New Relic Wins Best of SaaS Showplace Award

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THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that New Relic 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.

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THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that New Relic 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 is an ongoing program which recognizes SaaS companies that are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits can include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.

New Relic RPM is a SaaS, on-demand performance management solution for web applications developed in Ruby, Java or JRuby. New Relic RPM can be fully implemented in minutes and provides deep, 24x7 visibility and code-level diagnostics for web applications deployed on traditional, dedicated infrastructures, private and public clouds, or any combination thereof. RPM's real-time metrics enable application owners, developers and operations teams to quickly and cost-effectively monitor, troubleshoot, and tune application performance.

An example of the business benefits of New Relic's RPM capabilities is SheetMusicPlus, the largest online retailer of printed sheet music. SheetMusicPlus has a Ruby web application that uses Solr for search queries, a hybrid Java and Ruby environment. They use New Relic RPM to monitor production application performance, to proactively identify code-level issues when they arise, and to make ongoing long-term improvements to the web app. Within one month of using New Relic on sheetmusicplus.com, the company was able to reduce the average site response time by 66%, meaning its application was able to run three (3) times faster. As a result, visitor traffic (as defined by Google Analytics) increased 53%. And, after ten (10) months of using New Relic SheetMusicPlus' application is running five (5) times faster than it was before it started using New Relic's RPM. In the same period, their conversion rate increased 18%.

It is for these reasons that New Relic has been named a Best of SaaS Showplace Award winner. A summary of the company's winning BoSS Award submission can be found at http://www.saas-showplace.com/awardSummary.php?key=1625.

"We are extremely pleased to be recognized by THINKstrategies and the SaaS Showplace for the business value of our data center and cloud management solution," said Lew Cirne, New Relic's founder and CEO. "Online businesses of all kinds must respond rapidly to customer needs and RPM's SaaS delivery model and performance management capabilities make it easy for operations and development teams to ensure service quality."

"Optimizing the performance of web-based applications is essential as we enter an era in which people rely on the Web for their day-to-day needs," 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. "New Relic RPM enables businesses to improve the performance and reduce the costs of their web-based applications."

A list of previous winners of the BoSS Awards can be found at http://www.saas-showplace.com/registerforbossaward.html.

Based on the success of the BoSS Awards program which focuses on SaaS solutions, THINKstrategies has launched the Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Awards program to recognize companies which are delivering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions producing measurable business benefits for their customers. For more information regarding the CCBV Awards, go to http://www.thinkstrategies.com/cloudcomputingawards.html.

About the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards
The BoSS Award program is 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 awards nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis, and more than one winner can be awarded in each SaaS Showplace Application, Industry and Enabling Technology Supplier category.
For more information or to nominate a BoSS award winner, go to http://www.saas-showplace.com/registerforbossaward.html.

About the SaaS Showplace
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Showplace® is a service of THINKstrategies, Inc. This Showplace was established in 2006 to provide the following benefits,

  •     Give enterprise decision-makers a quick directory of the leading SaaS providers and a convenient source of valuable insight regarding SaaS trends.
  •     Give SaaS providers a targeted tool to increase their visibility among enterprise decision-makers, and gain access to key enabling technology suppliers.
  •     Give enabling technology suppliers a specialized platform to increase industry awareness regarding their SaaS solutions.

The SaaS Showplace is now the largest and highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directory and resource center of industry best practices in the SaaS market. For more information, go to http://www.saas-showplace.com.

About THINKstrategies, Inc.
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 toward 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.

In addition to the Software-as-a-Service Showplace, THINKstrategies is also the founder of the Managed Services Showplace, a vendor-independent, online directory and information resource center of managed service solutions.

For more information regarding THINKstrategies' unique consulting services, visit http://www.thinkstrategies.com, or contact us at info@thinkstrategies.com.

About New Relic®
New Relic, Inc. is the leading software-as-a-service provider of application performance management solutions that enable developers and operations teams to quickly and cost effectively monitor, troubleshoot, and tune application performance in real time. More than 4,000 organizations use New Relic RPM to monitor and optimize more than 40,000 production application instances, including customers 37signals, AT&T Interactive, CSC, Gilt Groupe, Juniper Networks, Intuit, REA Group, Sears, Shopify, and Simon and Schuster; and partners Amazon AWS, Blue Box Group, Brightbox, Engine Yard, GigaSpaces, GoGrid, Heroku, Microsoft Windows Azure, Red Hat, RightScale, Stax Networks and VMware. New Relic has been named by Gartner as one of the "Cool Vendors in IT Operations and Virtualization," by CRN as one of the "100 Top Cloud Computing Companies," by Always-On Networks as one of the "Top 100 On-Demand Companies," and by ThinkStrategies as a "Best of SaaS" award winner. New Relic is a private company headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA. New Relic is a registered trademark of New Relic, Inc. To learn more, visit http://www.newrelic.com.

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