Confio Software Corporate Overview
Three sweeping changes – the huge expansion of data under management, move to virtual and cloud infrastructure, and proliferation of Agile software processes – combine to create pressure on IT organizations to change how applications are developed and managed. Databases are the foundation of nearly all business critical applications, and these changes are forcing teams that develop, deploy and operate database systems to respond with faster service at a lower cost.
Confio Software develops and delivers software that enables IT departments to respond to these forces, radically improving the process of managing database performance for the team of developers, database administrators (DBAs) and management. Confio Ignite™ is used to improve service delivery for systems based on Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2 and SAP Sybase databases, running on VMware virtual servers as well as conventional platforms.
Silos of IT
Typical IT departments evolved as silos, with DBAs, developers, system administrators and application owners all using separate tools and measuring different metrics specific to their department. The result of the silos is proliferation of finger-pointing between groups and crisis mode problem solving. Agile developers in particular have no way to rapidly observe and address production application performance. DBAs focus on server stability, but cannot see how their efforts impact end user service. And system administrators making dynamic adjustments to virtual servers are unaware of the performance impact on database operation.
Confio Ignite, with its unique response time analysis approach to measuring and communicating database application performance, works across the silos to give the entire team a basis for monitoring and enhancing end user performance and service levels. Ignite facilitates DevOps, extending Agile methods to the operations team, to bridge the gap between developers and production DBAs. Then, by giving DBAs and system administrators visibility to the interaction between databases and virtual servers, Ignite enables IT departments to leverage the cost and flexibility benefits of virtual infrastructure.
Fundamental to Ignite is the cross platform, agentless architecture, which captures response time statistics from thousands of database instances and virtual servers without placing load on the monitored systems and without the installation of agents on the monitored servers. Storing and analyzing the data in its data warehouse, Ignite makes the results available in the form of simple graphics, understandable and actionable by each of the IT silos. In just four clicks, users can identify the exact source of a performance bottleneck, quantity the impact, and understand how to resolve it.
The result is a DevOps solution where developers and production DBAs collaborate to find fast solutions, rather than assign blame. Faster development iterations, quicker problem resolution, fewer IT crises, and noticeably better performance for application end users are the results.
Confio’s award winning products have earned it a place in 34% of the Fortune 50 enterprises. As the fastest growing database performance solution company in the past two years, Confio has earned recognition on the Inc. 500/5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists.
Founded in 2004, nearly all employees are based in Boulder, Colorado, which provides an experienced pool of software, sales, and marketing talent. Sales operations are based in Boulder, with the exception of the new UK office in London. The quick trial and ease of implementation of Ignite makes it efficient to centrally locate the entire team, without the need for remote sales and field support operations. Confio reaches its customers through a direct sales and support team in Boulder, as well as qualified reseller and consulting partners in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Today thousands of customers with well over 100,000 instances depend on Ignite to manage critical business applications.