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Nastel will be back at IBM Impact 2014 in Las Vegas, in booth #510. Please stop by and say hello! Booth #510 at IBM Impact 2014 We will offer on-the-fly demos of the real-time application performance monitoring (APM) analytics and monitoring capabilities in the latest release of AutoPilot.  Stop by and see demonstrations of how we track and stitch message flows across Java, .NET, middleware and mainframe in topologies containing, WebSphere AS, MQ, MB, DataPower and mainframe. Our CTO, Albert Mavashev will be there to discuss your technical questions. Customer Case Study In addition we are sponsoring a customer case study, “How Technology is used at a Nastel Customer for Proactive Monitoring in a Private Cloud”. The session speaker is Karolyn Schalk, VP IT Infrastructure.  The session is #3321 and is scheduled for: Monday, April 28, 12:00 to 12:45 pm in room: Delfino ... (more)

No Fragile, “Cobbled” Solution Need Apply

The number of vendors vying for the application performance management space has exploded in the last year. Almost every vendor in the space comes to it from a specific strength and has expanded its core offering to provide some level of application performance management (APM). What differentiates a strong APM solution from one that is a fragile, cobbled solution? Strong APM solutions are built to integrate into complex application environments. It won’t require you to replace your existing application monitoring tools. It will leverage them. Fragile APM solutions aren’t scal... (more)

The True Costs When IT Is Silo, Not Application Centric

The development of IT environments have naturally led to complexity. Put it down to the very nature of capitalism. Different vendors working together to achieve a common goal isn’t a common occurrence. Each vendor has over the years developed its own monitoring and reporting systems. This is all well and good for each specific application or system. It doesn’t work effectively when applications are executing across an IT enterprise comprised of everything from mainframe to cloud. What Is the True Cost of Silo Not Application Centric Monitoring? Many of these cost are so ingrained ... (more)

M&A – Merging Your Acquired IT Management Tools

Good news: Your company has just gone through a merger.  But surprise, surprise: you have also acquired a whole new set of management tools, along with a whole new set of applications.  Also included, at no charge is a fresh set of application problems.  Oh boy. How is your newly merged IT enterprise going to organize all this effectively? Here’s one effective answer. Employ a “one-management-tool-to-rule-them-all” approach. You may ask, “Why is this the best approach for our IT enterprise to take?” Let’s look at the facts. Generally, most management tools “monitor” only a sma... (more)

Sorting Through the APM Clutter

Alexander Podelko, a performance expert working with Oracle, recently wrote a blog post in which he takes a look at the current state of the APM market and what he thinks needs to change in order for companies to get the most out of their solutions. In his post, Alex discusses the vagueness around the term APM – is it Application Performance Monitoring or Application Performance Management? The APM market is fairly crowded and not well defined – every solution claims to be the best at monitoring all of your application performance needs; however, that just isn’t the reality. And... (more)