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Engine Yard Partners with AppFirst for Monitoring and Alerting Solution

AppFirst, the leading provider of SaaS 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 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’ application performance.

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 performance issues.

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 Technology

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.

About AppFirst

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. Follow us on Twitter or subscribe to the AppFirst blog to stay up-to-date on the latest AppFirst news.

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