FineGround Moves to Real Time
AppScope monitors response-time woes.Applications performance tuning provider FineGround Networks Inc. this week will move into real-time performance monitoring with a new member of its product suite. FineGround, which already provides a patent-pending server optimization and Secure Sockets Layer acceleration, is adding the new AppScope monitor to isolate response-time problems on specific applications or networks, validate end-user performance experience, and track success against service-level agreements. The tool emphasizes low cost and low complexity in an agentless architecture that measures response times for actual end-user transactions (
"We instrument the pages as they fly by. AppScope [statistically] samples the traffic coming off the load balancer. When a request comes for a page, the load balancer could shuffle it off to AppScope, which sends the request to the back end, instruments the page that comes back and sends it off," said Nat Kausik, CEO of the privately held company, in Campbell, Calif.