FiveRuns Introduces Services Focused on Ruby on Rails Deployment and Performance

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FiveRuns, the application monitoring and systems management company for Ruby on Rails, today announced new services offerings focused on Ruby on Rails deployment and performance. As the popularity and scale of Rails applications has grown, so has the need for more predictable quality of service around Rails applications in production. Customers can take advantage of FiveRuns' expertise with two new services offerings, Deployment Readiness and Performance Review, available directly from FiveRuns and through key development partners.

Relevance specializes in delivering agile Ruby on Rails application development and training services to our customers

FiveRuns, the application monitoring and systems management company for Ruby on Rails, today announced new services offerings focused on Ruby on Rails deployment and performance. As the popularity and scale of Rails applications has grown, so has the need for more predictable quality of service around Rails applications in production. Customers can take advantage of FiveRuns' expertise with two new services offerings, Deployment Readiness and Performance Review, available directly from FiveRuns and through key development partners.

As part of this announcement, FiveRuns has partnered with Chapel Hill, NC-based Relevance Inc., a leading consulting, development, and training firm that is focused on Ruby on Rails, to deliver the new services as part of their consulting engagements. Relevance clients will be offered the FiveRuns deployment readiness and performance optimization services as well as use of FiveRuns Manage and TuneUp performance monitoring software products as part of their Relevance engagement.

Ruby on Rails is a powerful framework for developing dynamic applications; however, making sure the applications are deployed in a way that will provide immediate value and long-term stability to customers can still be a challenge. The new FiveRuns services offerings complement the company's application profiling and performance monitoring products, helping customers develop, deploy, and maintain Rails applications that meet their ongoing performance requirements.

With the FiveRuns Deployment Readiness service, FiveRuns will help companies speed their applications into production in order to meet the necessary application performance objectives, even under the load of real production environments. The FiveRuns Deployment Readiness service is designed to ensure successful application performance, on even the most aggressive application deployment schedules. This service includes analysis of the performance characteristics of the customer's application and the Rails stack components with which it runs.

FiveRuns Deployment Readiness Scope:

  •     Determine target performance thresholds
  •     Stress test the application
  •     Identify performance bottlenecks and provide optimization guidelines
  •     Create customized performance reports for the application
  •     Install and configure FiveRuns TuneUp & Manage 2.0 products on the customer's development and QA systems for ongoing performance monitoring

FiveRuns can also assist with scalability issues if a company's Rails application is already in production. With the FiveRuns Performance Review, FiveRuns will do a full review of the company's Rails application and the production environment to help pinpoint performance bottlenecks, optimize the stack and production configuration and prepare for future scale. As part of the service, FiveRuns will help organizations install and configure FiveRuns TuneUp and Manage 2.0 products, so customers will benefit from real-time visibility into their application performance and customized trigger alerts after deployment.

FiveRuns Performance Review Scope:

  •     Determine target performance thresholds, and set triggers in FiveRuns Manage
  •     Identify and fix performance bottlenecks
  •     Create customized performance reports for the application
  •     Install and configure FiveRuns Manage on the customer's production systems for ongoing performance monitoring, and train the customer's team on best practices

TradeKing, a nationally licensed online broker dealer and pioneer in incorporating social networking features into online trading, worked with FiveRuns to optimize the performance of their website using the new FiveRuns services.

"Rails has made it easy for us to develop our applications quickly and beautifully, but understanding how they will perform has been somewhat of a black hole," said Mike Massey, director of community development at TradeKing. "FiveRuns' extensive experience in Rails application performance coupled with their monitoring and profiling tools have helped us increase the performance of our site by an order of magnitude and helped ensure the best online trading experience for our customers."

"Relevance specializes in delivering agile Ruby on Rails application development and training services to our customers," said Justin Gehtland, president of Relevance. "FiveRuns' expertise in optimizing application performance prior to deployment and continually monitoring it while in production expands the scope of our services, provides significant value to our customers, and enables us to better meet their application development needs."

"FiveRuns has a history of providing products that help customers identify bottlenecks with their applications, troubleshoot the problem, and make changes to improve performance," said Olivier Thierry, CEO of FiveRuns. "These new services offerings will help customers anticipate performance issues on the front end of the development process and ensure their applications are meeting the needs of their customers."

The FiveRuns Deployment Readiness and Performance Review services are available immediately. For more information, visit blog.fiveruns.com.

About FiveRuns
FiveRuns provides an end-to-end ecosystem of tools around Ruby on Rails, including its flagship monitoring and management tool, FiveRuns Manage, its free application profiling tool, FiveRuns TuneUp, and several open source projects focused on Ruby on Rails performance and monitoring. Built on Ruby and Rails and delivered as hosted services, FiveRuns' products enable organizations to save money and reduce operational complexity by managing the entire Ruby on Rails application lifecycle - from installation to production. For more information visit FiveRuns.com.

Copyright ® 2008 FiveRuns Corporation. All Rights Reserved. FiveRuns is a trademark of FiveRuns Corporation. All other trademarks, trade names, or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners. Rails is a trademark of David Heinemeier Hansson.

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