Blue Box Group and New Relic Deliver Integrated Solution Providing Rails Hosting and Application Management

Integration with Blue Box management console provides automatic, free deployment of New Relic RPM for all Blue Box customers

Tacoma, WA and San Francisco - April 30, 2009

Blue Box Group, a leader in Rails hosting and web management services, and New Relic, the leading provider of Ruby on Rails application performance management solutions, today announced the integration of New Relic’s RPM™ Rails application performance management software with Box Panel, the management console for Blue Box customers. Blue Box customers can set up a free RPM Lite account and immediately begin to monitor their Rails applications running on the Blue Box service.

"We really like what the folks over at New Relic have to offer which is why we’ve integrated New Relic’s monitoring into our Box Panel user interface," said Jesse Proudman, Blue Box CEO. "This integration and partnership gives our customers fast and easy access to the leading tool for Rails application performance. New Relic shares the same values as Blue Box. We both want to create a highly valuable, but affordable service and give our customers great support."

"At Aurora Feint, we use both Blue Box and New Relic RPM to provide high performance and availability for our award winning products," said Jason Citron, Aurora Feint Co-Founder. "Both companies are focused on Rails and their expertise and support have enabled us to create OpenFeint, the first Social Gaming Platform for the iPhone."

"Blue Box is a respected leader in the Rails community," said Bill Lapcevic, vice president of business development with New Relic. "We are pleased to be partnering with Blue Box to give their customers instant access to our application management solution."


The integration of New Relic RPM and Blue Box’s Box Panel is available immediately. Blue Box customers who already have an RPM account can enter their license key when prompted in Box Panel. New customers can create an RPM Lite account through the Box Panel interface. Application status data can be viewed in Box Panel and links in the data can provide instant access to the RPM dashboards and reports.

About Blue Box Group

Blue Box Group is in the business of providing easy, affordable and reliable hosting solutions. They approach web hosting, virtual servers and dedicated servers differently. Blue Box Group knows web technology and scalable ruby on rails deployments, with experience in both small deployments on virtual servers, to large 10+ dedicated server clusters taking 40 million hits a day. Blue Box Group has solutions to the rails hosting problems you’ll experience as you grow. To learn exactly how Blue Box Group can help your business grow online, visit

About New Relic

As a leader in observability, New Relic empowers engineers with a data-driven approach to planning, building, deploying, and running great software. New Relic delivers the only unified data platform that empowers engineers to get all telemetry—metrics, events, logs, and traces—paired with powerful full stack analysis tools to help engineers do their best work with data, not opinions. Delivered through the industry’s first usage-based consumption pricing that’s intuitive and predictable, New Relic gives engineers more value for the money by helping improve planning cycle times, change failure rates, release frequency, and mean time to resolution. This helps the world’s leading brands including adidas Runtastic, American Red Cross, Australia Post, Banco Inter, Chegg, GoTo Group, Ryanair, Sainsbury’s, Signify Health, TopGolf, and World Fuel Services (WFS) improve uptime, reliability, and operational efficiency to deliver exceptional customer experiences that fuel innovation and growth.

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