Scout Monitoring Releases Scout APM To Simplify Code Performance Troubleshooting in a New Platform-as-a-Service Market

New APM-as-a-Service Platform Designed by Developers for Developers Quickly Isolates Problem Code in Business-Critical Web Applications.

Fort Collins, CO, USA (December 7, 2015) -- Scout Monitoring, creators of highly reliable server and application monitoring solutions created by developers for developers, has released the first application performance monitoring (APM) service for developers deploying apps to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions. Scout APM represents the next phase in developer migration to writing software for PaaS, allowing programmers to design and troubleshoot specialized apps faster than ever before.

"Scout gives us unprecedented performance insights into our web apps: down to the slow line-of-code, associated database calls, the developer that wrote it, and when the code was changed. Putting the pieces together without Scout would take hours - we're able to do it in minutes with Scout," says Aaron Scruggs, CTO of AcademicWorks, the leading provider of scholarship management solutions for universities, community colleges, and community foundations. "Now, more of our development team's time is spent delivering great features, not tracking down performance issues."

Before the advent of software-as-as-service, developers were responsible for the full-stack of their application, from the load balancer down to the database servers. Vendors and hosted services have offloaded many of those functions, such as Amazon Elastic Load Balancing (load balancer) and Relational Database Service (database). As a result, software engineers worry less about infrastructure plumbing and spend more time writing custom application code. Although this means more and better value-added applications, it also means new issues with increasingly complex custom code that slows performance.

Scout APM was developed as a hosted solution to instrument web app custom code versus the full stack infrastructure stack. By providing a targeted, application-specific APM solution that isolates problems in custom code, Scout APM addresses the most time-consuming developer issue - finding and fixing bottlenecks in custom code - while avoiding areas for which developers are not responsible.

"Anyone writing software to run on a hosted, platform-as-a-service like Heroku or Cloud Foundry knows that the only code they need to worry about runs on the App Server," said Derek Haynes, CEO of Scout. "Since they aren't responsible for uptime or services beyond the app code, we developed Scout APM as a surgical tool to fix problems in custom code."

Where most APM tools use sampling and make it hard to pinpoint problems, Scout APM goes beyond simple code metrics assessment. Scout APM identifies five key elements behind every slow app request: who wrote it, where the line of code resides, when was it committed and deployed, which file, and what is the database analysis. Rather than spending hours to isolate a performance problem, Scout APM can isolate the problem in minutes, including the programmer best suited to address it.

Scout APM also has three key features that make it an excellent tool for app performance troubleshooting:

1. Captures every request - Where most APM solutions merely sample slow requests, Scout APM captures every request to provide better insight into app performance.
2. Integrates with Git - Works with Git open source version control to make it easy to identify who wrote the code, and when.
3. Provides context - In addition, Scout APM allows you to attach custom context to slow requests. For example: identify the email address of the user that triggered the event, the associated database shard, and the customer's monthly spend.

Finally, Scout APM has a flexible pricing model for both apps running on PaaS services and those powered by traditional servers. Customers can choose to be billed by their request volume (starting at $20/month) or by the number of hosts their app runs on (starting at $59/host).

Scout APM is available now. For more information about Scout APM and Scout Server, visit

About Scout Monitoring
Since 2009, Scout Monitoring has been providing server and application monitoring services to developers around the world. Developed by programmers for programmers, Scout's hosted monitoring tools are designed to provide a clean, reliable monitoring solution for servers and applications. The Scout philosophy is that monitoring doesn't have to painful, and tens of thousands of loyal customers managing applications for some of the world's most recognizable brands tend to agree.

Scout monitoring is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. For more information, please visit

Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing

KastKing Announces Two Speed Spinning Reel for 2016

International fishing tackle corporation introduces their innovative KastKing® two speed spinning reel for the 2016 season.

Garden City, Long Island, NY (December 7, 2015) -- Eposeidon, Inc. announced today that their KastKing® Division will retail a unique design two speed spinning reel in 2016.

Eposeidon's new model titled the KastKing® Triton Dualis Two Speed Spinning Reel is based on the same platform as the Eposeidon's highly successful KastKing® Triton spinning reel. Dualis shares its heritage with KastKing's first spinning reel, the Triton, but with a totally innovative two speed design. Included in the new design are the double main shaft support bearings riding on a stainless steel shaft and carbon fiber drag washers found in the original KastKing® Triton, which will remain in the product line. The Dualis name is derived from the Latin word for dual.

The affordable new KastKing® Triton Dualis Two Speed Spinning Reel model features a high and low gear ratio that can be selected at any time. Eposeidon's KastKing® Triton Dualis Two Speed offers the opportunity to use the same reel with changing conditions or techniques. Its low speed gear-ratio with more torque covers bottom fishing and the use of bigger baits to bring in big fish. KastKing® Triton Dualis' high the speed gear ratio offers a faster retrieve speed for anglers who want to crank in certain lures at high speed. It will initially be available in 4000 and 5000 class sizes.

The Triton Dualis Two Speed Spinning Reel is equipped with 10 shielded stainless steel ball bearings plus 1 instant stop anti-reverse bearing, carbon fiber drag washers, CNC machined aluminum alloy spool and handle, stainless steel main shaft, and high modulus graphite body and rotor. A Triton Dualis has 22 lbs. / 10 kg. of drag power and a 5000 generates 26.5 lbs / 12 kg. of drag.

"Demands for innovation in spinning reel design have increased," says Eposeidon's CEO Tate Cui. "Anglers have asked us, 'Why are there two speed conventional reels, but there isn't a two speed spinning reel?' Fishing tackle has been the same way for many years. People seem to put a limit on their imagination about gear. The Triton Dualis idea came from a chat with a local fisherman. I thought about it or a bit and said, 'I believe we can make it.' So we did. Fishermen should not be afraid to think of new ideas or just follow big name superstars. Your casual idea could turn to the next big thing.

"Our process of developing products for anglers by anglers produced the KastKing® Triton Dualis. KastKing's® creative team got the feedback, brainstormed for a perfect solution, and is working with a world-class manufacturing facility to make it happen. KastKing® brings spinning reel evolution to another level. KastKing® is working on many additional sizes now."

KastKing® Triton Dualis Two Speed Spinning Reel in the 4000 size carries a low ratio of 4.3:1 and a high ratio of 6.3:1. The Dualis 5000 has a 3.7:1 low speed and a 5.1:1 high speed gear ratio.

"Two advantages of the KastKing® Triton Dualis Two Speed Reels are in essence it offers anglers two reels for the price of one; and what's more, the Dualis is priced to be affordable," says Tom Gahan, Eposeidon's marketing director.

MSRPs for KastKing® Triton Dualis Two Speed Spinning Reels are $ 93.39 USD for the Triton Dualis 4000 and $101.65 USD for the Triton Dualis 5000. KastKing® Triton Dualis Two Speed reels will sell through,, and other exclusive online retailers at a price below $80.00 USD.

View the KastKing® Triton Dualis Two Speed Spinning Reel trailer here:

Eposeidon ( brings a fresh, innovative approach to anglers by offering quality fishing tackle products at the best prices and no cost, or low cost shipping. Eposeidon's goal is to exceed expectations through outstanding customer service and superior product value to their customers. Eposeidon is continually expanding its product lines, which include KastKing® fishing line, fishing reels, and fishing rods, MadBite fishing lures, KastKing® Ecooda Pro Series reels, and other fishing tackle products, to meet individual fishing equipment needs. Eposeidon is headquartered in Garden City, Long Island NY, USA and sells fishing tackle products in more than 140 countries.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Director of Marketing
Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.
Main Office: 1-855-830-7430 Ext. 1002
Direct Line: 631-369-0063