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We have the opportunity today to speak with David Mavashev, founder and CEO of Nastel Technologies, on his view of the APM (Application Performance Management) market. David, do you think “APM” is a subject that’s clear for most IT professionals, or is there confusion in the marketplace? When market analysts talk about APM solution providers, they usually refer to the word “application” in general terms. They’re principally interested in the impact of IT resources on the performance of “business applications”, regardless of the nature of the application. Most of the vendors that play in the APM market have very little knowledge of specific vertical applications. They mostly specialize in monitoring application servers, such as Java EE and .Net. There are application management players with a strong domain expertise in specific vertical “business applications”. Tho... (more)

Nothin’ But .NET?

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 mill... (more)

Elasticity – Have You Overlooked Its Importance to APM?

When it comes to business, no one outside IT cares about how you deliver consistent, dependable service — as long as you do it…and do it inexpensively.  Customers want a no-pain, no-problem experience at the checkout stand or internet shopping cart. The business wants to prevent customer attrition and order fallout by keeping them happy.  They also need to be able  grow without the expansion revealing inadequacies in the IT enterprise. Application performance monitoring (APM) is a recognized solution for keeping the pain of growth to a minimum and for identifying problems before... (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)

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)