Nastel Technologies Enhances Support for IBM CICS Transaction Server and the IBM System Z Mainframe

  Nastel Technologies Enhances Support for IBM CICS Transaction Server and the
  IBM System Z Mainframe

      Boosts Portfolio of Performance Monitoring Solutions for Mainframe

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- December 11, 2012

Nastel Technologies, a global provider of application performance monitoring
solutions for mission-critical applications from the datacenter to the cloud,
today announced support for IBM’s new CICS Transaction Server (TS) for z/OS
V5.1 and their System Z operating system, adding to the company’s already
robust portfolio of real-time performance monitoring solutions, both
distributed and mainframe.

Nastel has long provided support for the mainframe as part of its
middleware-centric application performance monitoring solution, AutoPilot®,
whose cross-platform capabilities help enterprises rationalize their
monitoring in order to contain costs.

Nastel’s early-to-market support for the auto-discovery and monitoring of
transactions by CICS TS V5.1, the latest version of IBM’s solution, underlines
the company’s commitment to this important middleware platform.

“Using AutoPilot, enterprises can automatically discover and monitor the flow
of CICS TS transactions in real-time. In addition they can trace messages,
transactions and Web Services from the distributed infrastructure across to
the mainframe environment and back. This visibility provides IT with the
necessary detail to resolve problems rapidly at the same time delivering the
business real-time status of their milestones,” said Charles Rich, vice
president of Product Management at Nastel. “Most importantly, AutoPilot for
IBM CICS TS’ built-in real-time analytics alerts IT about emerging problems
before users are impacted, enabling IT to be less reactive.”

AutoPilot for IBM CICS TS functions:

  *Track messages and transactions within WMQ and CICS
  *Stitches z/OS transactions to distributed transactions across tiers
  *Compares actual performance to expected using user-defined SLAs
  *Supports failover in a CICSPLEX environment
  *Enables invoking of EXEC CICS and EXEC SQL commands
  *Supports CICS Transaction Filters and Group Names

Nastel also announced AutoPilot for System Z, a solution that monitors the
operation of the System Z operating system, automatically detecting trends in
performance and issuing notification about pending problems before damage
occurs. AutoPilot for System Z correlates the real-time z/OS state with that
from the distributed infrastructure providing instant end-to-end visibility.

Features include:

  *Real-time monitoring and analysis of Address Space, z/OS DB2, MQ and z/OS
    CICS statistics
  *Prebuilt reports for data analysis and troubleshooting
  *Console capture for messages sent to the system log

To learn more about Nastel’s mainframe applications, check out our webinar,
“Leveraging Your Mainframe into the 22^nd Century,” Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 11
am EST.

About Nastel

Nastel Technologies is a premier global provider of application performance
management solutions for mission-critical applications from the datacenter to
the cloud and is the only monitoring vendor with a unified platform to support
all software and appliance-based middleware technology requirements. Nastel is
a privately held company headquartered in New York, with offices in the U.S.,
the U.K., France, Germany and Mexico, and a network of partners throughout
Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. For more information, visit
us at


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