Click here to close now.


News Feed Item

Project Leadership Associates Expands Cloud Service Offerings With Crowd-Powered Performance Monitoring Solutions From Exoprise

New Integration and Managed Services Offerings Enable Customers to Leverage Cloud Apps and Services With Confidence

WALTHAM, MA and CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/14 -- Project Leadership Associates (PLA), a business and technology consulting firm, has integrated performance monitoring solutions from Exoprise into its cloud services practices to ensure customers leveraging cloud-based applications have the best availability, performance, and user experience possible. PLA expects the addition of Exoprise CloudReady Monitor to help grow its cloud services business by expanding its ability to manage cloud and SaaS-based services and help its customers move to the cloud with visibility and confidence. The announcement coincides with the start of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference taking place this week in Washington D.C.

PLA now includes CloudReady Monitor in its Office 365 Solutions Delivery practice to diagnose and fix issues impacting service performance and user experience before and during Office 365 migrations. In addition, PLA uses the solution in its Managed Services practice to provide continuous availability and performance monitoring and alerting for production environments they manage. PLA will also resell licenses of Exoprise CloudReady to customers.

"We've seen tremendous interest within our customer base in cloud-based solutions like Office 365," said Alan Bratton, CEO at Project Leadership Associates. "The operational benefits to both IT and the business are substantial. But organizations often hesitate due to concerns about reliable user access to email and documents. Exoprise's end-to-end approach to monitoring cloud apps and services helps us ensure our migration projects and managed deployments run smoothly, and enables us to bring new value added offerings to our customers."

Exoprise CloudReady is the only application performance monitoring solution that provides real-time performance and availability insight into mission-critical cloud offerings including Microsoft Office 365 and Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Apps and It enables users to analyze measurements from their service locations against global and regional crowd data, helping to quickly identify and fix performance-impacting issues regardless of where they happen.

Unlike on-premise deployments, where IT teams can monitor performance via direct access to the servers running their applications, visibility to cloud-based apps and websites are typically limited to basic service dashboards. While these dashboards can provide current status of a particular app or service, they do not provide real-time end-to-end performance data, nor can they provide information on the health and availability of the various networks -- the customer's, the ISP's, the regional backbone, etc. connecting the users to the service.

"The rapid growth of cloud-based apps and services creates both opportunities and challenges for VARs, systems integrators, and managed service providers," said Mark Yohai, vice president of sales and business development at Exoprise. "In order to maintain and grow their customer bases, these players are looking to update their offerings to address the needs of organizations adopting these new apps and services. By leveraging Exoprise CloudReady, Project Leadership Associates is taking a leadership position, addressing some of the key concerns IT teams have with the cloud: visibility and control of application availability and performance."

About Project Leadership Associates
Project Leadership Associates (PLA) provides business technology solutions that empowers small, middle market and enterprise organizations with services across four core solution groups: 1) Strategy & Execution, 2) Business Operations, 3) Applications, and 4) Infrastructure. PLA focuses on delivering services with industry leading thought-leadership, seasoned senior business technology consultants and strong business understanding. PLA is proud of the organization's accomplishments, but even more proud of their clients' success.

PLA people are passionate about the strategy and information technology solutions they develop, the success of the projects they work on, and the clients they work with. PLA information technology consultants work hard to develop customer relationships built upon mutual respect and innovation, while emphasizing businesses and technical excellence in everything we do so each project delivers maximized value and return to the client. For more information visit or call 312-441-0077

About Exoprise
Exoprise empowers IT teams with solutions that enable effective adoption and management of mission-critical, cloud based applications and services with its CloudReady monitoring and enablement solutions. CloudReady Monitor provides real-time performance visibility from behind the firewall to the cloud and back. This synthetic based monitoring also leverages network path diagnostics and crowd sourced data analytics to pinpoint problems and ensure the best possible service performance. The Exoprise solutions help customers get to the cloud faster and ensure success once they are there. Visit Exoprise at; on Twitter @exoprise; and on LinkedIn.


For Exoprise
Tim Walsh
Walsh Group Marketing
Email Contact

For Project Leadership Associates, Inc.
Megan Samples
Project Leadership Associates
(312) 441-0077
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Continuous processes around the development and deployment of applications are both impacted by -- and a benefit to -- the Internet of Things trend. To help better understand the relationship between DevOps and a plethora of new end-devices and data please welcome Gary Gruver, consultant, author and a former IT executive who has led many large-scale IT transformation projects, and John Jeremiah, Technology Evangelist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), on Twitter at @j_jeremiah. The discussion...
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at, explored the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and provided a hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He examined three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee, which...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound...
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true ...
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as IT. To capitalize on the ubiquitous disruption driving this transformation, companies must be able to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace. Traditional approaches for driving innovation are now woefully inadequate for keeping up with the breadth of disruption and change facin...
PubNub has announced the release of BLOCKS, a set of customizable microservices that give developers a simple way to add code and deploy features for realtime apps.PubNub BLOCKS executes business logic directly on the data streaming through PubNub’s network without splitting it off to an intermediary server controlled by the customer. This revolutionary approach streamlines app development, reduces endpoint-to-endpoint latency, and allows apps to better leverage the enormous scalability of PubNu...
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem"...
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Day 2 Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, San...
The cloud. Like a comic book superhero, there seems to be no problem it can’t fix or cost it can’t slash. Yet making the transition is not always easy and production environments are still largely on premise. Taking some practical and sensible steps to reduce risk can also help provide a basis for a successful cloud transition. A plethora of surveys from the likes of IDG and Gartner show that more than 70 percent of enterprises have deployed at least one or more cloud application or workload. Y...
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Ben Perlmutter, a Sales Engineer with IBM Cloudant, demonstrated techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user e...
Container technology is shaping the future of DevOps and it’s also changing the way organizations think about application development. With the rise of mobile applications in the enterprise, businesses are abandoning year-long development cycles and embracing technologies that enable rapid development and continuous deployment of apps. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kurt Collins, Developer Evangelist at, examined how Docker has evolved into a highly effective tool for application del...
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...