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Enterprises need to think about a performance management solution that will give them real-time end-to-end visibility into the entire Web application environment from browser to back-end systems, including messaging middleware such as WebSphere MQ. By providing an application-centric view of MQ-connected environments, such a tool allows application administrators to work collaboratively with MQ administrators without displacing existing MQ monitoring tools. The result is an effective, seamless process for detecting, triaging, and diagnosing application performance issues in complex interconnected environments. Intended for Web application administrators, this article will discuss the core requirements for monitoring and managing the performance of WebSphere MQ-connected Web application environments and illustrate the advantages in having a single tool that can prov... (more)

DataPower Enhances Security and Performance for WebSphere MQ

(September 16, 2003) - The latest firmware release for the DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway and XA35 XML Accelerator network devices include support for IBM's WebSphere MQ (formerly MQ Series) protocol. This integration, achieved in part by establishing a technology licensing relationship with IBM Corporation, enables direct access to the XML acceleration and Web services security benefits of DataPower's XAN products from MQ Series applications. Support for MQ also makes it possible to use the XS40 XML Security Gateway as a wirespeed trusted gateway between internal MQ-based W... (more)

IBM Addresses SMBs with Latest WebSphere Integration Software

IBM has announced enhanced versions of its WebSphere business integration software to address the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Specifically, IBM announced new versions of its WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Business Integration (WBI) Server Express software. SMB is one of the largest and fastest growing opportunities in the IT industry, IBM says, pointing to IDC projections that SMBs will spend $360 billion on IT in 2005. The new version of WebSphere MQ helps reduce the costs of on-going support for manual coding and file transfer and point-to-point solutions to exc... (more)

Message-Driven Beans in WebSphere

With WebSphere Application server 5.0+ you can now add Message-Driven Beans (MDBs) to your WebSphere arsenal. These beans are handy for many processes. I recently had to write a MDB using MQ Series. WebSphere Application Server (WAS) 5.0 had the same functionality built-in, but I had a hard time learning how to use it. I also encountered some issues while configuring it to run in a load-balanced environment. First of all, there's no real way of balancing the load in a clustered environment for MDBs. All nodes in the cluster will fight for the messages as they enter the queue. Th... (more)

Nastel's Smart Plug-in for WebSphere MQ Available to HP Software Customers

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Nastel Technologies, a leading provider of performance monitoring and management software for integrated applications and an HP Platinum Partner, today announced that its Nastel AutoPilot WebSphere MQ (APWMQ) Smart Plug-in (SPI) for HP Software is available through HP, effective immediately. The Nastel SPI for WMQ has been certified by HP for its functionality and integration with HP Operations Management Software. The Nastel APWMQ SPI for HP extends the span of control of HP Software by enabling users to monitor and manage IBM WebSphere MQ... (more)

XebiaLabs Announces Deployit 1.3 GA With IBM WebSphere MQ Plugin and Maven Add-On

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/26/10 -- XebiaLabs, the deployment automation company for Java applications, today announced the general availability of Deployit 1.3, its award winning deployment automation solution, along with a new IBM WebSphere MQ plugin and Maven add-on. Tests have shown approximately a 95 percent reduction in errors for beta customers, helping IT departments stay 100 percent in control of every deployment process. Customers like KLM have already seen savings of up to $1 million per year by optimizing their deployments alone. The general availability of Dep... (more)