Boundary Makes Big Cloud Monitoring Hire
Boundary, an Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud partner, has hired Mark Rivington, fomerly EMEA CTO at CA Technologies, sources tell Talkin’ Cloud. Rivington and Boundary CEO Gary Read both are Nimsoft veterans, the sources indicate. So what’s the real news here?
Boundary is a cloud-based platform that offers real-time monitoring of various IT and public cloud services — including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform. The Boundary platform also supports enterprise event management, application topology, performance analysis, analytics-driven alerting and integrations to a range of IT services platforms. Boundary CEO Gary Read has previously told Talkin’ Cloud that the platform can help enterprises and service providers with DevOps, agile software development, cloud adoption and application modernization.
Read and Rivington previously worked together at Nimsoft — the IT monitoring and MSP software provider. CA Technologies acquired Nimsoft for about $350 million in 2010. Generally speaking, Nimsoft has continued to grow and thrive under CA’s ownership, though CA itself has been striving to march more toward a cloud and recurring revenue business model.
Rivington’s jump to Boundary is expected to become official in February 2014, according to sources in the know. Talkin’ Cloud could not reach Read, Rivington or Boundary for comment. We’re also reaching out to CA Technologies now to see if the company plans to replace Rivington. In addition to his technical expertise, Rivington also has marketing experience — holding marketing director posts at BMC and Boole & Babbage in the 1990s, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Boundary has made multiple executive and business moves in the past year. Market leader Scott Fingerhut joined from Box in mid-2013. And the company has announced various partner program moves with Amazon, Google and others. Overall, Boundary says its platform “allows customers to monitor their entire IT environments from a single point of control and is uniquely designed to deal with challenges stemming from modern, highly distributed applications.”
What new wrinkles will Rivington add to the platform? It sounds like we’ll find out in February 2014.