Click here to close now.

SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, AppDynamics Blog, Roger Strukhoff, Cloud Best Practices Network, Kevin Jackson

News Feed Item

Boundary Surpasses 400% YoY Growth in Processing of Massive IT Operations Performance Analytics in the Cloud

Big Data Startup Now Analyzing up to 2 Trillion Metrics per Day, With Over 500 Billion From AWS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/28/14 -- Boundary is processing an average of 1.5 trillion application and infrastructure performance metrics per day on behalf of its clients and has computed occasional daily bursts of over 2 trillion metrics. The daily average represents a 400% year-over-year increase driven by the growing needs of customers to deliver high quality application performance, find problems faster and avoid unplanned downtime. The fastest growing segment of data processed by Boundary, with more than 500 billion metrics per day (a 600% growth), comes from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and reflects clients' expanded use of and confidence in the cloud infrastructure for transitioning legacy enterprise applications and building new ones when paired with the unparalleled visibility Boundary provides.

Increased use of Boundary is happening because CIOs are under pressure to provide consistently high uptime for internal and public-facing applications. That puts IT Operations professionals in the position of having to know how applications and infrastructure are performing at all times, and the impact of change to their environments. Modern environments are much more complex than their predecessors, raising the degree of difficulty for IT Operations. So, they send more and more data to Boundary, which ingests, correlates and analyzes performance information on a second-by-second basis, giving IT Operations staff as well as the CIO the confidence they need to expand their use of AWS and similar services.

Ninety-nine percent of the metrics collected by Boundary's service are used to maintain a current baseline for expected business application and network performance, giving its clients strong statistics on normal business service behavior. This level of granularity enables customers to pinpoint and in some cases predict moments of risk that could jeopardize service delivery. Boundary empowers clients with actionable data by delivering the following capabilities:

  • On-premise and cloud infrastructure network flow metrics offering insight on the communication latency between services indicating risks to applications. This single source offers organizations the only SaaS solution with per-second resolution and history to help optimize their cloud-based applications.
  • Cloud adoption with confidence by helping organizations move to AWS and similar services with the same visibility they would expect to have for their on-premise applications.
  • Real-time metrics calculated and streamed to customers including bits/second (in/out), packets/second (in/out), round-trip times, out of order packets/second, re-transmits/second, and more.
  • A real-time application topology map showing all the nodes a network traffic routes across an IT infrastructure, updated to accurately reflect the current upstream and downstream impacts.
  • SaaS based means that organizations do not need to spend significant resources on scoping, procuring, deploying and maintaining hardware. As a result, clients have visibility on the first day with little to no risk.

"Boundary's real-time network layer topology has allowed us to provide instantaneous operational value for our AWS implementations," says Allen Shacklock, lead cloud architect at Scripps Networks Interactive, owner of brands such as the Food Network, HGTV and the Travel Channel. "The benefit of using a SaaS provider to visualize traffic patterns and identify problem areas quickly allows for teams to proactively solve issues without taking on additional management tasks."

"Managing a system running on AWS that supports 5000 TPS from 20+ million users is not a simple task," says Charles Chan, head of engineering at Wattpad. "Boundary makes it easy by giving us insight into what is going on at the AWS network layer in real-time. Whether it is Nginx, Elasticsearch or Redis, Boundary is able to identify any change in traffic pattern going in or come out of any particular node. If there is anything happening to our system, we are able to isolate the node that is causing the issue almost instantaneously, which means we are able to avoid issues before the majority of our users see them."

"Boundary has become our go-to instrument for seeing into the clouds," says Matt Mankins, CTO at Fast Company. "Boundary helps us sleep soundly. In the middle of a winter snowstorm, we got reports from our monitoring service that our site wasn't responding. Was it the weather? Was it Amazon EC2? Boundary helped us disambiguate and create a narrative from its charts to answer, 'What's going on?' (An intermediate network had a connectivity issue. We can sleep!). I've used Boundary graphs to explain our cloud-based app on more than one occasion. It's a great way to illustrate how our technology stack interacts - both now and historically. People of all technical levels can use the Boundary interface to help tell a story about 'what's going on.'"

"We're 100 percent in the cloud, so we had no way of monitoring the physical network," says Adam D'Amico, director of technical operations at Okta. "Previously, we could see very coarse statistics, but now we have an aggregated view and we can see fine-grained aspects of how the network is functioning. With Boundary, we can now identify specific application service traffic volumes, such as MySQL traffic and overall AWS health, so we can proactively size our cloud instances and handle peak demand."

"We've completely disrupted the legacy IT Operations software model," says Gary Read, CEO and president at Boundary. "To start, we've removed the need and cost of scoping, procuring, deploying and managing hardware that would typically consume countless hours and other valuable resources. We're giving free trials to customers and they're typically seeing millions of metrics and optimizing their applications in the first week. Most of the time spent fixing an application or infrastructure problem is focused on finding the source, and that's exactly where Boundary helps customers."

About Boundary
Boundary allows customers to monitor their entire IT environments from a single point of control and is uniquely designed to deal with challenges stemming from modern, highly distributed applications. Boundary's best-in-class enterprise event management service centralizes and correlates events, alerts and notifications from any source, enabling Ops/DevOps professionals to quickly see the total picture. Event management data is enriched by Boundary's ability to provide a real-time, all-the-time snapshot of the logical application topology. Boundary is privately held, based in Mountain View, and backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Scale Venture Partners. For more information on Boundary visit us on the web at www.boundary.com or on www.twitter.com/boundary.

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2504769

Boundary contact:
Kevin Wolf
TGPR
(650) 327-1641
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
There are lots of challenges in IoT around secure, scalable and business friendly infrastructure for enterprises. For large corporations, IoT implementations are one of the top priorities of the decade. All industries are seeing a competitive need to sustain by investing in IoT initiatives. The value addition comes from improved customer service, innovative product and additional revenue streams. The data from these IP-connected devices can be leveraged for a variety of business applica...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Column Technologies, a global technology solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Established in 1998, Column Technologies is a leader in application performance and infrastructure management for commercial and federal markets. The company is headquartered in the United States, with a diverse and talented team of more than 350 employees around th...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
WebRTC is an up-and-coming standard that enables real-time voice and video to be directly embedded into browsers making the browser a primary user interface for communications and collaboration. WebRTC runs in a number of browsers today and is currently supported in over a billion installed browsers globally, across a range of platform OS and devices. Today, organizations that choose to deploy WebRTC applications and use a host machine that supports audio through USB or Bluetooth can use Plantro...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ciqada will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ciqada™ makes it easy to connect your products to the Internet. By integrating key components - hardware, servers, dashboards, and mobile apps - into an easy-to-use, configurable system, your products can quickly and securely join the internet of things. With remote monitoring, control, and alert messaging capability, you will mee...
The best mobile applications are augmented by dedicated servers, the Internet and Cloud services. Mobile developers should focus on one thing: writing the next socially disruptive viral app. Thanks to the cloud, they can focus on the overall solution, not the underlying plumbing. From iOS to Android and Windows, developers can leverage cloud services to create a common cross-platform backend to persist user settings, app data, broadcast notifications, run jobs, etc. This session provide...
Chuck Piluso will present a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. Speaker Bio: Prior to Data Storage Corporation (DSC), Mr. Piluso founded North American Telecommunication Corporation, a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier licensed by the Public Service Commission in 10 states, serving as the company's chairman and president from 1997 to 2000. Between 1990 and 1997, Mr. Piluso served as chairman & founder of ...
Health care systems across the globe are under enormous strain, as facilities reach capacity and costs continue to rise. M2M and the Internet of Things have the potential to transform the industry through connected health solutions that can make care more efficient while reducing costs. In fact, Vodafone's annual M2M Barometer Report forecasts M2M applications rising to 57 percent in health care and life sciences by 2016. Lively is one of Vodafone's health care partners, whose solutions enable o...
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the...
Public Cloud IaaS started it's life in the developer and startup communities and has grown rapidly to a $20B+ industry, but it still pales in comparison to how much is spent worldwide on IT: $3.6 trillion. In fact, there are 8.6 million data centers worldwide, the reality is many small and medium sized business have server closets and colocation footprints filled with servers and storage gear. While on-premise environment virtualization may have peaked at 75%, the Public Cloud has lagged in ado...
Dave will share his insights on how Internet of Things for Enterprises are transforming and making more productive and efficient operations and maintenance (O&M) procedures in the cleantech industry and beyond. Speaker Bio: Dave Landa is chief operating officer of Cybozu Corp (kintone US). Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dave has been on the forefront of the Cloud revolution driving strategic business development on the executive teams of multiple leading Software as a Services (SaaS) ap...
As enterprises move to all-IP networks and cloud-based applications, communications service providers (CSPs) – facing increased competition from over-the-top providers delivering content via the Internet and independently of CSPs – must be able to offer seamless cloud-based communication and collaboration solutions that can scale for small, midsize, and large enterprises, as well as public sector organizations, in order to keep and grow market share. The latest version of Oracle Communications U...
ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure IaaS, today released its SDK for Ruby, written against the company's new RESTful API. The new SDK joins ProfitBricks' previously announced support for the popular multi-cloud open-source Fog project. This new Ruby SDK, which exposes advanced functionality to take advantage of ProfitBricks' simplicity and productivity, aligns with ProfitBricks' mission to provide a painless way to automate infrastructure in the cloud. Ruby is a genera...
Onset Technology, the creator of the OnPage App, is one of the local companies recognized as having enhanced the positive image of its organization through service to their customers and its community, while at the same time making the Waltham area a great place to live, work and play. Judit Sharon, Onset Technology CEO commented: "We are thankful for the recognition and very proud of our dedicated team and industry leading SaaS products. Knowing that Waltham is a globally recognized and high...
Database apps on mobile devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Bradley Holt, a Developer Advocate for IBM Cloudant, will discuss how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again), whenever an Internet connection is available. He will demonstrate techniques for replicating cloud databases with mobile devices in order to build offline-enabled mobile apps that can provide a better,...