(Fifth 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.) […]
What 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 [...]
Monitoring application performance is simple…as long as the application and the deployment architecture are also simple. The mystery appears as the complexity of the application architecture grows and begins to span from an isolated Java or .NET silo into a full-blooded composite application spanning web, middleware and mainframe tiers. […]
Many enterprises utilize middleware as the “glue” linking their application infrastructure together. This application fabric is usually comprised of bespoke and commercial applications, some of which are sourced within the company and others obtained through acquisition. For these enterprises, middleware lets it all work together. Unfortunately, the middleware solutions are often used on a department [...]
Good news: Your company has just gone through a merger. But surprise, surprise: you have also acquired a whole new set of management tools, along with a whole new set of applications. Also included, at no charge is a fresh set of application problems. Oh boy.
Unfortunately for IT departments, there's nothing profitable in the ghouls and ghosts that haunt their systems. They aren't make-believe. They are very real fears.
On any given Sunday, football teaches a lesson on why monitoring your investment is critical to success
“Fourth down and inches from the goal line, I’m wondering what they’re going to do here?” asks the play-by-play announcer.
The development of IT environments have naturally led to complexity. Put it down to the very nature of capitalism. Different vendors working together to achieve a common goal isn't a common occurrence. Each vendor has over the years developed its own monitoring and reporting systems. This is all well and good for each specific application or system. It doesn't work effectively when applications are executing across an IT enterprise comprised of everything from mainframe to cloud.
This week we witnessed the final landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the end, for now, of U.S. manned space missions. Sending the shuttle to space requires over 1 million pounds of propellant and 500,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to boost the 4.4 million pound machine into orbit. Talk about an engineering feat beyond all others! But we at Nastel Technologies are not in the business of sending vehicles into space; we’re in the business of providing solutions for application performance management. So while knowing how much fuel it takes to travel into orbit, how much heat the sensitive tiles on each shuttle can withstand, or how the payload doors are designed is intriguing, we’d rather hear about the real guts of NASA’s shuttle program, the software applications that bring it all together, how they’re monitored and how diagnostics are provided when something is about to go wrong.
Ever look at a two people and ask, “Are they related? They have to be siblings!” One sure way to determine if two people are in fact siblings is to compare their DNA. The same scenario can also be applied to transaction monitoring.