SOURCE: Boundary


April 03, 2012 09:00 ET

Brian NeSmith Named to Boundary Board of Directors

Former CEO of Blue Coat Systems Joins Boundary's Board, Lauds Company's "All the Data All the Time" Approach to Monitor Big Data Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - Boundary™, provider of monitoring solutions for big data applications, today announced that noted entrepreneur Brian NeSmith, formerly CEO of Blue Coat Systems, has joined the company's board of directors. NeSmith joins Boundary co-founder Cliff Moon, Boundary CEO Gary Read, and John Vrionis of Lightspeed Venture Partners on the company's board.

"Boundary is at the forefront of the Big Data revolution," said Brian NeSmith, Boundary Director. "New application environments experience change at a much higher frequency and velocity. This demands a fundamental shift in how developers and operations teams think about application monitoring. Boundary has developed a truly impressive technology that has the potential to bring about a sea change in the industry."

NeSmith served previously as CEO for Blue Coat Systems (formerly known as CacheFlow), where he oversaw its transition from a small private company with under $5M a year in revenue to a successful rebrand and subsequent IPO that resulted in over $500M in annual sales and over 1,300 employees worldwide. Prior to Blue Coat, NeSmith was CEO of Ipsilon, where he introduced the industry's first IP Switch. He has also served as a General Manager for Newbridge Networks.

"We're excited to welcome Brian to our board of directors," said Gary Read, Boundary President and CEO. "He's been a leading executive and innovator in the networking space for over two decades now, and the impressive results he's achieved in that time really speak for themselves. We're thrilled to be able to tap into his expertise as we scale the company and expand our product."

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Boundary ( enables organizations running big data applications to deliver continuous quality of service and enhance their operational agility. Unlike traditional monitoring solutions, Boundary believes in collecting all the data all the time and provides 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.

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