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New Relic Strengthens Leadership with New President and COO
New Relic was founded in 2008 by Lewis Cirne, who in 1998 started Wily Technology, an Enterprise Application Management solutions provider. Cirne sold the company in 2006 to CA, Inc. and focused on building his new venture. Two years later, New Relic came into existence. The company’s management team, which in part consists of Cirne’s colleagues from Wily Technology, combines years of experience in SaaS and app performance management. The company brought innovation to the market by introducing an on-demand web app performance management solution which encompasses real user monitoring, application monitoring, and availability monitoring, reshaping the way developers manage web app performance.
The New Relic team is focused on introducing the much needed simplicity into the app performance management process by constantly fine-tuning its APM tool so that developers can leverage one easy-to-use, easy-to-install tool which provides them with multi-language support, user monitoring, and deep-dive transaction analysis coupled with affordable New Relic pricing.
Since its inception, New Relic saw 200% year-over-year growth, and according to its founder “has barely scratched the surface of its total opportunity.” Cirne wrote in a blog post that the main focus of his company is to “democratize app performance management” and manage “fully half of the world’s applications.”
The company has set high goals, and as a game changer in the web applications industry, is ready to continue to innovate by strengthening its core power- its leadership. New Relic has appointed APM industry veteran Chris Cook as President and Chief Operating Officer. Cook will be taking over the responsibility of overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations and will center his efforts on business growth, product roadmap, and innovation.
Cook brings to the position more than 25 years of experience in technology sales and management and has worked at some of the top companies in the APM industry. Most recently, he served as SVP and General Manager at CA Technologies’ Service Assurance business, and prior to that held the position of SVP of worldwide field operations at the same company. Cook’s technology sales expertise is reflected in his experience in leading sales organizations for prominent software providers Quest Software and BMC Software.
In a blog post welcoming Chris Cook to New Relic, company’s founder Lewis Cirne wrote: “I’ve never been more excited about this company and its prospects for the future than I am today. Chris’s coming on board is just the beginning of a series of new developments that we will be announcing in the not-too-distant future. Stay tuned!”
There were quite a few announcements of new developments from New Relic this year as the company was actively working on delivering new services and improving its product offering. They recently introduced Real User Monitoring, enabling users of its powerful SaaS app performance analytics product to leverage the benefits of the new service free of charge and reap the benefits of gaining a deeper knowledge of the end user experience. The company says the service is already monitoring over one billion customer page loads a week. To this day, the company’s product has attracted more than 12,000 users who have recognized the value that this innovative tool brings to their business by giving them constant and complete insight into their web application performance.
This year alone, New Relic has partnered with some of the most prominent cloud service providers, including Amazon AWS and Rackspace, and most recently New Relic entered into partnership with Joyent under which the cloud provider will offer free New Relic Standard to its public cloud customers.