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Published December 16, 2021

Recent news about Log4j has enterprises and vendors scrambling for information and answers, including customers of messaging middleware and Integration Infrastructure Management (i2M) products.

Nastel Technologies customers will not be exposed to any risks from this vulnerability, but enterprises are encouraged to check with their Cloud and other solution vendors to protect themselves and their data.

Nastel Products Are Not Affected by Log4j Vulnerability Issues
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Published November 9, 2021

Complex enterprises have an integration infrastructure (i2) layer that connects technologies and applications across cloud, data center, virtualized systems, mainframe, edge computing, etc.

Integration Infrastructure Management (i2M) is the “management” of the i2 layer and includes:

  • Configuration and security management
  • Monitoring and fault management
  • Alerting and automation
  • Performance optimization

The i2 layer includes a core middleware application (such as IBM MQ) along with many other “integration” technologies, such as MFT (managed file transfer), IoT, REST APIs, DataPower Gateway, and other messaging technologies (i.e., Kafka, TIBCO EMS, IBM ACE, IBM Integration Bus (IIB) and more).

Observability, AIOps, APM, and i2M: The Partner Ecosystem for IBM MQ Enterprises
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Published April 5, 2021

Customer experience, also known as CX, is a hot topic today.  Observability and AIOps (machine learning and artificial intelligence for IT operations), can be used for determining and linking transaction performance to your business performance, in real-time.  That makes them hot topics as well.  I recently spoke with two experts about the intersection of these topics to discuss what leading companies are doing (and evaluating) in these areas, and how they’re doing it.  The discussion includes these areas:

  • AIOps
  • CX (Customer Experience)
  • Observability
  • Advanced Troubleshooting and RCA (root cause analysis)
  • Next Generation Monitoring / APM
  • End-to-end Message and Transaction Tracking
  • IBM MQ, Kafka, and challenges with monitoring and management of multi-middleware environments
  • Build vs.
Leigh Reed