Today we announced a significant milestone for New Relic: 5000 customers are currently using RPM to monitor and tune their apps. We couldn’t be more excited about this achievement. Hard to believe that it’s only been two years since we initially introduced RPM to the Ruby community, to whom we owe many thanks for their support. And thanks to the great feedback we receive, RPM is really maturing as a product. We’ve added a ton of new capabilities (such as production thread profiling for Java) and we have some really exciting features on tap for the rest of the year.
For the first half of this year, our direct sales have doubled and we’ve added new customers at a rate twice that of the same period in 2009. And we’re currently on pace to add more new customers this year than all previous years combined. Also, more than half of the company’s new business this year so far has been for Java application monitoring. Overall, we feel that reaching 5000 customers is a great validation of our delivery model and speaks to the value that our customers are getting out of the product. We’re looking forward to working with the next 5000 customers!
Bernd Harzog, a principal analyst at The Virtualization Practice who focuses on application performance management agrees that it’s time to look at app management differently. Today he said “Regardless of whether organizations are deploying their apps in virtual or dedicated datacenters, there is no question that they are looking for new approaches to traditional web application management. SaaS-based solutions like New relic that can be implemented quickly at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems can help companies become more responsive to their customers’ needs without breaking the bank and without compromising on quality.
By The Numbers
Did you know we collect nearly half a million performance metrics every minute? Head on over to Lew’s Blog to see some of the interesting numbers behind New Relic’s growth.
Try New Relic RPM Today
Getting started with RPM is easy. Just sign up for a free or paid subscription, install the agent, and start monitoring your Java or Ruby web apps. You’re about 2 minutes away from getting all the data you need to ensure superior performance.