As we work to continually increase the power and reach of the New Relic platform, we’re excited to announce that we have acquired the technology and hired key members of the team behind CoScale, a Belgian company with deep experience monitoring container and microservices environments, with a special focus on Kubernetes. CoScale was recently named by Gartner1 as a “Cool Vendor in Performance Analysis; Analytics and Containers.”

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New Relic and CoScale—a shared vision

New Relic and the CoScale team—led by co-founders Stijn Polfliet and Frederick Ryckbosch—share a vision to help modern software teams monitor modern architectures.

This is a natural fit for New Relic as we look to help the increasing number of companies that are adopting software architectures using containers and microservices. Gartner's "Competitive Landscape: Container Management Software2 notes that “Enterprise organizations plan to increase containerized applications in production during the coming years. A poll during a Gartner event in December 2017 showed 78% planned to run containers in production in the next 24 months, compared with 19% at that time.

We are thrilled to bring CoScale’s knowledge and deeply technical team into the New Relic fold. The CoScale team members joining New Relic will focus on incorporating CoScale’s capabilities and experience into continuing innovations for the New Relic platform, specifically New Relic Infrastructure. We look forward to the team members’ talent, experience, and expertise with monitoring modern software architectures—particularly containers, microservices, and Kubernetes—optimized for large and dynamic production environments. They'll be a great complement to the teams working on New Relic Infrastructure.

Doubling down on Kubernetes

With these additional team members and technology, we are doubling down on our investment into monitoring workloads running on Kubernetes, which has become the de facto standard for orchestrating containerized applications. New Relic already monitors Kubernetes, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS), Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and RedHat Openshift—and we are confident that our new team members will help us expand our capabilities in these areas.

CoScale has been a leader in providing powerful container-native monitoring for Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenShift, providing full-stack container visibility in production environments. We expect the technology will further enable New Relic to serve DevOps

CoScale co-founder and CEO Stijn Polfliet.

teams looking to deploy containers by accelerating our roadmap and building a stronger container and Kubernetes monitoring product.

CoScale CEO Stijn Polfliet said, “The visions of New Relic and CoScale are remarkably well aligned, so our team is excited that we get to join New Relic and continue on our journey of helping companies innovate faster by providing them visibility into the performance of their modern architectures. Fred and I feel like this is such an exciting space and time to be in this market, and we’re thrilled to be teaming up with the amazing team at New Relic, the leader in monitoring modern applications and infrastructure.”

CoScale co-founder and CTO Frederick Ryckbosch.

Joining us in Barcelona

Key CoScale team members will join New Relic and relocate to our European Development Center in Barcelona, Spain, which the company believes will further cement our growing development footprint in Europe. The CoScale team will help support New Relic Infrastructure and our broader efforts to help teams monitor modern architectures.

(Terms of this deal will not be disclosed.)


1Gartner, Inc.,Cool Vendors in Performance Analysis; Analytics and Containers, September 12, 2018

2Gartner, Inc., Competitive Landscape: Container Management Software, May 30, 2018

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