Application performance monitoring has only becoming increasingly more important as more and more applications are migrated to the cloud. Plenty of vendors are talking about the importance of monitoring cloud services. Now Boundary is looking to help customers of Google Compute Engine monitor and receive visualizations of the apps they run on the Google (GOOG) cloud service.

A new member of the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program, Boundary has based its business on what it calls "the first central intelligence service for modern IT operations management." The cloud service analyzes and correlates per-second application traffic "chatter" with input from third-party management tools. The goal is to provide IT administration teams with an early warning system so they're aware when cloud services and applications are facing a failure.

Through its service, Boundary combines real-time data streaming, third-party alerts and events and sophisticated analytics using lightweight meters to stream, analyze and correlate application traffic chatter. According to the company, it handles 10TB of data per day, and it now has an integrated service on Google Compute Engine with Opscode Chef and Puppet to provide customers with an integrated monitoring and automation offering.

"All application providers running on Google Compute Engine should use Boundary," said Gary Read, CEO of Boundary, in a prepared statement. "Our service provides unprecedented visibility into application performance, and because we do it in real time, users can adjust on the fly to fluctuations."

Additionally, Boundary has launched an offer to provide organizations with 1GB per day of free monitoring of application traffic hosted by Google. Not a bad way to try out a monitoring service, which organizations can do by signing up on the Boundary website.