|By Marketwired .||
|May 8, 2014 07:30 AM EDT||
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/14 -- Boundary has released major new capabilities that will significantly help any organization running modern IT infrastructures to improve the performance and availability of their applications. With Boundary, organizations find problems that are simply invisible to other solutions, hidden in averages and one-minute sampling. Boundary's new release adds a wealth of server performance metrics to the solution, all delivered with one second resolution, giving unprecedented and instant visibility into how the infrastructure is affecting the application. Boundary is the only solution that brings together application health, infrastructure performance and events/configuration changes, all in context of real-time application topology and all in real-time. In addition, Boundary has released rich and flexible multi-channel notification capabilities, a new and powerful integrated collaboration function, and extended support for other event sources including SNMP, Syslog and email.
"Organizations are investing heavily to establish competitive advantages by deploying next-generation applications, infrastructure and processes, also known as Web-Scale IT, that may include technologies such as cloud, NoSQL databases, API-driven SOAs and processes such as Agile Development, DevOps, and Continuous Integration/Deployment. But they are discovering that legacy IT monitoring solutions are blind to the problems that arise rapidly and unexpectedly in these dynamic, highly distributed environments. Because of this, they are simply unaware of the warning signs that lead to outages and they often find out about issues from their customers," said Boundary CEO Gary Read. "With today's announcement, we have effectively made all previous monitoring tools redundant. They will soon be consigned to the history books of technology. Legacy IT monitoring tools are the slide rules to the Boundary digital calculator, totally defunct and obsolete. With users demanding highly responsive applications, attempting to depend on prehistoric once-a-minute or worse sampling periods for monitoring will cost you money, customers and probably your job."
As written by Gartner analysts Jonah Kowall and Cameron Haight in the December 6, 2013, Building a Modern APM Architecture for the World of Web-Scale IT, "The data collected by many conventional monitoring solutions lacks the granularity and contextual enrichment needed to improve Web-scale decision making."
"There is an acute and large market need for monitoring solutions like Boundary that deliver high frequency metrics across application health and infrastructure and events, and do so with full application context and topology," said Bernd Harzog, Analyst, Performance and Capacity Management - The Virtualization Practice. "Customers who are building modern applications just won't succeed in delivering high levels of performance and availability with the outdated monitoring tools and frameworks of the past."
All the metrics all the time
The first of the new capabilities enables Boundary to collect, process and provide insights into over 80 new metrics representing the performance of the server instances and the infrastructure and to do so on a second-by-second basis. This is in addition to its unique capability to collect the application flow data in real-time showing the health of the application. Boundary has cracked the code on being able to continuously collect an enormous amount of performance metrics with very low overhead and to process them all "in-stream," giving insights that are virtually real-time. This is critical for modern environments where DevOps needs to understand the outliers and anomalies that coarsely sampled data just cannot see. Boundary is also delivering a brand new anomaly detection capability that will allow customers to be auto-alerted to outliers for any metric by using minimum, maximum, average or sum at many different intervals from one second all the way to 12 hours.
Social collaboration meets IT Operations
Boundary also changes the speed and effectiveness of how teams work together to solve problems by delivering an embedded collaboration capability. Inspired by activity feeds popularized by Twitter and Facebook, Boundary lets users collaborate to resolve issues by exchanging messages inside Boundary, adding comments and knowledge to issues, and tracking each other's activity. Messages can be posted globally within the customer or can be associated directly with a specific IT event.
Boundary also makes it easy to track messages that involve specific users. With the collaboration view, they can mention other users with the familiar @username syntax popularized by Twitter. When a user is mentioned in a message they will be automatically notified both from within the Boundary user interface and externally via email in case they are not logged in.
Boundary also enables easy sharing of information during the troubleshooting process, by allowing users to quickly share links in the collaboration view. For example, a user may link to a run-book article that describes ways to resolve a specific issue. All messages and their links are archived for future reference and searching.
The right info to the right people at the right time in the right way
Boundary also includes a robust multi-channel notification capability integrated directly with its event management and monitoring. Boundary enables users to specify notification rules based a variety of criteria enabling different notifications to happen for different issues together with escalation paths when problems are not resolved. Teams are defined so that notifications are sent to different groups ensuring everyone relevant is copied on the issue. Once notified, the team can work on solving the problem together by using the collaboration capabilities, irrespective of where they are located.
Users also have the ability to customize how they want to be notified, whether by email, SMS and/or voice calls and messages can be automatically escalated based on user-defined rules. For example, an IT operator may want to be notified first by email and then by a voice call two minutes later if they don't acknowledge the email. This assures each person can choose the types of notifications that work best for him or her and reduces the likelihood of an important message being missed or lost.
Upon receiving a notification, users can acknowledge or close the event using any of the available communication protocols including SMS or voice. Acknowledging events is as simple as clicking a link or replying to a SMS message. Every acknowledgement is automatically updated in the Boundary event console.
"We are very excited about Boundary's new notification and collaboration capabilities," said Doug Miller, president and CEO at The Brightworks Group. "We just can't keep using old processes and tools in a new agile and changing environment. We need to be able to find, diagnose and solve problems in context, with relevant and real-time data at our fingertips. Boundary takes us from end-to-end with easy and modern collaboration."
Extended visibility for event management
A cornerstone of Operations is being able to correctly integrate, normalize, prioritize, correlate and provide visibility of the multitude of events that occur across different systems. Boundary's event management capability, which has been proven to scale to millions of events, now contains additional generic adapter options that include Syslog, SNMP and email adapters. Boundary provides customers with free access to its adapters and the library continues to grow as new contributions are made.
Boundary provides a Unified Monitoring solution for Web-Scale IT that allows customers to monitor their entire application infrastructure from a single solution and improve application availability and performance. It is designed to deal with the challenges stemming from modern highly distributed, cloud based applications by combining high frequency performance metrics collection and analysis with its unique understanding of the real-time application topology. Boundary is privately held, based in Mountain View, CA and backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Adams Street Partners and Triangle Peak Partners. For more information on Boundary visit us on the web at www.boundary.com or on www.twitter.com/boundary.
"delaPlex is a software development company. We do team-based outsourcing development," explained Mark Rivers, COO and Co-founder of delaPlex Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jun. 28, 2016 07:30 PM EDT Reads: 389
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
Jun. 28, 2016 07:15 PM EDT Reads: 317
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
Jun. 28, 2016 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 329
There are several IoTs: the Industrial Internet, Consumer Wearables, Wearables and Healthcare, Supply Chains, and the movement toward Smart Grids, Cities, Regions, and Nations. There are competing communications standards every step of the way, a bewildering array of sensors and devices, and an entire world of competing data analytics platforms. To some this appears to be chaos. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, Bradley Holt, Developer Advocate a...
Jun. 28, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 900
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Jun. 28, 2016 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,140
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to imp...
Jun. 28, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 826
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
Jun. 28, 2016 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 963
Connected devices and the industrial internet are growing exponentially every year with Cisco expecting 50 billion devices to be in operation by 2020. In this period of growth, location-based insights are becoming invaluable to many businesses as they adopt new connected technologies. Knowing when and where these devices connect from is critical for a number of scenarios in supply chain management, disaster management, emergency response, M2M, location marketing and more. In his session at @Th...
Jun. 28, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,163
Basho Technologies has announced the latest release of Basho Riak TS, version 1.3. Riak TS is an enterprise-grade NoSQL database optimized for Internet of Things (IoT). The open source version enables developers to download the software for free and use it in production as well as make contributions to the code and develop applications around Riak TS. Enhancements to Riak TS make it quick, easy and cost-effective to spin up an instance to test new ideas and build IoT applications. In addition to...
Jun. 28, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 513
When people aren’t talking about VMs and containers, they’re talking about serverless architecture. Serverless is about no maintenance. It means you are not worried about low-level infrastructural and operational details. An event-driven serverless platform is a great use case for IoT. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Animesh Singh, an STSM and Lead for IBM Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, will detail how to build a distributed serverless, polyglot, microservices framework using open source tec...
Jun. 28, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 461
Apixio Inc. has raised $19.3 million in Series D venture capital funding led by SSM Partners with participation from First Analysis, Bain Capital Ventures and Apixio’s largest angel investor. Apixio will dedicate the proceeds toward advancing and scaling products powered by its cognitive computing platform, further enabling insights for optimal patient care. The Series D funding comes as Apixio experiences strong momentum and increasing demand for its HCC Profiler solution, which mines unstruc...
Jun. 28, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 415
IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increased per-unit margins. However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, “IoT project implementers often ...
Jun. 28, 2016 09:45 AM EDT Reads: 451
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his Day 2 Keynote at @ThingsExpo, Henrik Kenani Dahlgren, Portfolio Marketing Manager at Ericsson, discussed how to plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change t...
Jun. 28, 2016 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,305
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Jun. 28, 2016 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,235
Presidio has received the 2015 EMC Partner Services Quality Award from EMC Corporation for achieving outstanding service excellence and customer satisfaction as measured by the EMC Partner Services Quality (PSQ) program. Presidio was also honored as the 2015 EMC Americas Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year and 2015 Mid-Market East Partner of the Year. The EMC PSQ program is a project-specific survey program designed for partners with Service Partner designations to solicit customer feedbac...
Jun. 28, 2016 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 485
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
Jun. 28, 2016 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,355
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
Jun. 26, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,355
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
Jun. 26, 2016 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,266
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
Jun. 26, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,319
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Jun. 26, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,403