Boundary Launches Central Intelligence Service for Modern IT Operations Management
May 08, 2013
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Boundary has combined real-time data streaming, third-party alerts and events, and sophisticated analytics to deliver a central intelligence service for modern IT operations management.

The new service analyzes and correlates per-second application traffic “chatter” with inputs from AppDynamics, AWS CloudWatch, Jenkins, Nagios, Opscode, Pingdom, Puppet Labs, Splunk and others, to provide IT operations teams with early warnings on application and cloud failures.

Boundary users can now monitor their entire IT environments from a single cloud-based dashboard that is updated every second, improving business agility and reducing management costs.

Boundary is fast becoming a key player in the $7 billion IT operations management market, which legacy vendors dominated until modern applications and infrastructures ushered in a new breed of technologies, solutions and providers. Boundary’s service, which launched one year ago, is now used by 90+ paying customers including Gilt Groupe, GitHub, Life360, Okta and StumbleUpon. Over 1,000 other companies are using a free version of the service. Boundary is ingesting more than 7TB of application data daily.

Boundary has added many new features the past several months. It now delivers the following capabilities:

- Early Warnings – Boundary has focused on finding previously undetectable problems. Its algorithms are used to forecast application behavior and provide early warnings when anomalies occur at any level (node, app tier, custom group, etc.).

- Consolidated Event Management Service – Early warnings surfaced by Boundary are combined with events/alerts from third-party products and appear in context of application dependencies. Boundary has created a pre-built library of event adapters and provides open REST APIs and an email interface for any others. Boundary’s event management service offers capabilities such as de-duplication of events, auto closing of restoral events, simple operations workflow and powerful filtering and searching across all layers.

- Centralized Operations Dashboard – A new, graphical dashboard provides a single view of complex applications and infrastructure across an organization’s entire hybrid IT environment, including color-coded warning signals, comprehensive event console for active and recent activities, and performance graphs for providing a now vs. then application and infrastructure behavior comparison.

- Application Topology Mapping – Boundary provides application discovery and dependency mapping with real-time updates and per-second data collection.

- Per-second Data Streams – An always-on streaming engine ingests massive volumes of data pertinent to modern IT operations. Boundary provides analytics required for proactive, immediate problem identification and resolution. More than metrics, Boundary delivers alerts and insights on third-party events.

“There is a massive shift taking place in the IT world from traditional data centers and fixed environments to cloud infrastructure and highly-distributed applications,” said Gary Read, CEO at Boundary. “Legacy solutions for IT operations management are woefully inadequate for enabling this change. We are the first company to deliver a fully-integrated cloud service for managing the total performance of a company’s IT infrastructure and applications. Using vast amounts of data, Boundary can peer deeply into a company’s environment and instantly understand its health in current and historical context, helping IT promote business agility in ways it couldn’t do before.”

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