|[February 28, 2013]
Engine Yard Partners with AppFirst for Monitoring and Alerting Solution
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
AppFirst, the leading provider of SaaS (News - Alert) based application management
solutions, announced today that Engine Yard, the leading
Platform as a Service (PaaS) has chosen AppFirst
for its application monitoring and alerting solution. AppFirst's
collectors will be installed on all Engine Yard servers to deliver the
highest level of support, operations and long-term value to its
customers. Through AppFirst's beautiful, yet simple dashboard, customers
will have access to a unified view of their infrastructure, applications
and business metrics.
In evaluating several different vendors and Open Source (News - Alert) solutions,
AppFirst provided a strong fit to Engine Yard's needs including
collecting metric, log, alert and security information from every server
Engine Yard customers are running on. AppFirst provides a deep and
instant view into customers' infrastructure and application layer. This
enables Engine Yard to give customers full-stack visibility to pinpoint
problems quickly and plan optimizations.
"This partnership brings AppFirst's strong history of providing deep
insight into application performance together with Engine Yard's
passionate commitment for delivering world class service and support to
their customers," said David Roth, CEO of AppFirst.
"Our customers trust us to ensure their applications run at peak
performance," said Bill Platt, SVP of Operations at Engine Yard.
"AppFirst provides us with a strong solution for our monitoring and
alerting needs. By being able to help resolve issues before they affect
our customers, we deliver the world class application support that
developers have come to expect from Engine Yard."
By using AppFirst, Engine Yard can collect over 100 health and
operations metrics including, but not limited to metrics about CPU,
memory, disk and network on a server-wide, as well as per-process level.
AppFirst also enables collection and monitoring of system logs, Nagios
checks and enhanced StatsD metrics. This allows users to quickly
troubleshoot problems, stay on top of what's happening with their
systems in real time, and quickly communicate with the rest of the
organization. With this knowledge, Engine Yard Support can quickly
resolve performance issues without impacting its customers' applicatin
In addition, AppFirst has the ability to overlay time series data from
multiple sources, including application, server, Nagios and log data,
all in a single graph. Graphs can be customized to include data from a
particular time of day, a particular server or even a whole group of
servers. The correlation capabilities provide easy visualization of any
abnormal behaviors, and the ability to delve into the root cause of any
AppFirst's customizable dashboard delivers a unified view of customers'
infrastructure, application and business metrics. Widgets display time
series views of metrics from applications, systems and StatsD to provide
a quick view of overall health.
The AppFirst Add-on is available to Engine Yard customers via the Engine
Yard Add-ons Program, delivering full stack visibility and allowing
them to pinpoint problems quickly and plan optimizations.
AppFirst's powerful and flexible big data platform delivers a whole new
level of real-time visibility. Its unique, patent-pending collection
technology continuously extracts deep data from within every
application, component and running process on every server, virtual
machine and cloud instance in a user's environment. These unique metrics
are moved to AppFirst's big data platform, along with other data sources
collected, such as log files, Nagios, Windows performance counters and
StatsD; and stored in a single repository. From there, they are
correlated to provide the most comprehensive and granular visibility
into servers and applications, and can be seen side-by-side with
business metrics for full visibility of the impact of system and
application behavior on the business.
AppFirst is the leading developer of powerful yet simple application
monitoring solutions, providing DevOps
professionals and Tech Execs full-stack visibility into systems,
applications and business
metrics. The company's SaaS-based DevOps
Dashboard is powered by a flexible big
data platform that collects, analyzes and correlates numerous data
sources, delivered to a configurable dashboard, allowing users to easily
monitor information important to an organization and to quickly
troubleshoot problems. Founded in 2009, AppFirst is a New York
City-based company venture backed by FirstMark Capital, First Round
Capital, Javelin Partners and Safeguard Scientifics. For more
information, visit http://www.appfirst.com.
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