Application Performance Management

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Modern Services Demand a DevOps Culture Beyond Apps Great video from Glenn O’Donnell at Forrester Research on DevOps. The benefits of DevOps span far beyond business applications and far beyond only the release phase. Business services are comprised of many components that fall under both infrastructure and applications umbrellas. These components come in a wide variety of forms (physical, virtual, and cloud), with the components changing states and relationships continually. DevOps becomes a necessity way of life in such complex, dynamic environments. DevOps relevance in new application development is well-known, but everything is now becoming software-defined, including the infrastructure. The same principles apply across the board, driving broader demand for the speed, flexibility, and dependability that comes from good DevOps thinking and practice. DevOps is not ju... (more)

Interview with David Mavashev, founder and CEO of Nastel Technologies

We have the opportunity today to speak with David Mavashev, founder and CEO of Nastel Technologies, on his view of the APM (Application Performance Management) market. David, do you think “APM” is a subject that’s clear for most IT professionals, or is there confusion in the marketplace? When market analysts talk about APM solution providers, they usually refer to the word “application” in general terms. They’re principally interested in the impact of IT resources on the performance of “business applications”, regardless of the nature of the application. Most of the vendors th... (more)

No Fragile, “Cobbled” Solution Need Apply

The number of vendors 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). What differentiates a strong APM solution from one that is a fragile, cobbled solution? Strong APM solutions are built to integrate into complex application environments. It won’t require you to replace your existing application monitoring tools. It will leverage them. Fragile APM solutions aren’t scal... (more)

Application Performance Monitoring Checklist for Your CIO

CIOs are under extraordinary pressure from their boards to better manage competitive pressures, accomplish sustainable cost reduction, and meet regulatory compliance standards. While they often look to their Information Technology (IT) organizations to deliver on these requirements, IT itself isn't always sure just how it will get this done. But, there are approaches to effectively responding to this set of challenges - Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is one of these. IT can utilize APM to proactively resolve application performance situations before there is significant... (more)

How We Came Up with jKool, for Big Data Analytics

jKool LLC, a new company, spinning-off from Nastel Technologies is a highly scalable, SaaS solution for streaming analytics of Big Data. The jKool API is used to add real-time analytics to applications which will now be able to stream data into the service at  The service analyzes the data as it arrives, delivering its users instant insight. The story of the origin of jKool is interesting.  Some of Nastel’s customers found themselves hitting up against the upper limits of the performance and scalability of their relational databases.  These customers were trying t... (more)