Blue Box Group, a leading Rails hosting provider, has integrated New Relic RPM into their management console, called Box Panel. Blue Box joined the New Relic Affiliate Program and has quickly seen the benefits of providing a value-added service like RPM to their customers.
Blue Box customers can set up a free RPM Lite account and immediately begin to monitor their Rails applications running on the Blue Box service.
“We really like what the folks over at New Relic have to offer which is why we’ve integrated New Relic’s monitoring into our Box Panel user interface,” said Jesse Proudman, Blue Box CEO. “This integration and partnership gives our customers fast and easy access to the leading tool for Rails application performance. New Relic shares the same values as Blue Box. We both want to create a highly valuable, but affordable service and give our customers great support.”
Blue Box’s Joe Clark has written a post describing the integration on their blog. In it Joe says “We’re excited for yet another feature we can bring to you, and hopefully you’ll find this plugin as helpful as we do for gaining greater understanding on the inner workings of your Rails site.
We are very pleased to see Blue Box extend the power of RPM to their customers. Several have already opened New Relic accounts and use RPM to monitor their apps every day. One of those is OpenFeint, the maker of iPhone social games and creators of the OpenFeint mobile gaming platform. Check out OpenFeint if you are considering iPhone development.