Analyze across logs, metrics and transactions

AutoPilot InsightAutoPilot Insight evolved form Nastel’s Streaming Analytics Expertise with Complex Event Processing (CEP).

AutoPilot Insight is a highly scalable, on-premise or SaaS solution for IT Operational Analytics (ITOA) that ingests streaming Big Data and provides real-time analytics and visualization. A REST API is used to make it easy for any application to stream data into the solution.  AutoPilot Insight analyzes data as it arrives, delivering its users instant insight into logs, metrics and transactions. Continue reading

Monitoring as a Discipline and the Systems Administrator

Monitoring as a Discipline and the Systems Administrator

Ensure your organization leverages a monitoring tool that provides full stack visibility. It’s no secret that IT has traditionally functioned in siloes. IT professionals have disparately managed servers, storage and other infrastructure elements for decades. But today’s businesses run on software and applications, which utilize resources from the entire system: storage, server compute, databases, etc., which are all increasingly interdependent. IT professionals need to have visibility into the entire application stack in order to identify the root cause of issues quickly and proactively identify problems that could impact the end user experience and business bottom-lines if not corrected quickly

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Why application monitoring is critical for your business

Why application monitoring is critical for your business

Application performance monitoring is the key to ensuring that the hard-earned app is delivering the business value it was designed for. APM is the IT discipline that focuses on application monitoring and management. One source well summarizes the …

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The changing face of Application Performance Management – Computerworld

The changing face of Application Performance Management

Nastel Comments: The ability to support new application environments is brought out as an import element in selecting the the APM vendor that is most appropriate for your environment. Often, this includes monitoring and analysis across silos as Clabby says, both off and on-premises.

When I first started writing about Application Performance Management (APM), the technology was largely focused on root-cause application diagnostics and business transaction management (BTM). Companies like the now-defunct Optier were riding high based on their ability to track transactions through multiple layers of complex infrastructure.

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Original Author: Jane Clabby

Another Layer of Defense Against Cyber Attacks

Another Layer of Defense Against Cyber Attacks

Programmable interfaces on the Application Delivery Controls are also being used by DevOps to help align application requirements with ADC capabilities for performance tuning, application monitoring, and security. ADCs are also used for Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) to

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What to expect from application performance monitoring tools

What to expect from application performance monitoring tools

Without effective performance management, applications suffer response time delays, anger customers and ruin employee productivity. Trial-and-error troubleshooting and poor visibility into problems cause outages. Both situations make key business functions effectively unavailable for long periods of time, choking off the sales and production cycle.

 

Goodbye to a Competitor

optierUnusual for a company’s demise, OpTier quietly disappeared without press fanfare or news reports.  According to Gartner Analyst Jonah Kowall, they ceased operations in May 2014. Over the years, we crossed paths with them many times, competing in large deals some of which we won and some we lost.  We both had NY offices, traded employees several times and at one trade show our booths were right next to each other.  However, even though they were a competitor it was sad to learn they were gone.

The Application Performance Monitoring (APM) market has been rapidly evolving and customers are expecting more out-of-the-box than ever before.  OpTier had driven the Business Transaction Monitoring message for many years until their switch to a Cloud, Big Data analytics story.  They also followed Nastel in providing real-time analytics using Complex Event Processing. However, the Cloud messages appeared to be more about vision then install-able product and even with the $100 M invested in them they were unable to sustain profitability.

Nastel has been offering real-time monitoring and analytics for over 20 years. As a privately funded company it need only listen and respond to its customers and is not beholden to investors. It has a large portion of the biggest banks as well as many of the major Healthcare Payers and major high-tech retailers as customers.  Nastel remains focused on providing real-time monitoring, analytics and self-service to its customers.

If you are an OpTier customer, you might consider discussing with us how we might help.  We would be glad to provide a free assessment and establish a rapid plan for migration. For more analysis on this take a look at the article in ZDNet entitled “Nastel on competitors and company philosophy” by Dan Kusnetzky.

A Thanksgiving APM Adventure

Thanksgiving, after dinner with my extended family drinking coffee and nibbling on the many desserts everyone brought to our house seemed a great respite from the hectic days working for an APM software vendor.

Thanksgiving APM Adventures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But alas, peace and tranquility was lost as the smart phones, tablets and laptops appeared on the table next to the flour-less chocolate cake and pumpkin pie.  Suddenly, we were all shopping for Hanukkah and Christmas presents. And then the phrase recently only associated with healthcare.gov was heard, “That &#%!@ website!!!” Continue reading