Modern enterprises rely upon many thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of managed file transfers (MFTs) every day. These transactions are a critical part of a myriad of business functions. MFT’s represent a huge amount of information in numerous data formats being shuttled across IT applications, networks, storage devices, file queues and databases, that must be tracked for regulatory and user experience reasons. If these transfers (of frequently sensitive) data are lost or delayed for any reasons, then business processes can grind to a halt, with major compliance and business continuity consequences. Nastel’s AutoPilot for MFT provides the means to monitor, understand, and maintain this vital flow of information, in real- time.
Key Features and Benefits
Payments and order processing, MFT’s are another form of critical business transaction’s. They depend upon a smooth flow of data across message and file queues, message brokers, apps, DBs, etc.
When this complex orchestration experiences delays (excessive latency) or outright failures, business performance suffers or, in worst-case situations, comes to a halt.
Anyone who is accountable for the overall health, performance, and user availability of their company’s application ecosystem is either a potential Nastel AutoPilot end-user or a direct beneficiary of its capabilities.
Fallback to slow, error-prone processes – IT organizations suffer significant productivity hits when personnel perform tedious manual file transfers, are forced to write custom scripts, or complete troubleshooting tasks without software automation assistance.
Lack of visibility – without deep file tracking capabilities, the inability to quickly locate critical files lost or delayed in-transit, or show a cohesive transfer trail for internal auditors and compliance officers, represent serious operational problems.
Security threats – recent studies show no one is safe from multi million-dollar security breaches, and the pressure is greater than ever to maximize security of file transfers.
Nastel AutoPilot for MFT manages the information transfer issues related to IBM MQ and other data transfer methods.
Expert business and technical knowledge – more than 20 years’ worth of domain expertise (both technical and business) in full middleware stack technologies (IBM and other vendor offerings), including messaging, information transfer, diagnostics, app processes, environments, and technical challenges
Nastel understands the needs of all stakeholders – Nastel applies MFT monitoring and diagnostic solutions that fit the needs of:
– Application owners and support specialists
– IT Ops and DevOps specialists
– User support
– IT admins and developers
– CTOs, CIOs, and technology liaisons to line businesses
– Compliance officers
– Shared services groups
– NOC (Network Operations Center) personnel
– Middleware team
Transferring any file within an enterprise, especially sensitive data like company sales reports, payroll records, HR profiles,
contracts, images, videos, etc. is rarely a simple point-to-point exercise.
In many cases organizations rely upon proven middleware messaging or other third-party technologies to perform the actual
transfer of file data across an IT infrastructure.
– IBM Sterling
– IBM MQ MFT
– IBM MQ
– IBM DataPower
– IBM Broker
– Java and non-Java application environments
Restoring confidence in critical MFT processes involves establishing a reliable, high-performance means of tracking all file data movements and communicating essential information to stakeholders. Essential tasks enabled by AutoPilot for MFT are summarized below:
AutoPilot for MFT provides a single point of instant analysis and visibility for file transfers across the enterprise. It provides unified analytics that can track files in real-time or perform a historical look-back for trend identification.
Sophisticated statistical functions employing Complex Event Processing (CEP) find subtle performance patterns or transactional misbehavior that otherwise could easily go undetected.
AutoPilot for MFT runs on an exceptionally scalable platform using industry-standard, high-performance technologies such as NoSQL, Kafka, and STORM. If proven answers to challenging MFT performance and efficiency issues are at the top of your list of requirements, turn to Nastel. For more information, visit our website at nastel.com, or contact us at email@example.com for more information.