Are You an Under-appreciated Messaging Middleware Guru?
Information Technology as an industry is deeply divided into disciplines. Many organizations have built detailed models to describe all the elements, and how they fit together. ISO and ITIL and what seems like hundreds of additional standards organizations have written books, run conferences, and sell consulting services to help describe just how complex everything is. And within this incredible world, we all have a share in, are some areas that are so deeply understood and established that they just do exactly what is required without complaint.
No one would consider these areas to be exciting, because excitement in IT terms is not a desired state. When you jump out of a plane and the primary parachute doesn’t open that’s exciting, and when you try something new and it breaks a fundamental part of the business, that’s exciting. People who solve exciting situations are treated as heroes, and those who are unable to resolve exciting situations are often called heroic ex-employees.
So it’s a goal of stable information technology to avoid excitement, and those who run messaging middleware systems have become experts at avoiding these kinds of exciting situations.
The problem though is excitement has the added effect of making things seem important, and it’s the important things that get resourced. If you build a new business process, but it is unreliable, untold resources will be made available to make it reliable, or higher performance. Because once a project is committed to political capital is at stake and those in power desire success.
So how do messaging middleware teams get some of the glory?
There is a way!
Messaging Middleware is often described as the plumbing within IT, the pipes that funnel all the business between applications. But it is much more than plumbing, it’s actually the nervous system, and like any nervous system performs a plethora of different functions, yes sure it provides the pathways through which business flows, but it is also the system that controls how each system runs, and it’s also the system that provides feedback on each touchpoint. Messaging Middleware contains a detailed “map” of how everything is interconnected.
Using this map, and the details on how each users experience passes through the entire environment along with the ability to discover extra knowledge from within each message without having to write additional code to add to each system and application provides the business with a vast number of new ways of managing, monitoring, reporting and experiencing the entire business. These additional services deliver an additional dimension of understanding of the business without the need to hire armies of staff and systems to build it. If you need higher performance, better reliability, a deeper understanding of the users’ experience, a new way of considering security, or a better way of a deal with compliance, then your existing investment in messaging middleware will be the answer.
What you need as a messaging middleware expert is a platform to do all of this for you, and that is what you will find with Nastel. We have over 26 years of experience exploiting messaging middleware, and we recognize that today’s need is cross-platform, cross-middleware, and cross-team, and we have built the platform to deliver all of this for you.
If you think that you are under-appreciated in your business, let us help you. We know how to help you show your business exactly what additional value you and your team can provide, that is efficient, effective, and will generally save you budget.
We know how to help you present solutions that map directly to the business goals, and we want to help.
Nastel Technologies is the global leader in Integration Infrastructure Management (i2M). It helps companies achieve flawless delivery of digital services powered by integration infrastructure by delivering tools for Middleware Management, Monitoring, Tracking, and Analytics to detect anomalies, accelerate decisions, and enable customers to constantly innovate, to answer business-centric questions, and provide actionable guidance for decision-makers. It is particularly focused on IBM MQ, Apache Kafka, Solace, TIBCO EMS, ACE/IIB and also supports RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ, Blockchain, IOT, DataPower, MFT, IBM Cloud Pak for Integration and many more.
The Nastel i2M Platform provides:
- Secure self-service configuration management with auditing for governance & compliance
- Message management for Application Development, Test, & Support
- Real-time performance monitoring, alerting, and remediation
- Business transaction tracking and IT message tracing
- AIOps and APM
- Automation for CI/CD DevOps
- Analytics for root cause analysis & Management Information (MI)
- Integration with ITSM/SIEM solutions including ServiceNow, Splunk, & AppDynamics