Software-as-a-Service Monitoring Solution Improves Data Center Performance and Availability While Lowering Costs
Wellesley, Mass. - April 5, 2010.THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that LogicMonitor has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.
The BoSS Awards program was announced in January 2009 by THINKstrategies as an initiative aimed at bringing greater attention to SaaS and cloud computing companies that are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.
LogicMonitor provides automated monitoring, trending and alerting for the entire data center infrastructure from a single, affordable SaaS-based solution.LogicMonitor's Active Discovery engine performs ongoing discovery of new devices and device changes, eliminating the need for continuous monitoring configuration.
A case example of LogicMonitor's measurable business benefits is AppFolio, which creates complete, web-based, SaaS solutions for multiple vertical markets. AppFolio uses LogicMonitor to monitor all parts of its infrastructure, including web servers, switches, and back-end databases, as well as to manage the alerting mechanism for on-call ops personnel. LogicMonitor has been particularly helpful in triage situations, helping AppFolio overcome some serious performance issues. AppFolio used LogicMonitor extensively to track down the cause of these issues and address them before they affected its customers. As a result, AppFolio estimates that it has been able to defer the cost of a full-time SysAdmin hire, estimated at $120,000 a year, by using LogicMonitor.
"We are extremely pleased to be recognized by THINKstrategies and the SaaS Showplace for the business value of our SaaS solution," said Steve Francis, LogicMonitor Founder and CEO. "With the pace of change in today's datacenters, automation is the only way to ensure all devices are monitored, and monitored completely--and we're proud to offer such a service in a way that really makes a difference to our clients' bottom lines."
"Optimizing the performance of a data center has become imperative in order to meet the escalating needs of an organization," stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the founder of the SaaS Showplace and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the Showplace. "LogicMonitor's SaaS solution enables organizations to achieve this objective while reducing the costs of data center management."
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About the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards
The BoSS Award program was launched in 2009 as an ongoing initiative to identify and promote SaaS, and 'cloud computing', companies which are offering on-demand solutions which are generating measurable business benefits for their customers.
BoSS award winners are given special designation on the SaaS Showplace, with a summary of their award-winning solution(s) and customer success story. Award winners are also recognized in the SaaS Showplace newsletter distributed to over 12,000 subscribers, and are able to promote their award designation on their website and in pre-approved company material.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts from a product-centric to a services orientation.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.