SOURCE: Boundary

September 11, 2014 07:30 ET

Swisscom Selects Boundary for Cloud Monitoring and Operations Management

Swisscom Ventures Makes Strategic Investment in Unified Monitoring for Web-Scale IT Vendor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2014) - Boundary today announced that Swisscom, one of the largest providers of IT services in Switzerland, has selected Boundary to provide monitoring and operations management of its future cloud infrastructure and in parallel, Swisscom Ventures has made a strategic investment in Boundary.

In a strategic effort to offer its customers additional solutions and take advantage of its unique capabilities, the company is in the process of building a public cloud primarily based on OpenStack, as well as offering multiple new cloud-based services. Boundary, designed specifically to monitor modern, dynamic infrastructures, was selected as a core component of this new solution.

To maintain operational awareness, complete visibility is needed across all components of the infrastructure. Boundary accomplishes this by combining metrics data collection at one-second resolution with event/log ingestion and processing. By collecting and processing hundreds of millions of metrics and events every second using a highly scalable low latency streaming technology, organizations are able to find problems that were previously invisible, hidden in averages and one-minute sampling.

Boundary includes a rich set of REST APIs, which will enable Swisscom to easily integrate monitoring into their cloud offering. These coupled with the solution's multi-tenant capabilities, make it an ideal solution to manage Swisscom Cloud, which will eventually host hundreds of thousands and possibly millions of server instances.

"The dynamic nature of cloud infrastructures can provide a monitoring and management challenge," said Torsten Boettjer, Head of Technical Strategy Cloud at Swisscom. "With Boundary, we'll be able to provide our customers with the best possible levels of service for their applications that will be on our Cloud infrastructure."

Swisscom Ventures invests in innovative areas that are strategic for Swisscom with cloud-based solutions being a focused area of investment.

"We were impressed not only with the Boundary solution but also with the management team and their innovative views of the future of Web-scale IT," said Stefan Kuentz, Investment Director at Swisscom Ventures. "We are investing in their vision and are excited to support them on this journey."

About Swisscom

Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecom provider with its headquarters in Ittigen, close to the capital city, Berne. With over 20,000 employees it generated turnover of CHF 11.43 billion in 2013. Swisscom is one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe with 6.4 million mobile customers, more than one million Swisscom TV customers and around 2.06 million broadband connections (retail). Swisscom also ranks as one of the leading Swiss providers specialising in the integration and operation of complex IT systems. The IT core skills lie in the fields of IT outsourcing services, workplace and mobility services, SAP services and services for the financial industry.

About Swisscom Ventures

Swisscom Ventures is the corporate venturing arm of Swisscom AG, Switzerland's leading telecommunications service provider. Swisscom Ventures was started in 2007 to take minority stakes in early stage growth companies with strategic relevance to Swisscom's operating business lines. For more information, visit www.swisscom.com/ventures.

About Boundary

Boundary provides a Unified Monitoring solution for Web-Scale IT that allows customers to monitor their entire application infrastructure from a single solution and improve application availability and performance. It is designed to deal with the challenges stemming from modern highly distributed, cloud based applications by combining high frequency performance metrics collection and analysis with its unique understanding of the real-time application topology. Boundary is privately held, based in Mountain View, CA and backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Adams Street Partners and Triangle Peak Partners. For more information on Boundary visit us on the web at www.boundary.com or on www.twitter.com/boundary

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