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The True Costs When IT Is Silo not Application Centric

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.

By | September 29th, 2011|Blogs|0 Comments

No Fragile, “Cobbled” Solution Need Apply

The number of vendor’s vying for the application performance management space has exploded in the last year. Almost every vendor in the space comes to it from a specific strength and has expanded its core offering to provide some level of application performance management (APM). […]

By | September 28th, 2011|Blogs|0 Comments

BTM – The Lime in APM’s Limeade

Application performance management is a lot like limeade. If you don't have all the ingredients present you don't have APM. You have separate ingredients that provide value on their own. Just as limes can be used for things other than limeade, the separate dimensions that can be combined to provide an application performance monitoring/management solution may also be beneficial to a business as a stand-alone product.

By | September 27th, 2011|Blogs|0 Comments

Middleware is often neglected, but is no less important

In families with an odd number of children there is always one child caught in the middle. The first born is typically the leader, while the youngest is usually the more adventurous of the children because the parents have been less strict with that child’s upbringing, having expended most of their energy rearing the others. [...]

By | August 29th, 2011|Blogs|2 Comments

Still not sold on APM? You need to look to the stars for the answer

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.

By | July 26th, 2011|Blogs|0 Comments

ITIL 3 and AutoPilot

If you aren’t an IT insider, something that describes most CEOs in the corporate world, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is probably a complete mystery to you.

By | July 8th, 2011|Blogs|3 Comments