Ex-AOL CTO scores cash for Concurix, builds monitoring service for Node.js

Alexander Gounares

Alexander Gounares

Concurix, a Kirkland startup led by former AOL Chief Technology Officer Alexander Gounares, has $1 million in fresh capital that it will use to continue development of a monitoring service that helps developers visualize millions of lines of codes. Total funding in the startup now stands at $2 million, following an earlier round that closed last year from GSharp Ventures and others.

Just yesterday, Concurix announced a new “semantic monitoring service” for Node.js applications.

“We are able to automatically instrument and monitor an entire Node.js application, even ones with millions of lines of code,” Gounares tells GeekWire. “This enables our customers to to quickly find and diagnose performance bottlenecks and latency issues in their web and mobile applications, improving their own customer experience and reducing data center costs.”

Gounares, who prior to AOL worked as a corporate vice president at Microsoft, said that one of the key breakthroughs that they’ve accomplished is the ability to instrument an entire program.

“Traditional application monitoring services are very useful, but they typically just monitor a small set of well defined entry points, which makes it much harder to diagnose issues when they come up,” said Gounares. “In contrast, we automatically monitor an entire application, and from there we apply big data analytics to spot performance and latency issues, often isolating those issues down to the exact lines of code where the problem exists.”

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  • http://www.verespej.com/ Hakon Verespej

    Congrats Alex and team! I love what you guys are building.

  • clibou

    Terrific how Concurix brings Moore’s law to your Node code.

  • Phil Gordon

    Congrats my friend. Awesome.