Nastel Announces Availability of AutoPilot as a Software Virtual Appliance

AutoPilot M6 Now Available as Virtual Appliance: Reduces Costs Through Quicker Deployment and On-Demand Capacity

MELVILLE, NY (June 14, 2010) – Nastel Technologies, a premier global provider of application performance management and business transaction performance™ (BTP™) solutions for mission-critical applications spanning both the distributed and mainframe tiers, today launched a virtual appliance version of its AutoPilot® M6 suite. Now, AutoPilot M6, TransactionWorks®, AutoPilot for Middleware and will be available preinstalled in a virtual software appliance, promoting rapid deployment, quick provisioning and high-availability for mission critical environments.

AutoPilot M6 gives IT professionals, enterprise architects and application owners a 360°situational awareness™ of the entire IT environment, including both transactional and operational data in a unified business context. The solution, with its built-in complex event processing engine, enables management teams to identify and fix problems—even predict and prevent them—before they compromise SLA or other compliance standards.

The AutoPilot M6 virtual appliance includes application, transaction and middleware performance management in a single VMware image running a Linux Guest OS. Deployment can be done in seconds, cutting both time and costs associated with implementation. Standard server management policies for virtualization can be applied.

“In a complex and evolving technical world, virtualization continues to push towards the forefront of businesses everywhere,” said Nastel CTO Albert Mavashev. “The release of AutoPilot M6 preinstalled in a virtual appliance lowers operating costs for our customers by effectively eliminating deployment time and bringing the value of the AutoPilot suite that much sooner to our users. Cloud providers both public and private will enjoy the elasticity this new capability provides and the ease they will have in accommodating the needs of their clients when using AutoPilot.”

With the new virtual appliance, replacement and maintenance on hardware platforms running AutoPilot can be performed without service interruption. The AutoPilot M6 virtual appliance along with its built-in grid support also enables easy failover for 24x7x365 mission critical environments and on-demand capacity as load increases.

For AutoPilot use in User Acceptance Testing (UAT) customers can easily and transparently move the appliance from UAT to production without concern for hardware configuration issues.

AutoPilot M6 was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring” by Will Cappelli, February 18, 2010. AutoPilot TransactionWorks®, was selected by Forrester Research as a “Hot Banking Tech Company” in its December 23, 2009 report, “Hot Banking Tech Companies To Watch In 2010.”

About Nastel AutoPilot
Nastel AutoPilot provides businesses with 360° situational awareness™ of both operational and transactional data delivering improved visibility, prediction and performance. Nastel’s business transaction management solution ensures optimum service levels while eliminating the hidden costs, or "stealth waste," in business processes. AutoPilot’s capabilities for transaction management, deep expertise in WebSphere MQ, automated root cause isolation, performance analysis and determination of business impact enable its users to improve business process efficiencies and service levels while reducing cost and managing risk.

About Nastel
Nastel Technologies is a premier global provider of application performance management and business transaction performance ™ solutions for mission-critical applications. Nastel is a privately held company headquartered in New York, with offices in the U.S., the U.K., Germany and Mexico, and a network of partners throughout Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. For more information, visit Nastel's website at

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