monitoring

  • SignalFX Emerges From Stealth To Modernize Cloud Application Monitoring

    SignalFX Emerges From Stealth To Modernize Cloud Application Monitoring

    SignalFx, a cloud application monitoring company designed to help customers visualize issues and work at Web scale, came out of stealth today revealing two previously unannounced funding rounds and launching their product publicly for the first time totaling $28.5 million. The first round was in March 2013 for $8.5 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Ben Horowitz joined their board. The… Read More

  • Investors Throw Datadog A $31M Bone

    Investors Throw Datadog A $31M Bone

    Datadog, a cloud service that helps customers monitor infrastructure and software, whether all in the cloud or a hybrid on-premises-cloud environment, announced $31M in Series C funding today. The round was led by Index Ventures with help from RTP Ventures, OpenView Venture Partners and what they referred to as “other equity holders.” Index and OpenView helped fund the Series… Read More

  • Google Opens Its Cloud Monitoring Service To All Developers On Its Platform

    Google Opens Its Cloud Monitoring Service To All Developers On Its Platform

    Last year, Google acquired the cloud monitoring service Stackdriver. Within weeks, Google had launched a private beta of its own cloud monitoring service based on Stackdriver’s technology and now — eight months later — everybody on Google’s Cloud Platform can finally use this new service. As the name implies, Google Cloud Monitoring  lets developers access… Read More

  • BigPanda Wants To Bring Order To IT Alerts Madness

    BigPanda Wants To Bring Order To IT Alerts Madness

    Today we have monitoring tools generating logs and logs of data flowing into our data centers, letting us know everything that’s happening down to a detailed level. That’s a good thing, right? Not necessarily, because the more information we need to sift through, the more overwhelming it becomes and the more impossible it becomes for humans to track. BigPanda asserts that it can… Read More

  • Crittercism App Monitoring Tool Surfaces Most Important Business Issues First

    Crittercism App Monitoring Tool Surfaces Most Important Business Issues First

    Crittercism, a mobile app monitoring company, announced a new tool today called Transactions that lets customers monitor mobile apps and surface issues most critical to the business first. Crittercism CEO Andrew Levy says up until now, the tool could tell you that there was a problem and how many people it was affecting, but he says that doesn’t always tell the whole story. Numbers alone… Read More

  • ScienceLogic Launches App Store To Share Customized Monitoring Apps

    ScienceLogic Launches App Store To Share Customized Monitoring Apps

    ScienceLogic announced a new App Store today that enables customers and third parties to create  and share customized apps for the ScienceLogic platform. ScienceLogic is a cloud service that lets IT pros monitor every aspect of their IT infrastructure whether it’s in the cloud or on premises, getting right down to the data center infrastructure management layer if… Read More

  • Mention Becomes A Full-Fledged Media Monitoring Tool With Buffer Integration

    Mention Becomes A Full-Fledged Media Monitoring Tool With Buffer Integration

    French startup Mention just received an important update that should make it more compelling to its user base. Whenever Mention users receive a new alert, they can share it on their social channels using Buffer, lining up status updates to share later. As a reminder, Mention is a media monitoring tool that works a lot like Google Alerts with a web interface to skim through your alerts. It… Read More

  • Stackdriver Adds Automation Tools And Endpoint Checks To Its AWS Monitoring Solution

    Stackdriver Adds Automation Tools And Endpoint Checks To Its AWS Monitoring Solution

    Stackdriver, a monitoring service for Amazon Web Services, is adding a number of policy-driven automation features to its platform today. Instead of just getting alerts when there are issues, users can now also decided how to fix these without having to manually start and stop servers. In addition, Stackdriver is also today launched the ability to monitor endpoints like websites and… Read More

  • Stackdriver Raises $10M Series B Round, Launches Its AWS Monitoring Solution Out Of Beta

    Stackdriver Raises $10M Series B Round, Launches Its AWS Monitoring Solution Out Of Beta

    Stackdriver, a monitoring service for cloud-based applications, today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series B round led by Flybridge Capital Partners, with participation by existing investor Bain Capital Ventures and a number of angel investors. Last year, the Boston-based company raised a $5 million Series A round and today’s new round, the company’s co-founders Izzy… Read More

  • Y Combinator-Backed Errplane Launches Comprehensive Performance Monitoring And Alert Service For Web Apps

    Y Combinator-Backed Errplane Launches Comprehensive Performance Monitoring And Alert Service For Web Apps

    Errplane, a new Y Combinator-backed service for monitoring performance, uptime and errors for any type of web application, has officially launched its service. Currently, Errplane argues, developers need a number of different services like New Relic, Pingdom and Airbrake to effectively monitor their apps. Errplane unifies all of these functions into one single service, because, as the… Read More

  • Healthrageous Lands $6.5M To Help You Take Control Of Your Health (With Data)

    Healthrageous Lands $6.5M To Help You Take Control Of Your Health (With Data)

    Founded in 2010, Boston-based Healthrageous has developed a platform that helps individuals, employers, health providers and everyone in between, to prevent and manage chronic health conditions. The startup’s platform collects biometric data from users various health-tracking devices, which it combines with information on their personal preferences to assist in setting goals, action… Read More

  • A Peek At Facebook’s Insanely Awesome Monitoring Tool Claspin

    A Peek At Facebook’s Insanely Awesome Monitoring Tool Claspin

    Facebook engineer Sean Lynch has built a mind-blowing, custom server-monitoring tool for the company that uses heat mapping to keep tabs on a huge number of servers at a glance. Lynch is part of the cache performance team at Facebook. When things go wrong he needs to know quickly whether problems are being caused by caching or something else. Off the shelf monitoring tools just weren’t… Read More

  • Playing both sides: Nokia sold monitoring equipment to Iran

    Nokia Siemens makes lots of mobile networking gear. Most of it provides the connectivity we use every day. But they also make and sell equipment to monitor that connectivity. Such devices are required in the U.S. and much of Europe for law enforcement purposes, and Nokia no doubt makes a pretty penny selling this monitoring equipment to various governments. New details have emerged recently… Read More

  • T-Mobile lets your parents control your phone


    T-Mobile announced its new ‘Family Allowances’ service, to promote ‘responsible’ use of cell phones by children, or whoever’s phone you are paying for. Available starting in August, the new service allows parents to easily control and how their family members use their T-Mobile phones and service. Using the online tool, parents can set and change limits for… Read More

  • Nielsen Now Tracks Your Cellphone Habits

    You may already be familiar with Nielsen, the company that tracks and monitors TV viewing habits. Only they don’t want to be known for just that anymore. No, they want a piece of that sweet, up and coming cellphone business. So it purchased a company—Telephia—in order to track and monitor cellphone use. With Telephia’s technology now its own, Nielsen will be able to… Read More