A Path to Performance Management Reform

A Path to Performance Management Reform

Same Ingredients, Different Recipe: Innovating on Performance Goals, Feedback, and Ratings,” we discussed practical ways to evolve goal setting, feedback, and performance ratings for the new work environment. Now, let’s break down the critical factors needed to drive real and lasting behavior change in the organization.

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Original Author: Dr. Rose Mueller-Hanson, Dr. Elaine D. Pulakos

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.

Read the source article at computerworld.com

Original Author: Jane Clabby

The DevOps Edge: Application Performance Management

The DevOps Edge: Application Performance Management

The solution needs to include an application performance management strategy. For agile IT and DevOps success, you need a set of tools that automates testing and deployment, finds performance issues and bottlenecks before your customers do, and …

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Customer Case Study: Private Cloud with WebSphere App Server

Nastel will be in booth #510 at IBM Impact 2014

Check out our New Customer Case Study on Private Cloud

We sponsored a customer case study at IBM Impact 2014, “How Technology is used at a Nastel Customer for Proactive Monitoring in a Private Cloud“. The session speaker was  Karolyn Schalk, VP IT Infrastructure.  It is now available on-demand here.  Check it out and let us know if your found it valuable.

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

Getting to the Root of Root Cause Analysis

Root cause analysis in often referred to as the “Holy Grail” of monitoring.

Getting to the root cause of APM









However, if I have my Arthurian legends straight, it was never found.  We won’t count the Indiana Jones re-write of the legend… In fact the Holy Grail is more of an ideal and not something you ever fully accomplish.

Nevertheless, it was considered the most worthwhile pursuit; even if it is always a bit out of reach.  The same holds true for application performance monitoring. Continue reading

Join Nastel at Gartner Symposium

Visit with Nastel at Gartner Symposium booth #404Nastel will be in booth #404 at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013, October 7th – 10th.  Please stop by our booth, #404 to enter a drawing for a Tablet, spin our wheel and try to win some cool prizes and talk to our experts on Application Performance Monitoring (APM).

We will demonstrate AutoPilot’s capabilities for Self-service, Preemptive Analytics for APM and real-time compliance monitoring.  In addition we have new version of our UI we would love to show you that was specially designed to run on mobile devices. And we have some new customer wins we would be happy to tell you about.

We hope to see you at the show!

The user community reviews Nastel AutoPilot

Reviews of Nastel AutoPilot on IT Central StationThere have been some very positive user reviews of Nastel AutoPilot posted in the online tech community review site, IT Central Station.   The reviews were written by actual users, audited by IT Central Station for authenticity. The reviewers themselves ranged in title from an IT Administrator up to the VP level. Some snippets are shown below.

A VP of Architecture at a large Insurance company described AutoPilot as dynamic and client driven.  While, an  IT Director at another  firm described the product as flexible and feature rich.  An IT Administrator described the product as very simple to use.

Check out the reviews yourself and let us know what you think.  If you are a Nastel AutoPilot user, please consider writing your own review.

Impact 2013 – Nastel will demonstrate its solutions for real-time monitoring of WebSphere

See Nastel at Impact 2013 in booth z2Nastel will be in booth z2 at IBM Impact 2013 in Las Vegas from April 28th – May 2nd and will be demonstrating our solutions for real-time monitoring and management of WebSphere and other applications.

Please stop by our booth and say hello.

We are also sponsoring a session: How Technology is used at a Customer for real-time monitoring of Dodd-Frank Trade Reporting (Session: BPB-3197)

This session will be on Monday, 4/29 at 12 PM in the Venetian – Marcello 4403 room.