NEW YORK, NY – September 10, 2012 – AppFirst, the next-generation SaaS application management system, today announced the immediate availability of its new DevOps Dashboard, an application performance monitoring solution providing all roles within an organization a clear, unified status view of infrastructure, applications and business metrics. AppFirst captures the most detailed information ever collected from an entire application stack, and with the new DevOps Dashboard anyone within an organization can proactively and quickly troubleshoot problems, stay on top of what’s happening with systems and business metrics in real time, and quickly communicate with the rest of the organization.
Powerful New Features Deliver Real-Time Visibility
AppFirst collects millions of infrastructure, application and business metrics that are aggregated and correlated in a single big data repository that eliminates the need for users to look for data in multiple places. Data is collected continuously to provide customers with unprecedented visibility into their entire infrastructure and every application running in production, bringing overall system management to a whole new level.
The new DevOps Dashboard also includes AppFirst’s ability to auto-detect application stacks and configure data collection from the relevant sources to deliver a customized dashboard specific to the user’s environment — all automatically, with no extra effort required.
A new smart threshold capability is also extremely intuitive and saves customers valuable time; AppFirst now learns over time what is “normal” for a user’s business metrics and delivers alerts when metrics shift one standard deviation from normal levels.
The new DevOps Dashboard is also easily customized to provide the specific data critical to any role, whether it’s executives, DevOps, or IT operations.
“By implementing AppFirst, we’re able to get an at-a-glance view of how we are doing from a business perspective as well as infrastructure and applications perspective,” said Christian Berczely, Vice President of Engineering of Intelligize. “The way we measure success is by having all of our customers logging into our system and searching SEC filings, annual reports and many other data sources. We use AppFirst to gain visibility into these key activities and to ensure our customers are experiencing good performance in the process.”
The DevOps Dashboard is SaaS-based so it’s up and running quickly, and is viewable on a monitor or TV screen. A free edition is available immediately at www.appfirst.com, and an online demo is available here.
“AppFirst has its finger on the pulse of today’s IT organizations and the increasingly critical intersection of IT application services and business outcomes,” said Dennis Drogseth, Vice President of industry analyst and consulting firm EMA. “In today’s globally competitive market, application service development and production-level performance need to be cohesively compacted in response to changing business expectations and business demands. AppFirst is delivering an innovative and valuable approach to bridging the technology and cultural gaps between development, production and their most critical application customers.”
Powered by the AppFirst Engine – Collects Millions of Metrics with Minimal Overhead
The new SaaS-based DevOps Dashboard is powered by AppFirst’s engine which collects, aggregates and correlates all of an organization’s data sources, from logs and StatsD to Nagios plug-ins and millions of process metrics. With this knowledge it provides unprecedented visibility into critical, top-line business metrics, all in a single repository, allowing everyone in an organization to see what’s happening real-time with the business and the underlying infrastructure that powers it.
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. The real-time metrics are then correlated with other data sources to provide the most comprehensive and granular visibility into servers and apps, 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 collectors work with any language or application component and can be configured to collect and upload data as often as a user desires. The collection activity minimally impacts performance by one percent or less.
Pricing and Availability
The DevOps Dashboard is available immediately. AppFirst continues to offer its “Three for Free” Developer Edition, a no-cost option for customers who are running three or fewer servers. There are two plans offered — the Standard Edition for $15 per server per month and the Pro Edition for $25 per server per month. The plans differ in the amount of data collected and length of time it is stored. A 14-day free trial is available and can be signed up for at www.appfirst.com. For more information, call 1.800.782.2181.