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New Relic Teams with HTTP Archive to Track 1 Million Websites

New Internet Archive project to become largest publicly available collection of World Wide Web performance data

San Francisco - June 15, 2011

New Relic, Inc., the SaaS web application performance management provider, announced today that it has joined forces with the Internet Archive to support its new HTTP Archive project, the largest repository of Web performance data monitoring performance data for 1 million of the Internet’s top websites. Web performance leaders including Google, Mozilla, Etsy and others have also joined New Relic in supporting HTTP Archive’s efforts.

“We share a common interest with the HTTP Archive project: to create a faster, better Web experience for everyone who uses the Internet,” said New Relic founder and CEO Lew Cirne. “Understanding application performance is critical to achieving that goal. We believe in providing application and website creators with comprehensive visibility into performance data, so they can build apps that people want to use time and again. The performance data captured by HTTP Archive will prove to be a valuable resource, allowing businesses benchmark their apps against the most popular sites around the world.”

The HTTP Archive is a permanent repository of Web performance information created by Steven Souders in early 2011. When first launched, the HTTP Archive monitored just 20,000 of the top websites. Today, the project will grow to monitor 1 million sites, gathering information such as size of pages, failed requests, and technologies utilized. This performance information highlights trends in how the Web is built and provides a common data set from which to conduct web performance research.

“New Relic is a leader in web application performance management, helping some of the fastest growing companies optimize their websites with deep, real-time visibility. Its support of HTTP Archive will help raise awareness about the benefits of optimized web performance,” said Google’s Steven Souders, creator of HTTP Archive and co-chair of Velocity.

To learn more about New Relic and the HTTP Archive project, visit Booth #319 at Velocity 2011, June 15-16 in Santa Clara, CA.

Also, see New Relic CEO Lew Cirne present, "How to Build a SaaS App With Twitter-like Throughput on Just 9 Servers", at Velocity on Wednesday, June 15 at 4:05 PM.

About HTTP Archive

The HTTP Archive provides a record of how digitized content on the Web’s top sites is constructed and served. It is a permanent repository of web performance information such as size of pages, failed requests, and technologies utilized. HTTP Archive was created by Steven Souders and built on Pat Meenan's WebPagetest system.

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