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 companies miss their SLAs. This can result in
fines or other penalties. Chances are slim that with the hundreds of Java
applications that our companies have running at the same time that the IT
group will be able to monitor each of these applications and predict when
there will be a problem. User... (more)
Routines — we all depend on them. When we don’t, not much gets
accomplished. The same can be said of IT. If we don’t establish certain
protocols, routines if you will, applications run amok. Business processes
are interrupted and the business fails to accomplish its goals.
So what makes application performance monitoring (APM) such an important
solution for keeping a business flowing smoothly, growing profits, letting
everyone go about their normal routines without interruption?
When the right application performance management system is doing its job
behind the scenes, there a... (more)
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)
Sitting in traffic the other day reminded me of a stock trading company that
gets millions of system alerts a day. Millions!!! Do they all need
attention? Only some? How can you know without viewing them all? There
is no way to personally handle such an enormous amount of alerts. To have
someone sit and look through millions of messages a day and determine how
critical the alert is or the validity of the alert is just impossible.
Then, a car went by in the Carpool Lane.
It occurred to me, that a business system is much like the carpool lane.
The carpool lane allows vehicle... (more)
Recently, BMC one of the “big four” software firms was acquired by a
group of investors led by Bain Capital. This is good news for Bain as they
generally make a lot of money from their purchases before they divest what is
unprofitable and milk whatever they can from those stuck with one of their
products. But, is it good news for you?
I doubt it. The acquisition by a private equity firm is unlikely to be a
permanent state. It could lead to a company breakup with the parts auctioned
off to separate owners. But, it’s more likely that Bain intends to
In the real es... (more)