Monitoring Tools

Help Find My Lost Payment

What 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 [...]

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Monitoring the Middleware-centric Enterprise

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 [...]

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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.

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Code reuse, why copy/paste is the enemy!

I had to fix a loose railing on the deck, so I took out my trusty cordless drill/driver and a couple of screws, and presto, tested and fixed. The following week I had to fix a loose section of fence in my yard, so I took out the same gadget, along with longer screws that required a different driver bit. Now I could have went out and bought another drill/driver because I needed to use a different bit, but why do that when I had one that already works, all I needed to do was change the bit, right?

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Get to the heart of the APM matter

Recently, I was at a drug store that offers free blood pressure screening at a self-service kiosk. Being somewhat curious, I took the opportunity to play with the machine and see what it was all about.

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Exciting times these are at Nastel

The second quarter has passed and with it Nastel has witnessed an exceptional period of growth over the first half of 2011. The growth not only is being seen in dollars and cents, but in personnel, products and customer wins.

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Clouds, middleware and monitoring

There is, however, a hidden cost to the ease of use and elasticity of the cloud. The user’s simplicity becomes IT’s complexity. Often left out of the excitement associated with the cloud is the issue of monitoring. Using the cloud, applications, middleware and transactions can now dynamically be relocated to many more places; thus, the need for visibility in the ITIL process of problem management becomes far greater. And monitoring provides visibility.

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