The ABCs of Multiple Messaging Infrastructures – Part 2

analyze across multiple messaging systemsIn the first installment of this two-part blog series I discussed a number of issues IT pros face when managing the tech aftermath of a corporate acquisition: merging different IT infrastructures. (Reminds me off an old sci-fi movie, When Worlds Collide.)

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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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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

 

Need to run multiple installations of WebSphere MQ?

Running Multiple Versions of WebSphere MQDo you need to run multiple versions of WebSphere MQ, 7.1 and 7.5?

You can.  We have a TechTalk by our VP of Engineering, Richard Nikula scheduled that will help you out with this topic.

Here are 3 Reasons to attend:

  1. Learn how to install multiple implementations
  2. Find out about some of the challenges of running 7.01.x and 7.5
  3. Hear about the difference between coexistent and multiple installation support

Check it out here.

 

 

Are You Up To Speed? Monitoring Low-Latency Middleware

Monitoring Low Latency MiddlewareTo align the business with the technology, there needs to be two levels of middleware:  A lower level of communication middleware to handle lower level messaging and a high level of middleware responsible for handling application and data integration technology.  A high quality level of middleware needs to be flexible enough to accommodate all levels of requirements.
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What’s new, MQ?

What's new in WebSphere MQ 7.1 & 7.5Are you tossing and turning at night trying to wrap your head around the new features WebSphere MQ 7.1 and 7.5? If this describes you, well you’re in luck. Our Tech Talk series continues with our 2nd event, What’s New in WebSphere MQ 7.1 and 7.5.” Please listen to the on-demand recording of our recent TechTalk for a walk through of WMQ 7.1’s new features and those that have been recently added to WMQ 7.5.

Check it out here here.

Help Find My Lost Payment

Help find my lost paymentWhat happens if a payment doesn’t arrive on time or fails during the transaction? How quickly can your organization react before this becomes a costly error to the business? What can you do now to ensure this does not become a reoccurring problem? As technology continues to evolve, middleware-centric enterprises can use middleware monitoring tools to track transactions in real-time, determine performance problems and help reduce the mean time from problem occurrence to resolution. In our “chalk talk” video, Nastel CTO Albert Mavashev provides a more in-depth look and insight into how to monitor, analyze and act using real-time Complex Event Processing analytics to track the behavior of applications and provide an early-warning when they first begin to veer from business normal.  To view this video, please visit here.

Monitoring the Middleware-centric Enterprise

Middleware is like the nervous system interconnecting your applicationsWhat happens when an unexpected weather event suddenly drives demand for your product causing a shudder throughout your supply chain? What about a system bottleneck that threatens to disrupt customer service during a peak period? Business success and continuity depends on immediately knowing about situations like these. If your business-critical applications run in a composite application environment spanning web and legacy tiers, events like the ones above require intensive situational management. With growing external regulatory pressures such as Dodd-Frank and ever increasing internal requirements for compliance, this level of management is a necessity for survival.  Continue reading

Bursting Big Data’s Bubble: Playing the Pattern

Big DataNastel recently joined a conversation on Infoworld.com around what writer Dan Tynan described as “IT’s worst addictions.” From our perspective, data is one of these addictions, and by far one of the biggest pain points that the IT industry is forced to deal with today. ‘Big Data’ is the hot potato of 2012—everyone is talking about it and the term is increasingly tossed around within operational circles in organizations. Everyone wants to know “What are we doing about Big Data?” or “What’s our Big Data strategy?” If you’re a vendor and you don’t have a solution to manage it, analyze it, optimize it, minimize it, or otherwise be involved in Big Data, you’ve missed the bandwagon.

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On any given Sunday, football teaches a lesson on why monitoring your investment is critical to success

Football, APM and Nastel“Fourth down and inches from the goal line, I’m wondering what they’re going to do here?” asks the play-by-play announcer.

“They’re going to take a time out and think this over; they’re wise to do that,” replies the color commentator. “I think they’ll decide to go for it, for a couple of reasons.  They’ve got a big, sturdy offensive line that’s been pushing their opponents all over the field today, and this team invested a lot of money in that stud of a tailback in the off season. They need to prove themselves, and punching it in from inside the 1-yard-line is the way to do that.”

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