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New Relic

September 06, 2012 11:00 ET

New Relic Adds Windows Server Monitoring to Enhance Performance of Windows Azure Applications

Addition of Windows Server Support Enables Real-Time Application Performance Monitoring for .NET and Windows Azure Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2012) - New Relic, the SaaS-based application performance management company, announced today the addition of performance monitoring for Windows Server. Combined with its existing support for Windows Azure, New Relic offers a comprehensive performance monitoring solution for web applications running in Windows Server and Windows Azure environments. Key capabilities include real user monitoring for measuring front-end performance, deep-dive application monitoring for .NET web applications deployed on Windows Azure, and Windows Server monitoring for keeping an eye on infrastructure resources such as CPU, memory, network activity, and processes. Available in one user interface on one technology platform, these capabilities enable application development and deployment teams to easily measure and rapidly optimize the performance of their business-critical web applications deployed on Windows Azure.

Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables application development and deployment teams to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Teams can build applications using any language, tool or framework and easily integrate their public cloud applications with their existing IT environment. New Relic is a SaaS-based application performance management solution for monitoring the performance of .NET, Java, PHP, Python and Ruby web applications and their environments. Together, New Relic and Windows Azure create a powerful solution for dev teams to deploy and optimize .NET web applications.

"As more and more companies choose Windows Azure as their deployment platform, it's important for best-of-breed solution providers to develop value-added tools and capabilities," said Bill Hamilton, director of product marketing, Windows Azure, Microsoft. "The goal of both New Relic and Windows Azure is to help development teams deploy and manage business-critical web applications and eliminate the headache and hassles of hardware and software maintenance, while providing rapid time to value." 

"We are pleased to be helping the Microsoft Azure team ensure their customers have the tools they need to make deploying web applications on Windows Azure easy," said Bill Lapcevic, vice president of business development at New Relic. "The combination of Microsoft's robust infrastructure and New Relic's deep application visibility create a powerful solution for today's forward-thinking developer and operations teams."

New Relic is available to Windows Azure customers free of charge. To take advantage, Windows Azure customers can simply follow these steps:

1. Visit New Relic on the Windows Azure Marketplace
2. Click on the 'Sign up' button (or 'Buy' if you're opting for Pro)
3. Read and agree to the 'Offer Terms and Privacy Policy' and click on 'SIGN UP'
4. Click on the launch icon located in the lower left-hand corner next to 'USE IT!' This will log you into your New Relic account where you can then follow the on-screen installation instructions.

About New Relic
New Relic, Inc. is the all-in-one web application performance management provider for the cloud and the datacenter. Its SaaS solution combines real user monitoring, application monitoring, server monitoring and availability monitoring in a single solution built from the ground up and changes the way developers and operations teams manage web application performance in real-time. More than 28,000 organizations use New Relic to optimize over 8 billion transactions in production each day. New Relic also partners with leading cloud management, platform and hosting vendors to provide their customers with instant visibility into the performance of deployed applications. New Relic is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, Ca. New Relic is a registered trademark of New Relic, Inc.