All too often, web companies only find out that they are suffering from a network slowdown or outage when they're notified about it by users. By the time this has happened and their engineers can address the issue, they've already lost precious time, money, and possibly customer good will.
VentureBeat's Ken Yeung wrote about NetBeez's seed funding and the launch of its free monitoring platform in a story published this week:
NetBeez has developed a system it says lets companies be proactive in identifying and resolving performance issues around enterprise infrastructure and cloud applications. Today it has launched a free tier version aimed at non-enterprise users and developer operations teams with few locations....Founded in April 2013 by [CEO Stefano] Gridelli, chief technology officer Panickos Neophytou, and chief operating officer Panos Vouzis, NetBeez utilizes hardware sensors such as Raspberry Pi to monitor a company’s network. Its goal is to reduce the amount of effort network administrators and IT teams will need to fix an outage.Read the full story in VentureBeat here.
NetBeez deploys network monitoring agents that simulate a real user on the network. By doing so, engineers and devops teams will be aware of potential problems that could affect the end user. Information is displayed on a browser-based dashboard so companies will know what needs troubleshooting.