Nastel Adds Support for IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances
November 30, 2011
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Nastel Technologies, a provider of application performance monitoring solutions, announced support for IBM DataPower SOA appliances.

Nastel AutoPilot M6 for WebSphere DataPower now offers customers a single point of control over their infrastructure to accommodate growth, increased regulation and the challenge of application mobility and elasticity.

“We are supporting IBM’s SOA appliance DataPower at some of our large enterprise customers who are deploying in private clouds -- and it is providing immediate value,” said Charley Rich, VP of Product Management, Nastel. “Now, AutoPilot gives enterprise customers access to real-time analysis of multiple middleware solutions, Message Broker, Enterprise Service Busses and now DataPower, providing a single point of control and monitoring over their infrastructure performed under one policy.”

Nastel AutoPilot provides a DataPower Expert with support for all of the metrics DataPower provides, including appliance statistics, users, connections, caching, memory, network and chassis.

In addition, AutoPilot maintains a collection history for trending analysis. This instrumentation data is analyzed by the AutoPilot Complex Event Processing (CEP) engine which views it as part of a larger situation in conjunction with other performance data coming from sources such as Java, .NET, WMQ, ESB, Message Broker, transactions and CICS. AutoPilot CEP analyzes the performance of DataPower routing and transformation in relation to user specified business policy, and automatically delivers early warning indicators about potential business-impacting problems.

“Measuring these activities is important for enterprises as it elevates system monitoring to the level of analyzing business process effectiveness,” Rich continued. “AutoPilot correlates these situational metrics with its capability to discover and monitor business processes referred to as milestones. Now, end-users can see how IBM DataPower’s performance impacts movement through the execution of a business process and supplies them with information important for improving business throughput. Armed with this knowledge, the business can accelerate its performance and ability to compete.”

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