Intelligent Performance Monitoring – Reducing War Rooms
Performance Monitoring has been a critical discipline for decades. The goal for many companies has been to describe analytically how users’ experience their systems, and to be able to spot issues before these users are impacted. This has proven itself to be infuriatingly difficult to achieve as it requires potential situations to be described as a series of conditions. Just because a system is running slightly more intensely than normal may or may not be of concern. In fact, a system that is performing less work than normal, may be an indicator of an issue. But without carefully crafted “what if” scenarios with complex logic it takes people to review everything to know for sure.
Performance monitoring has evolved in APM and now AIOPS type systems with more advanced logic engines and machine learning algorithms. But I challenge anyone to suggest that these new models have simplified the situation.
Many companies would say that today’s performance monitoring is just more complex, and the volume of war room meetings undertaken to review performance events has grown, with the time taken to resolve these events growing. Costs have increased and MTTR and MTBF have been getting worse, not better. And this was never the goal.
Nastel has taken a different approach to every other performance monitoring solution. We have built our monitoring technology to capitalize on the inherent knowledge of messaging middleware systems.
Every enterprise uses messaging middleware to allow disparate subsystems to communicate in a secure and effective way, creating queues to allow systems with different performance dynamics to effectively work together. These messages contain information about exactly how every interaction takes place. Nastel overlays the map of how every interaction is happening with performance data about each system. Allowing an entirely additional dimension of understanding to be visualized. This provides a clear visual description of how every users request is performing, and can be used in entirely new ways to dynamically understand system performance and the user experience.
What this means is with Nastel you don’t need to create thousands of scripted rules to describe possible interactions between systems, because you can read exactly how systems are actually interacting.
This changes everything!
- The users experience can be visualized automatically
- Compliance to regulations can be see, reported and managed, directly
- MTTR and MTBF can be effectively reduced
- Your Staff are saved from managing legacy scripts and can focus on business enhancing tasks
- War Rooms are reduced.
- Costs are managed
It still takes experts to monitor and manage performance, but with Nastel you’re asking your experts to take command and control as opposed to just treading water to stay afloat. We’d love to show you exactly how we do this.
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