Former Nimsoft CEO Gary Read used to focus on mid-market network monitoring. Now, Read is shifting his attention to big data application monitoring. Indeed, Read is now CEO of Boundary, a start-up that develops a SaaS-based monitoring for Big Data and cloud-oriented applications based on Hadoop, Cassandra, Erlang, PHP, Python, Ruby, Riak and CouchDB, among others. Boundary announced general availability of its SaaS service today.

Read is quite familiar with the monitoring market. His previous efforts at Nimsoft involved on-premise and cloud-based monitoring tools for mid-market managed services providers (MSPs). Nimsoft successfully focused on data center monitoring, with a particular emphasis on VBlock and other types of converged infrastructures. But now Read is shifting his attention to to the DevOps market, helping application developers, service providers and corporate customers to monitor their software stacks.