Boundary recently released figures on its significant growth in IT operations analytic processing. In the past year, the company’s platform has experienced 400% growth and now processes 1.5 trillion daily metrics. Given this milestone, it seemed like a good time to hear directly from Boundary’s CEO, and find out what makes Boundary unique, how it got to this point, and where it’s going next.
Gary, can you give us a little background on why Boundary was invented and what problem it is intended to solve?
I hear many people say that “monitoring sucks” and, while I wouldn’t say it exactly like that, I can certainly understand where they are coming from. For those who manage today’s applications and infrastructures, I think the real issue is that existing monitoring/ITOM tools were created for a very different era of computing. When these tools were architected, we didn’t have the cloud with its elasticity, we didn’t have companies making hundreds of code changes and thousands of infrastructure changes to their production environment every day, and we didn’t have the kind of large-scale, highly distributed systems approach that is being used to build today’s modern applications.
Therefore, we understood that a new approach was needed and we decided to take a “data-first” approach. This meant that we’d architect and build a system to collect as much data as we could, as often as we could, and then process that data as fast as we could. We also...
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