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Charles Rich

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The second quarter has passed and with it Nastel has witnessed an exceptional period of growth over the first half of 2011. The growth not only is being seen in dollars and cents, but in personnel, products and customer wins. Some of you may read this and think of that old adage, “self-praise is no praise.” We prefer to think of Muhammad Ali’s famous quote, “It isn’t bragging if you can back it up.” And we can. Fact, over the same period a year ago, Nastel’s revenue has grown by 100 percent, and our sales team has grown by 500 percent. I’m proud of the Nastel team and the work they’ve done, turning this company into a leader in the Application Performance Monitoring space. Our work, both in terms of sales and product development, has been unparalleled. All this hard work has not gone without notice, and I’m not talking about the view from my desk here in the office,... (more)

Who Knew New APM Software Could Be This Sweet?

I remember watching my grandmother make “real” fudge from scratch in her kitchen when I was a kid. The recipe had five ingredients. Sugar, cocoa, milk, salt and cream of tartar. All she needed was one pan, heat and a candy thermometer. She also had to be extremely careful to ensure there weren’t any sugar crystals left inside the pan as the syrup began to boil. She couldn’t heat the pan too quickly or the milk would scorch. And she couldn’t stir the thick sugary syrup too soon or the batch would be ruined. Despite the simple ingredient list, making fudge involved many complicat... (more)

Nastel Receives More Recognition as a Leader in APM

It’s not often that we like to give ourselves a pat on the back, but when we feel it’s deserving, well then we do it. Therefore, Nastel was named a Bronze-level winner in the Best in Biz awards in the Enterprise Product of the Year category. The winners were announced this week. Nastel is honored to have been included among the many prestigious companies that also received high marks and praise, namely Scandisk, Hubspan, Pure Storage and Spigit, which all competed in Nastel’s category. This is a fantastic accomplishment for Nastel and further showcases our expertise in the appli... (more)

Is Your APM Solution Tricking or Treating You?

Performance! Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is promoted as the best way to keep all the applications that serve your business available and performing properly. Though when it comes to the main IT challenges your business faces, you may be wondering if all the talk isn’t just hype. TRAC research stated in a recent webinar that 63 percent of IT time is spent troubleshooting performance issues. Sixty-one percent say they want to identify performance issues before they affect end users, while 48 percent want to reduce their IT management costs and 42 percent of IT manager... (more)

What’s Behind an AutoPilot Anyhow?

“In the early days of aviation, aircraft required the continuous attention of a pilot in order to fly safely,” according to information taken from online flight manuals. “As aircraft range increased allowing flights of many hours, the constant attention led to serious fatigue.  To remediate this an autopilot is designed to perform some of the tasks of the pilot.” In the early days of business application development, applications required constant monitoring by the IT staff to ensure they executed properly, especially as new applications were introduced. As the number of applicat... (more)