SOURCE: Boundary


July 10, 2012 08:47 ET

Boundary Nets $15M to Accelerate the Future of IT Monitoring and Management

Scale Venture Partners Leads B Round, Rory O'Driscoll Joins Boundary Board

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - Boundary has raised $15 million to accelerate its pursuit of revolutionizing IT management. Scale Venture Partners led the B round and existing investor, Lightspeed Venture Partners, also participated. The funds will be used to further scale the business to capitalize on a massive shift underway in IT environments, which demand a new approach to monitoring and management. Three months after launching its application monitoring service, Boundary is tracking 23 billion records per day, and expects to hit half a trillion by 2013.

"The shift to a cloud-based architecture is unfolding across every area of IT, and as expected, becoming a huge disruptor for systems management software," said Rory O'Driscoll, managing director with ScaleVP. "Boundary has executed on this huge market opportunity with precision, getting a superior product to market and establishing traction with a growing list of tech-savvy customers, including some of our portfolio companies. I'm excited to be an investor and to work with Gary, Cliff and the team as they scale up."

Organizations running their businesses on open source, big data and cloud environments must rethink IT monitoring to cope with constant change that has become the norm. This reality has caused rapid growth in the distributed application performance monitoring and network management markets. A recent Gartner report stated that more than $18 billion was spent on IT operations management software in 2011, a $1.5 billion increase over spending in 2010. Boundary has distinguished itself by making monitoring effective, affordable and compatible with modern IT architectures.

"Consumers expect cloud apps to work well all the time. In this environment, traditional monitoring systems, with their sample/test/alert approach, are not good enough," said Gary Read, CEO at Boundary. "Boundary is the only vendor whose system was built for the cloud, monitors performance every second, and delivers actionable insights to users." 

Many different types and sizes of companies use Boundary, but they all have one thing in common: they care about providing customers with an "always-on" experience. Unlike its competitors, Boundary has the ability to spot the early warning signs of potential system problems, and resolve them before they impact customers.

Scale Venture Partners has a successful track record of investment. With $900 million under management, the firm has backed successful cloud and SaaS startups, including Box, DocuSign, ExactTarget, FrontBridge Technologies, HubSpot, Omniture, RingCentral, Scale Computing, uTest and Vitrue. Managing director Rory O'Driscoll, who has joined the Boundary board, was named to the Forbes Midas List in 2012 and was also named one of the "power players" of venture capital by AlwaysOn in 2011 and 2012.

"Boundary is bringing the transformative power of Big Data technology to the IT monitoring market," said John Vrionis, Managing Director at Lightspeed Venture Partners and Boundary board member. "We're proud to be founding investors in Boundary, and look forward to continuing to support the company's world class team in building the leading next-generation solution."

"We are excited that Lightspeed has increased its holding in Boundary and that Rory has joined our board," said Read. "With support from great partners like Scale VP and Lightspeed, who understand this huge opportunity, we will build a company that sets the new standard for how all organizations measure and monitor IT."

About Scale Venture Partners
Scale Venture Partners (ScaleVP) invests in high-growth technology companies with a focus on SaaS, Cloud, Mobile and Internet sectors. With a proven track record and market-specific expertise, ScaleVP is a strategic partner in helping entrepreneurs and management teams scale their business and grow into long-term companies that matter. Founded in 2000, the firm has $900 million under management and is currently investing Scale Venture Partners III. Representative investments include: Box, BrightRoll, DocuSign, Everyday Health, ExactTarget (ET), HubSpot, NComputing, Omniture, RingCentral and Vitrue.

ScaleVP is located in Foster City, California. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook at

About Lightspeed Venture Partners
Lightspeed Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion of committed capital under management. Lightspeed's investment professionals and advisors are located in Silicon Valley, India, Israel and China with Lightspeed China Partners. Over the past two decades, the Lightspeed team has backed more than 200 companies, many of which have become leaders in their respective markets, including Blue Nile, Brocade, Calista, Ciena, DoubleClick, eHealth, Fusion-io, Growth Networks, Informatica, Kiva Software, Kosmix, Link-A-Media, LivingSocial, Lucky Pai, Maker Communications, Playdom, Pliant, Provigent, Riverbed Technology, Solazyme, TutorVista, Virsa Systems, Waveset, and XtremIO. For more information, visit the Lightspeed website:

About Boundary
Boundary enables organizations running cloud applications to deliver continuous quality of service and enhance their operational agility. Unlike traditional monitoring solutions, Boundary believes in collecting all the data by the second, providing critical, real-time application insights for dynamic infrastructures. Boundary is a privately-held company based in San Francisco, California with venture funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Scale Venture Partners.

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