Nastel Technologies says that it can get developers up and running for user acceptance testing without having to provision servers.

The company has made its AutoPilot M6 application performance monitoring suite available as a virtual appliance running on a guest Linux operating system. AutoPilot M6, AutoPilot for Middleware and TransactionWorks application performance monitoring governance policies will be available in preconfigured VMware images.

Developers can more quickly have a monitoring system pre-adjusted with policies to determine baseline application performance, said vice president of marketing and product management Charles Rich in late June when the virtual appliance was announced. “They want a reasonable expectation for performance in production so they can understand when there is a flaw,” he said.

On-premise installations of performance-monitoring solutions, he said, may require organizations to purchase more or new hardware.

The AutoPilot M6 Suite provides transaction monitoring with infrastructure and subsystem management capabilities for IBM WebSphere Business Integrator, Java EE applications, Microsoft BizTalk and SQL Server, Oracle Database, and TIBCO EMS.

Pricing is identical to Nastel’s on-premise installations and is based on the number of CPU cores being monitored.