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StrongLoop Releases StrongOps 2.0 DevOps Service for Node.js

Most Comprehensive Performance Monitoring and Operations Solution for Node.js Deployments on Linux and Windows

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/14 -- StrongLoop, the leading provider of solutions for Node.js, today announced the general availability of StrongOps 2.0, the first Node.js specific application lifecycle management (ALM) solution to include both monitoring and DevOps capabilities for Linux, Windows and Mac. Node.js continues to gain popularity for the creation "front edge" APIs that mobile applications use to connect to backend data, enabling true enterprise mobility.

StrongOps makes it possible for developers and operations teams to troubleshoot performance and runtime problems through the development, test and production stages of their Node application lifecycle. This latest release makes StrongOps the most comprehensive DevOps dashboard for Node.js. StrongOps pushes beyond the standard application performance monitoring (APM) features that other vendors offer for Node apps by offering a number of first-time features such as run-time debugging, process and cluster management, memory leak analysis, error tracing, profiling and performance monitoring, all in a single dashboard.

"StrongOps allows us to profile our application in real time. We can see and analyze our slow end points, monitor our heap and CPU usage. It is particularly valuable in load testing and production monitoring, allowing us to catch performance problems before they overwhelm us," said Rick Waugh of Finger Foods Studios. "I cannot see going into production without a profiling solution like StrongOps in place."

StrongOps helps companies that are running Node in production achieve maximum performance and uptime. Organizations that have already deployed Node into production have quickly realized that the current tool-chains for Node are either immature or non-existent. Some of the existing tooling in this space doesn't run on Linux or Windows, or if it does, requires complicated workarounds to function.

What's New in StrongOps

  • Cluster management to scale on demand with no application restarts
  • Management of Node process to control downtime and hot deployments
  • Improved CPU profiling and GC stats to better optimize code
  • Memory profiling and heap dumps to identify memory leaks and code hotspots
  • Error reporting that does away with painful log scraping and error counting
  • Secured monitoring with encrypted performance data sent across firewalls
  • Alerts and notifications of problems as they happen

"Node API servers and apps are already in production at major corporations around the world," said Issac Roth, CEO. "Until now there hasn't been professional level tooling for Node like it exists for Java. With StrongOps 2.0 you can confidently put Node into production."

A subscription to StrongOps entitles developers to technical support for Node core and modules, plus tools to create private registries and API servers.

Pricing and availability
StrongOps 2.0 is available immediately. Monthly subscriptions start at $99 per process/month with promotional pricing available for startups. For more information visit the StrongLoop subscriptions page.

About StrongLoop
StrongLoop is the leading contributor to Node.js v0.12. Launched in 2013 and based in Silicon Valley, StrongLoop was founded by engineers who have been contributing to Node.js since 2011. The company is funded by Ignition Partners and Shasta Ventures, and is advised by Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus. Node.js is used to create "front edge" APIs that mobile applications use to connect to backend data. For developers creating these APIs, StrongLoop offers an API framework with built-in mobile services such as push and geolocation. These services can be accessed via iOS, Android and HTML5 SDKs with a variety of supported connectors including Oracle, MongoDB and MySQL. StrongLoop also offers the leading DevOps tooling for clustering, monitoring and optimizing Node applications. StrongLoop runs on all major operating systems and eight clouds including Amazon, Heroku, OpenShift and Rackspace. For more information, visit http://strongloop.com.

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