Nastel Features New Partnerships, Client Wins At Gartner Symposium

Melville, Long Island-based Nastel Technologies used Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, a conference for CIOs and senior IT executives being held in Orlando this week, to feature recently announced partnerships and customer wins for its application performance monitoring and business transaction performance solutions.

The first deal involves a joint marketing partnership between Nastel and Coradiant, Inc., a provider of solutions used to manage, optimize and troubleshoot web applications.  According to a press release issued this week, the integration between Nastel AutoPilot® and Coradiant TrueSight® “will result in end user performance visibility, seamlessly integrated with AutoPilot’s deep-dive application and business transaction performance analysis.  This will provide Nastel and Coradiant customers with the visibility, predictive problem analysis and high transaction performance they require from their complex, multi-tier applications.”

Nastel also recently announced a technology partnership agreement with Kratos Networks, a provider of network monitoring and management solutions.  By integrating Nastel’s AutoPilot® M6 technology with Kratos’ NeuralStar® and dopplerVUE® network event management products, the two companies aim to provide IT managers with a real-time, end-to-end view of the performance and availability of all network, application, server, services and business transactions in dynamic, customizable dashboards.  According to a press release issued last week, IT managers can use the combined solutions to:

  • troubleshoot and isolate the root cause of problems between the network, applications and servers;
  • predict potential IT failures and latency problems and take proactive action to avoid them;
  • filter alerts and warnings across network and application domains; and
  • automatically resolve many IT issues without human involvement.

Finally, Nastel announced that its AutoPilot® software solution has been selected by SKY® Mexico (Innova) to monitor its Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television service.  According to a recently published case study, SKY needed an effective business transaction management system enabling end-to-end visibility of their infrastructure and business applications including: enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), billing, interactive voice response (IVR), provisioning and service level agreement (SLA) compliance.  At a Gartner Symposium breakout session today (Tuesday, Oct. 19) at 2:30 p.m., attendees can learn how Sky utilized Nastel AutoPilot for application performance monitoring and business transaction performance to improve the quality of service offered to its customers.

Nastel Demonstrates Enhanced Application Performance Management Offerings at IBM IMPACT 2010

Long Island-based Nastel Technologies has been demonstrating its AutoPilot® M6 Suite of application performance management offerings this week at IBM’s IMPACT 2010 conference in Las Vegas.  Highlighting Nastel’s appearance at the show was an AutoPilot educational session by guest speaker Tony Konczak, a senior mainframe sustaining engineer from financial technologies giant Fiserv.  In addition to discussing the performance benefits Fiserv has achieved, the Mr. Konczak explained how AutoPilot was implemented at the Fortune 500 company that supplies financial services technology solutions to more than 16,000 institutional clients worldwide.

Fiserv, an AutoPilot customer since 2006, uses Nastel AutoPilot for monitoring and service level agreement (SLA) management for their bill payment and fraud detection applications.  A program of work was initiated in 2006 to develop a new solution that could address the needs of Fiserv’s middleware team, to introduce more flexible and efficient mechanisms for assuring the performance and availability of their critical lines of business.

According to Nastel, AutoPilot M6 gives IT professionals and line-of-business managers 360-degree situational awareness of the entire IT environment, including both transactional and operational data in a unified business context.  The solution, with its built-in complex event processing engine, enables management teams to identify and fix problems—even predict and prevent them—before they compromise SLA or other performance standards.

This week Nastel also announced that it has enhanced the predictive problem analytics capabilities of the AutoPilot® M6 Suite.  This powerful capability utilizes an embedded Complex Event Processing (CEP) engine to rapidly search for patterns that show a business is veering from business normal to business abnormal.  It is packaged with pre-built policies for industry standard infrastructure with a wizard interface for user-defined policies. Added to this are new algorithms for automatically determining what is normal and abnormal for your business without requiring any intervention on the part of the user.

“Early-warning identification of problems is essential for today’s large enterprises, especially in the financial services and healthcare industries,” said Albert Mavashev, CTO for Nastel.  “With increased regulation, requirements for transparency and a mandate to manage risk, businesses need to know about problems when they first show up and not wait until they blow up. AutoPilot has proven itself to be a critical factor in enabling its customers to proactively manage their mission-critical business applications.”

Calling All IBM Business Partners on Long Island

By my count there are more than a dozen IBM Premier or Advanced Business Partners based on Long Island.  Some of them, like VAI, Future Tech Enterprise, and Nastel Technologies do a very good job with their public relations efforts and participate in social media activities like Twitter and blogging.  Companies like Vicom Computer Services and Maximum Computer Systems seem to be dipping their toes in the social media waters, but they could be doing more to engage with their clients and potential clients.

However, it would great if we knew more about companies such as The Ergonomic Group, Salmon LLC, ENI Systems, Software Engineering of America (SEA), ABC Services, KMR Systems, Progressive Technology Group and Computer Equipment Services.  I’m sure they are doing great work.  They just need to toot their own horns more and join in the conversations taking place in various social media networks.

If you work for or represent any of the IBM Business Partners mentioned here, please post a comment or send a note to michael[at]techsources[dot]com.  I would love to help spread the word about your accomplishments.

Nastel Makes List of “Visionaries” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring

Long Island’s Nastel Technologies has been positioned by Gartner in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring.”

The Magic Quadrant report evaluated criteria such as “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision” to establish leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players in the Application Performance Monitoring industry. For the report, Gartner evaluated a total of nineteen vendors, placing Nastel in the “Visionaries” quadrant.

According to a Nastel press release issued last month, the company’s AutoPilot TransactionWorks™, an application performance management solution considered in the Magic Quadrant evaluation, “is the only product that provides auto-discovery and performance management of multi-tiered transactions from the application servers to the database to distributed middleware to the mainframe and back.”

Nastel will be demonstrating their offerings at IBM IMPACT 2010 that begins May 2 in Las Vegas.  Check out this video to learn more.