Home 2024 Gravic, Inc. is Celebrating its 45th Anniversary in 2024 — What a Milestone!

Gravic, Inc. is Celebrating its 45th Anniversary in 2024 — What a Milestone!

by Gravic, Inc.
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Dr. Bruce Holenstein, President and CEO, and Paul J. Holenstein, EVP and Chief Technologist, formed our first company, Compucon Services Corp., soon after Tandem started, and we are celebrating our 45th year working in the HPE NonStop world. In 2001, we renamed our company “Gravic,” based on the word “gravity.” Gravic means “attraction to the core,” representing our core purpose of Improving Society Through Innovation®.

HPE Shadowbase is HPE’s strategic go-forward data replication solution:

  • In 2009, we won HP’s Outstanding Partner Award.
  • In 2011, we were named HP’s Enterprise Partner of the Year.
  • In 2019, we were honored to receive the HPE Momentum Technology Partner of the Year Award, for global acceleration of HPE Shadowbase sales.
  • In 2024, we celebrate our 10th year as an HPE Pricebook Partner.

The HPE Shadowbase software suite provides real-time data replication and integration solutions for mission critical applications. Designed for business continuity and data integration purposes, the suite ensures high availability, disaster recovery, data validation, and ransomware data resiliency across heterogeneous IT environments. We cater to a wide array of industries on a variety of platforms including HPE NonStop, Windows, Linux, AIX, Solaris, HP-UX, and more. Our customers’ industries include finance, stock exchanges, brokerages, banks, insurance, credit card companies, healthcare, government agencies, electrical utilities, retail, transportation, and telecommunications.

Our customers and partners are of utmost importance to us! As we reflect on our past, present, and future, we want to thank you all for joining us on the incredible journey over these past 45 years. We look forward to many more years together and providing the quality solutions that you have come to expect. Contact us at any time to let us know how we are doing and what we can do to assist you with your business challenges.

We deeply appreciate your interest in and support of our solutions.

Thank you!

Gravic Featured in Cover Story and Podcast in The Connection March/April Issue!

Please watch our podcast or read our cover article, Gravic and HPE Shadowbase Software – Our Humble Roots. Paul J. Holenstein, Executive Vice President and Chief Technologist, and his son and colleague, Paden Holenstein, Business Development and Marketing Coordinator, interview each other on a variety of topics, including:

  • Paul’s career history
  • The history of Gravic
  • Paul’s predictions for the next decade at Gravic
  • Paden’s career history
  • Paden’s hopes for Gravic’s future
  • Gravic’s partnership with the HPE Nonstop community

We hope that you have as much fun watching or reading this article as we did in creating it!

Gravic Presented on HPE Shadowbase Digital Resilience at eGTUG and OZTUG

Digital Resilience and Ransomware Recovery a Highlight at eGTUG

Digital Resilience and Ransomware were a major focus at this year’s premier European NonStop event, eGTUG 2024, held in April in Berlin. There was a lot of energy at the conference with nearly 200 customers, partners, and HPE team members coming together to get the latest information on the NonStop platform and to learn about new developments in a wide range of solution areas. HPE NonStop EMEA General Manager, Neil Davis, had nearly his entire team there to share knowledge, assist customers, and work with solution partners. Adding to the excitement and interest, the HPE NonStop leadership team showed up in force (including Casey Taylor, Ian Inglis, Arun Fernandes, Arun Kumar, Franz Koenig, and Prashanth Kamath) and was deeply engaged at all levels throughout the conference.

As mentioned, Digital Resilience was on everyone’s mind. New regulations, like DORA in the EU, and increasing threats from Ransomware and other types of cyber-attacks are driving NonStop customer interest in this new solution area. Graham Rogers, HPE NonStop Solution Architect, led a standing-room only session describing the HPE Digital Resilience Framework (which is based on NIST) and the DORA regulation. In the next session, Prashanth Kamath, HPE NonStop Senior Worldwide Product Manager, went deeper and described how HPE enables customers to implement an effective Digital Resiliency solution for their HPE NonStop environment and comply with regulations, such as DORA. Later sessions from HPE partners Gravic, XYPRO, ETI-NET, and 4Tech each delved deeper into specific areas of the framework where their respective solutions fit.

HPE Shadowbase Digital Resilience and Ransomware Recovery

HPE Shadowbase solutions are data-centric so, naturally, data protection and Ransomware data recovery was the focus of the Gravic session on Digital Resilience, presented by Ken Scudder, VP Global Sales and Business Development. Gravic discussed new high availability concepts and emerging resilient recovery architectures. We discussed how HPE Shadowbase software supports Ransomware recovery requirements like air-gapped systems, bare-metal recovery, and data validation to enable rapid data recovery with transactional consistency to a trusted state. It was a great session with a lot of interaction with customers, HPE technologists, and other partners.

HPE Shadowbase: New Innovation and Recent Customer Projects

Of course, HPE Shadowbase solutions cover more than Digital Resilience, and Gravic joined with partners TCM Solutions and CSX Software to discuss innovation and recent projects in data replication, data integration, and data validation. Rick Stather, TCM Solutions Senior Consultant, reviewed a recent project at a European bank, which upgraded from RDF to HPE Shadowbase data replication and achieved a 75% reduction in failover recovery time for its BASE24™ payments environment. Anke Mailaender, CSX Software’s Head of NonStop Services, described an ongoing, large data migration project using HPE Shadowbase Zero Downtime Migration at a major European transportation industry customer. Both Rick and Anke shared firsthand insights and knowledge on how HPE Shadowbase software is helping customers achieve success. Gravic also presented on exciting new HPE Shadowbase product innovation, including: Zero Data Loss synchronous replication, high-speed Cloud Integration, and heterogeneous database comparisons.

All in all, eGTUG 2024 was a resounding success. The eGTUG team, led by Werner Alexi, hosted a well-run, first-class event with an exciting, content-rich agenda. And, of course, Berlin is an incredible city and the weather was absolutely perfect for everyone to sightsee and enjoy the springtime environment. Thank you and well done to everyone!

multicolor banner for OZTUG Nonstop Technology Summit 2024HPE Shadowbase Solutions Maximize Digital Resilience

Last month, the Gravic team traveled to Sydney and Melbourne to present, HPE Shadowbase Solutions: Maximize NonStop Digital Resilience with Data Replication, Integration, and Validation. In this session, they discussed how HPE Shadowbase solutions can help maximize Digital Resilience and address business needs like Cloud Integration, Streaming Data, Analytics, and Virtualization. They also reviewed the HPE Digital Resilience Framework and new product innovation, including Data Recovery for Cybersecurity (e.g., Ransomware recovery) and Zero Data Loss synchronous replication.

XYPRO, 4Techsoftware, and ETI-NET also presented on the HPE Framework, each highlighting how its solutions fit in the Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover phases. Peter Ow,HPE Solution Architect, presented Enhancing Digital Resilience for Your NonStop System, and highlighted how HPE Shadowbase software helps fulfill the Protect, Detect, and Recover requirements.

Sydney Event

The community welcomed Casey Taylor, Vice President and General Manager of HPE NonStop. Casey presented the Keynote, closing with “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, NonStop. The Sydney event closed with an HPE and Partner toast and dinner welcoming Casey Taylor into the HPE NonStop community. We greatly appreciated getting to know Casey and look forward to the impact she will have in the NonStop community.

OZTUG Dinner

Melbourne Event

Nelson Wong, HPE Senior Consultant, presented NonStop Around Asia including an HPE Shadowbase Triple Active/Active Case Study discussing how HPE Shadowbase Continuous Availability ensured that an entire system outage was completely unknown to the end users (including an Executive Leader of a local country at an important access control point, which was flooded with visitors during the Chinese New Year).
Both venues offered breathtaking views and good opportunities for conversation. It is truly beautiful and satisfying to experience people from various companies, countries, and cultures meet and put their heads together in sharing ideas, questioning concepts, and providing updates on what is happening in the HPE NonStop world.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise globally sells and supports Shadowbase solutions under the name HPE Shadowbase. For more information, please contact your local HPE Shadowbase representative or visit our website. For additional information, please view our Shadowbase solution videos: https://vimeo.com/shadowbasesoftware, or follow us on LinkedIn and X.

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