AppFirst Selected by CloudSigma as Cloud Monitoring Solution

New York, Monday 2 August 2010 AppFirst, the only provider of real-time, proactive monitoring solutions, today announces its selection as CloudSigma’s cloud monitoring solution. The company delivers the first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based application aware infrastructure performance monitoring solution that provides unique visibility into an entire application – regardless of language, application type or location (cloud, physical or virtual servers). The AppFirst CloudSigma partnership enables IT organizations running in the cloud to benefit from cloud price/performance while ensuring their applications are delivering the response time requirements of end users.

CloudSigma engaged in an extensive search for a monitoring solution to offer their cloud customers. CloudSigma’s open platform allows users to install any operating system and applications. This requires a monitoring solution that can be deployed in any number of computing environments. Additionally, cloud computing has unique properties thereby leading to specific cloud related criteria such as fast set up and ease of deployment. During the evaluation CloudSigma experienced AppFirst’s ability to deliver comprehensive, real-time performance data within minutes of installation regardless application type.

“Our customers are taking servers up and down often and are running business critical applications so we needed a monitoring solution that could span the spectrum of fast and simple to set up and comprehensive,” said Patrick Baillie, CEO for CloudSigma. “From the moment we began our evaluation we were very impressed with the AppFirst solution.”

“Visibility into how applications are performing in the cloud is key to cloud adoption,” said David Roth, CEO and co-founder for AppFirst. “The CloudSigma team has demonstrated leadership in the field with its recognition of this and its selection of AppFirst, which we are very proud of.”

Beginning immediately when users sign up for 14-day free trials on either the AppFirst or CloudSigma’s websites they will be offered the opportunity to automatically start a free trial of the other vendor’s offering. Integration also enables customers to start monitoring their CloudSigma server at any time or instantly create a CloudSigma server with monitoring enabled.

About AppFirst, Inc.
AppFirst delivers a SaaS-based application aware infrastructure performance management solution uniquely providing IT operations complete visibility into the behavior and performance of applications across the entire application stack, regardless of language, application type or location (cloud, physical or virtual servers). Visibility into the executing application enables proactive monitoring to drive down cost of operations, see changes before they become problems and reduce customer churn. Founded in 2009, AppFirst is a New York City-based company venture backed by FirstMark Capital and First Round Capital. More information is available at www.appfirst.com.

About CloudSigma AG
CloudSigma AG, based in Zürich, Switzerland provides a pure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform offering high security, flexible cloud computing. Our innovative web console as well as API are designed to make cloud computing and cloud hosting straightforward. High availability redundant infrastructure is backed up by a generous Service Level Agreement that covers not only availability but also performance.

Press Contact
Pamela Roussos
pamela@appfirst.com
+1 206 696 1846

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About Robert Jenkins

Robert is a Co-Founder and CEO of CloudSigma along with his long-time friend Patrick Baillie. Robert & Patrick had a vision for a different style of cloud focused around customer requirements not computing frameworks created by the service provider; an open environment where end-users could define their infrastructure in a highly flexible way with little or no restrictions, just like they were used to doing in their own private environments. Their shared vision was the genesis of CloudSigma in 2009 in Zürich, Switzerland and as with many great things, it began life sketched out on a napkin! Robert previously has experience in early stage venture capital and corporate finance in the City of London. Robert is a graduate in Economics from Cambridge University.