Start-up nLayers made its public debut Tuesday, joining several other companies focused on reducing the cost of maintaining corporate data centers via better application management. Eleven-month-old nLayers also released its product, called nLayers InSight, an appliance designed to track and analyze use of business applications on a corporate network.
InSight pulls application usage data from corporate networks, such as the flow of data and transactions, and builds a model of how applications are used over time. With that information, companies can perform management tasks, such as consolidating multiple servers or improving the performance of applications, said Gili Raanan, the company's founder and CEO. The appliance costs $45,000 or can be leased for $2,500 per month.