Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 1 of 6)

Nastel_IT_Layer_Web(First of a six-part blog series that describes how a team of IT pros and managers at one of the world’s largest global banks accommodated a bank acquisition and mastered a complex messaging environment.)

In the beginning, there was darkness…

Ok, I’m being a bit overly dramatic. What was happening in New York a couple of years ago at a really big global bank with almost U.S. $2 trillion in total assets—let’s call it MegaBank—was a serious lack of control. Continue reading

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.

Self-service, the DIY for WebSphere

DIY or do it yourself for WebSphere MQ (WMQ)


The DIY (do it yourself) movement while ageless, is experiencing a rising tide of popularity possibly due the economy’s lethargic performance.  You can judge it’s popularity yourself, just based on the number of cable channels dedicated to building anything from a bookshelf to an entire new house.  Homeowners needing to do more with less take on tasks that previously they would have called in an expert or specialist to do.  With a little help from the DIY channels, they get the job done.   What about IT Ops and DevOps?  While company profits have increased, the budget’s for many IT teams has remained flat. And yet, there is still work to do. The concept of “self-service” is the IT world’s answer to DIY.  One area needing self-service is WebSphere management and monitoring.

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Nastel: a Gold Sponsor of the MQ Tech Conference

Win a tablet at the Nastel booth at the MQ Tech ConferenceMeet Nastel at the MQ Technical Conference at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky Ohio.  We will be there for three days, from September 23 – 27.

Don’t miss the raffle we are sponsoring for a Galaxy Tablet.

Nastel will have a live demo of AutoPilot and is happy to answer all of your questions on real-time middleware-centric application performance monitoring.

In addition, Nastel’s VP of Engineering, Richard Nikula will present a session, entitled: Using a Simple Benchmark to Understand Your Queue Managers


Was your software vendor acquired?

Nastel is the better and safer bet for middleware monitoring and management

Recently, one of the “big four” software firms was acquired by a group of investors led by Bain Capital.  This is good news as this shows that there is demonstrable health in the IT Sector in that investors are willing to take the risk and purchase a software vendor.  Continue reading