Nastel and @aquila Team Up to Deliver Application Performance Management Solutions to Travel and Hospitality Industries

MELVILLE, NY Feb. 7, 2008 – Nastel Technologies, a premier global provider of application performance management solutions that enable IT groups to meet crucial Service Level Agreements (SLA's), and @aquila Inc., a leader in delivering best-of-breed software solutions to meet a wide range of industry-specific business needs, today announced a full service partnership agreement to bring Nastel's AutoPilot family of products to the travel and hospitality industries.

Under the terms of the agreement, @aquila gains the rights to sell the AutoPilot Suite of application performance management products worldwide, focusing on the travel, transportation and hospitality vertical markets. @aquila will also be certified by Nastel's professional services group to provide technical consulting, training and implementation services to its clients who select AutoPilot solutions.

"Nastel's AutoPilot Suite currently helps some of the world's largest companies improve customer experience while saving millions by ensuring the high availability and reliability of business-critical application processes," noted Rich Schreiber, vice president of Nastel. "With @aquila's deep first-hand knowledge and expertise in the airline and travel industries, they are ideally suited to bring the same kind of AutoPilot benefits to those vertical markets."

"We welcome this partnership agreement which adds a set of unique and exciting products to the broad suite of technology solutions and services provided by @aquila", said @aquila Chairman and CEO, David Palmieri. "Through our well established global relationships and understanding of the airline, travel and hospitality businesses, we see great opportunities for @aquila's Team and Nastel's AutoPilot Suite to add real value to these specialized industries," Mr. Palmieri said.

utoPilot provides application performance management and optimization to help companies meet increasingly strict SLAs and mitigate risk of financial losses and penalties. AutoPilot is also a key component in enabling governance of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), managing Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) systems, and providing end-to-end visibility and control over highly complex and constantly evolving IT infrastructures with a consolidated graphical dashboard.

About @aquila

@aquila Inc., was founded in 1995 to provide tailored, innovative business solutions through the use of leading edge technologies. The foundation of @aquila's business is to provide specialized consultancy that delivers best-of-breed services to a broad range of customer needs. @aquila's areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, the fields of travel and transportation, telecommunications, finance and medical. @aquila has developed and patented a suite of innovative, web-based solutions designed to significantly enhance on-line conversion ratios; provide a uniquely personalized, automated interface through websites and call centers, and reduce transaction costs. @aquila and its alliance partners employ more than 90 highly skilled people in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

About Nastel

Nastel is a leading provider of application performance management solutions that enable businesses to ensure the required levels of performance, high availability and reliability of business-critical applications necessary for meeting SLA's. Nastel's AutoPilot Suite speeds problem resolution and provides unique proactive, predictive problem prevention to enable governance in Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), enable SLA and regulatory compliance, provide Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) support and manage Complex Event Processing (CEP). Global 2000-sized companies, including some of the world's largest banks, financial institutions, retail chains, and insurance companies rely on AutoPilot to ensure smooth, uninterrupted business operations. Nastel is a privately held company headquartered in New York, with offices in the U.S., Italy and the UK and a network of partners throughout Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. For more information, visit Nastel's website at

Nastel and AutoPilot are wholly owned trademarks of Nastel Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. @aquila is a wholly owned trademark of @aquila, Inc. All other company and product names may be the property of their respective owners and are used here for reference and informational purposes only.