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There aren’t many businesses today that don’t have a .NET Framework stack somewhere in the background. The interoperability .NET is supposed to provide, its Common Language Runtime (CLR) engine, language independence, simplified deployment, security and portability have all made .NET a logical choice for Window’s based systems. With all the applications .NET allows you to create—from customer relationship management and product inventory applications to websites and cloud partnerships, to name just a few, you can’t afford for your .NET applications to go down. It could cost millions in lost revenue directly through lost orders or sales, and indirectly through lost consumer confidence. That’s why a nothin’ but .NET mentality could get you in trouble. .NET Framework issues occur at any stage from installation to migration. And they can take a lot of time and frustra... (more)

You’ve Got to See It to Believe It

Is it a bird? Well no, but you can tweet about it. Is it a plane? No, but it does go on AutoPilot. Is it Superman? No. But it has super powers that allow organizations to get their business-critical applications running with the highest performance. It’s Nastel’s AutoPilot M6, an application performance management solution, providing enterprises a powerful mechanism for managing the performance of complex composite applications and their transactions. And the award-winning Nastel AutoPilot On-Demand for WebSphere MQ, a solution for self-service access to visibility and diagnostics... (more)

Are You Riding the Java Performance Rollercoaster?

We all wish we could predict the future.  It would be wonderful to tell when a stock was going to go up before it did.  Unfortunately, most of us are not psychic.  In order to be successful in the stock market, you need to be lucky or spend a lot of time analyzing the behavior of the stocks.  Wouldn’t it be valuable if you were able to predict the up and down performance behavior of your Java applications and make adjustments to avoid unfavorable impacts on your company?  We find that one of the biggest impacts of not being able to predict application behavior, is that companie... (more)

Are You in Good Hands or Are You Dealing with Mayhem?

All of us have to deal with an insurance company for one reason or another.  Pretty much every person in the USA is insured.  Each insurance agent has thousands of insured customers and each insurance company has thousands of insurance agents.  That amounts to a lot of people and a lot of policies to keep track of and provide outstanding service to.  Why outstanding service?  With so many insurance companies, if your company does not give outstanding service, it is very easy for your customer to go somewhere else.  With our distressed economy, customer loss is not an optimum res... (more)

APM Technology Needs to Provide More Joy By @Nastel | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

APM Technology Needs to Provide More Joy By Cameron Haight So, I've been at my new role for about a month now and I'd like to share with you some observations that I've made with respect to the APM marketplace. In my conversations with many of the leading APM providers, I've seen some improvements in product integration, scale and in some cases, usability, since my earlier foray into this market several years ago. There is some new thinking about the need to support a broader range of users and environments. And in a few cases, some new pricing approaches are being introduced tha... (more)