four Storage CLIMs.

Designed for up to 25 SAS SFF drives per enclosure and up to 2,700 drives per system. The drive enclosures connect to storage controllers referred to as HPE NonStop Storage CLIMs. The HPE NonStop NS8 X4 system is designed for up to 56 CLIMs (a combination of Storage, IP, and Telco CLIMs). A minimum of two Storage CLIMs is required.

Table 1. NonStop systems powered by Intel Xeon processors

 

HPE NonStop X NS3 and NS7 systems

The NS3 and NS7 systems will go end of sale (EOS) on 31 October 2021. Key add-on components (e.g., CPUs, memory, CLIMs) will continue to be sold for a limited period of time after system EOS date. HPE plans to offer support for these products for a minimum of five years after the published last sale dates of these products. HPE software products and their licensing requirements continue while hardware components approach and pass their respective EOS dates.

 

 

HPE NonStop X NS3 system

Entry-class system for smaller-enterprise businesses and emerging markets as well as distributed computing and test/development environments

HPE NonStop X NS7 system

Virtually unlimited scalability with high-level performance based on the x86 architecture with InfiniBand as the system interconnect

NonStop CPUs per system

Minimum: 2

Maximum: 4

Minimum: 2

Maximum: 16

Software licensing

Core licensing:

1 or 2-core software license

Core licensing:

2, 4, or 6-core software license

RAM

Per CPU:

  • Minimum 32 GB
  • Maximum 64 GB

 

Per system:

  • Maximum 256 GB

 

Per CPU:

  • Minimum 64 GB
  • Maximum 192 GB (X1, X2), maximum 256 GB (X3)

 

Per system:

  • Maximum 3.0 TB (X1, X2), maximum 4.0 TB (X3)

NonStop OS

L-series

L-series

System interconnect

InfiniBand

InfiniBand

Clustering

Expand-over-IP

Expand-over-IP

NonStop X Cluster Solution

I/O controllers (maximum number of CLIMs)

8

56

Table 2. HPE NonStop X NS3 and NS7 systems
  • HPE Virtualized NonStop

    HPE Virtualized NonStop delivers NonStop software (O/S, database, clustering, security) managed in a VMware environment using HPE or third-party x86 servers.

    It reflects the continuing innovation and “always adapting” HPE NonStop solution portfolio to keep customers at forefront of technology to fulfill business objectives as needs change. HPE vNs allows customers to host NonStop solutions within their enterprise’s software-defined data center (SDDC), virtualized and managed through VMware vRealize® Orchestrator™. Virtualized NonStop systems can be deployed on infrastructure as a service (IaaS) built using industry standard servers, storage, and networking products from your choice of vendors. The full suite of NonStop X software products runs on vNS. Applications built for the NonStop X (TNS/X) architecture need no modifications or recompilation to run on Virtualized NonStop, and hence offers great compatibility and easy, flexible movement between architectures, depending on where you want to place your NonStop workload.

Specification

 

Supported virtualization and cloud technologies

VMware vSphere® 6.5 and 6.7

Compute nodes

Intel® x86-64 (Intel Xeon) processor-based servers

Connectivity fabric for NonStop VMs

RoCE

Supported hypervisors

VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and 6.7

Table 3. Technical specifications—IaaS <note>6-core licensed HPE NonStop NS8 X4 system compared to an HPE Integrity NonStop i BladeSystem NB56000c licensed at 4-cores, HPE Internal testing, August 2020 </note>

Specification

HPE Virtualized NonStop (high-end)

HPE Virtualized NonStop (entry-class)

Number of cores

2, 4, and 6

1

Allowed CPUs

2 to 16 (even count only)

2 or 4

Memory per CPU

64 GB to 192 GB in 1 GB increments

32 GB to 64 GB in 1 GB increments

Number of IP/Telco vCLIMs supported

2 to 54 (total of IP/Telco and storage vCLIMs <= 56)

2 to 4

Allowed cores per IP/Telco vCLIM

8 (default), 4 (user option)

8 (default), 4 (user option)

Number of storage vCLIMs supported

2 to 54 (total of IP/Telco and storage vCLIMs <= 56)

2 to 4

Number of storage vCLIMs supported

8 (default), 4 (user option)

8 (default), 4 (user option)

Support for RoCE clustering

Yes

No

Licensing methodology

vCore

vCore

Table 4. Technical specifications—HPE Virtualized NonStop system configuration
  • HPE NonStop Systems: engineered for fault tolerance

    The entire family of NonStop systems being sold today run the HPE NonStop OS L-Series are 100% fault-tolerant while delivering high level of availability, massive scalability, data integrity, and a low total cost of ownership (TCO).

    The NS4 X4 and NS8 X4 systems are architected with rack-mounted CPUs coupled together with an industry-standard InfiniBand as the system interconnect for extreme scalability, fabric flexibility, high throughput, and low latency.

     

    Massive scale out capacity to grow and flex with your business needs with the HPE NonStop NS8 X4

    The HPE NonStop NS8 X4 system can scale out to match growing business demands, with the capacity to handle processing-intensive workloads. Starting with as few as two NonStop CPUs, a single HPE NonStop NS8 node can grow up to eight NonStop CPUs.

     

    The HPE NonStop NS8 X4 system offers 2-, 4-, or 6-core software licensing options. When licensed at the 6-core option, the HPE NonStop NS8 X4 provides almost three times the performance capacity of the HPE Integrity NonStop BladeSystem NB56000c licensed at its maximum 4-core option.  3

     

    With HPE NonStop’s Dynamic Capacity licensing, you can temporarily increase your compute capacity by an additional 2-cores per NonStop CPU. When you no longer need the additional capacity, you simply return the system licensing to its original state. These changes can be done completely online.

     

    A single HPE NonStop NS8 X4 node can support up to 2 TB of main memory (RAM). With NonStop Expand-over-IP, the HPE NonStop NS8 can be networked with up to 255 nodes. This represents an impressive scale out factor up to 2,040 CPUs and more than 12,000 cores—supported by up to ~510 TB of memory.

     

    Flexible capacity in an entry-class system with capacity to grow with your business needs

    The HPE NonStop NS4 X4 system can scale to match growing business demands, with the capacity to handle processing-intensive workloads. Available in a two NonStop CPU hardware bundle, the HPE NonStop NS4 system can be expanded up to four NonStop CPUs, each with 64 GB of memory (RAM).

     

    The HPE NonStop NS4 X4 offers 1- or 2-core software licensing options, providing customers with additional choices when planning for future growth. A customer can start with a 1-core software license and easily move to a 2-core with a onetime bump in performance capacity on a running system.

     

    A single HPE NonStop NS4 system (node) can support up to 256 GB of main memory (RAM). With NonStop Expand-over-IP, the NonStop NS4 can be networked with up to 255 nodes. This represents an impressive scale out factor of more than 1,000 CPUs and more than 2,000 cores—supported by ~64 TB of memory.

  • HPE NonStop software

    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 are delivered to customers as a fully tested and verified hardware and software solution 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.

     

    The 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 use 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 available, as are Java and Java-related frameworks. The 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.

     

    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.  4
    • 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 databases 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).

  • HPE NonStop Cluster Solutions

    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 NS7 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 local and wide area networks.

     

    • Up to 255 NonStop systems (nodes), with up to 4,080 NonStop CPUs either co-located or geographically distributed for disaster tolerance.
  • 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 Integrity NonStop i systems at-a-glance: legacy solutions

    Ultra-robust systems that deliver 24x7 continuous availability, unrivaled data integrity, and the capacity to handle the most-demanding processing-intensive workloads.

    With the end of life of Itanium® processors from Intel, these systems are discontinued and are no more offered for sale. Specifically, the NS2300 and NS2400 systems are EOS since 31 October 2019. The NB56000c and NB56000c-cg systems are EOS. As the various products reach their EOS dates, these transitions will be reflected in an updated Hardware Products Maintenance List (HPML).

 

HPE Integrity NonStop i NS2300 system

Entry-class, cost-effective commercial system for small businesses and emerging markets

HPE Integrity NonStop i NS2400 system

Excellent price-performance solution with Telco industry choices for small to mid-size enterprises

HPE Integrity NonStop i BladeSystem NB56000c system

Virtually unlimited scalability with high-level performance for enterprise workloads

NonStop CPUs per system

Minimum: 2

Maximum: 4

Minimum: 2

Maximum: 4

Minimum: 2

Maximum: 16

Software licensing

1-core fixed software license

2-core fixed software license

Core licensing, 2 or 4-core software license

RAM

Per CPU:

  • Minimum 16 GB
  • Maximum 48 GB

 

Per system:

  • Maximum 192 GB

 

Per CPU:

  • Minimum 16 GB
  • Maximum 48 GB

 

Per system:

  • Maximum 192 GB

Per CPU:

  • Minimum 16 GB
  • Maximum 96 GB

 

Per system:

  • Maximum 1.5 TB

NonStop OS

J-series

J-series

J-series

System interconnect

ServerNet

ServerNet

ServerNet

Clustering

Expand-over-IP

Expand-over-IP

Expand-over-IP,

NonStop BladeCluster Solution

I/O controllers (maximum number of CLIMs)

6

6

48

Telco industry hardware choices

N/A

-48V DC

Seismic rack

-48V DC

Seismic rack

NEBS Level 3 Certified

NonStop i powered by Intel Itanium 9500 series processors
  • Vertical applications

    Many industries, such as financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, and healthcare are leading the way in delivering a continuous business environment—and HPE NonStop is there at the heart of their business.

    • Processing over €800 trillion in securities and derivatives trades per year  5
    • Processing billions of transactions via Card/ATM/POS channels for leading FSIs
    • Servicing over 600+ million subscribers in advanced Telco network applications such as Home Location Register (HLR), Home Subscriber Server (HSS), and other applications
    • Powering mission-critical applications at the leading global manufacturers
    • Supporting several of the world’s leading medical institutions

     

    As the de facto platform for card processing and electronic funds transfer (EFT) in the financial services industry, HPE NonStop can quickly scale resources for real-time, high‑volume transactions. Global financial services leaders have improved bottom-line results from the comprehensive HPE portfolio of technology-based and services-led solutions, including applications from HPE partners such as ACI Worldwide, AJB, BPC, ECS, FIS, Lusis, MVI Technologies, and OmniPayments.

  • HPE Pointnext Services

    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), technical account manager (TAM), and hardware specialist. 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 24: Provides an integrated hardware and software support solution that combines technical assistance with proactive account services to improve the stability, availability, and operation effectiveness of your IT environment. Delivered under the direction of an ASM, and offers 24x7 support with four-hour on-site hardware response.

     

    HPE Support Plus 24: Support for HPE NonStop servers combines high-quality remote software service and reactive on-site hardware support. Offering 24x7 support with four‑hour on-site hardware response, with two-hour response from the HPE Global NonStop Solution Center on software issues.

     

    HPE Basic: Support for HPE NonStop servers combines high-quality remote software service and on-site hardware support. Offering 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M–F excluding HPE holidays next business day response hardware support with two-hour response from the HPE Global NonStop Solution Center on software issues

     

    Advisory and Professional Services: In today’s fast-paced hybrid cloud world, being at business speed means overcoming IT complexity to match the speed of actions to the speed of opportunities. Deploy the right technology to respond quickly to market possibilities. Let HPE Pointnext Services help accelerate your business transformation and simplify your IT journey. HPE Pointnext Services designs the transformation and builds a road map tuned to your unique challenges including Hybrid IT, 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.

     

    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.

  • The platform for continuous business

    If you require support for high volumes of online transactions, continuous access to information, and rational infrastructure and operational costs, HPE NonStop can help you address these critical enterprise business issues.

    • The confidence that your business will be continuously on
    • The agility to quickly respond to ever-changing market and IT demands
    • The ability to implement new business processes and keep pace with new initiatives
    • The elimination of complexity and cost
    • The protection of data and resources

     

    The HPE NonStop platform offers so much that is new, and continues to provide the highest levels of availability and near-linear scalability of any server in today’s marketplace—with hardware, operating system, database, software, and applications packaged as part of a well‑integrated stack.

     

    For real-time processing of ATM or payment transactions, telecommunications service, follow-the-sun access to operational data, or on-demand health information, you can trust it will be available.

Learn more at

hpe.com/info/nonstop

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  • 1 “Worldwide AL4 Server Market Shares, 2019: Fault Tolerant Systems Become Digital Transformation Platforms,” IDC, Doc # US46640020, July 2020 
  • 2 For a complete and up-to-date description of the IaaS requirements and how to deploy and manage on VMware, refer to the document “Hardware architecture guide for HPE Virtualized NonStop on VMware” available here
  • 3 Internal lab tests conducted by HPE NonStop Advanced Technology Center 
  • 4 NonStop with Euroclear case study 
  • 5 HPE Internal customer list, cross‑referenced with Nilson Report, 2020 
“Worldwide AL4 Server Market Shares, 2019: Fault Tolerant Systems Become Digital Transformation Platforms,” IDC, Doc # US46640020, July 2020 
For a complete and up-to-date description of the IaaS requirements and how to deploy and manage on VMware, refer to the document “Hardware architecture guide for HPE Virtualized NonStop on VMware” available here
Internal lab tests conducted by HPE NonStop Advanced Technology Center 
HPE Internal customer list, cross‑referenced with Nilson Report, 2020