Change is the only constant in a cloud environment. The number of microservices is constantly growing, and each is being deployed several times a day or week, all hosted on ephemeral servers. A typical customer request depends on at least three internal and one external service. It’s a densely connected web of systems.
Any change in such a connected system usually introduces a ripple. It’s tough to understand these impacts. Alert fatigue, tribal knowledge of failures, and manual correlation across 10s of dashboards are painful and take a lot of time.
The Last9 Reliability platform unlocks microservices' end-to-end maps (call graphs) and provides change intelligence. It helps answer these simple questions for engineering teams instantly:
- What went wrong
- Did we change anything
- How do we prevent it
Users love that now, they have a map of all dependencies and out-of-the-box tracking of their key SLIs. They are being able to trace which tenant got affected instantly. All this happens without an agent, which makes it extremely easy to adopt across all systems.
The Next Generation of Engineering Teams is using Last9 for their Reliability.
Some of the best engineering and DevOps teams today—from early teams to growth-stage companies—use Last9 to measure, track, and improve software reliability.
Last9 has helped Yieldstreet identify, track, and understand the most important metrics impacting our investors with data our microservices services were already generating. We can resolve issues faster and reduce our team’s alert fatigue.
— Azret Deljanin, VP of Infrastructure and Security
Last9 is working with large-scale customers across US and Asia to build best-in-class software that works seamlessly. For example, they have been the platform of choice at the largest streaming platform for the Indian Premier League—a cricket tournament seeing 5M+ requests per second and 30M+ concurrent viewers.
Partnering with Sequoia Capital India
Last9 was part of Sequoia Capital India’s Surge program, and we raised $2M from them and Better Capital in April 2020. Today, we’re taking this partnership further with Sequoia Capital India leading our $11M Series A, Better Capital, and other angel investors.
The value proposition of Last9 is simple and very powerful. The cloud has led to an explosion of infrastructure data. This has made an engineer’s job of understanding dependencies to pinpoint a root cause that much harder. Last9’s secret sauce of building a map of the company’s architecture allowing companies to do this quickly has seen strong reception from marquee customers. Nishant and Piyush are amongst the strongest SREs in our region and we are excited to double down on our partnership with them and the Last9 team.
— Harshjit Sethi, Managing Director
Building the Step-Ladder to Reliability
We believe that each organization’s journey to better reliability needs a step-ladder—going to their next 9 one-step-at-a-time, a step-ladder that Last9 uses to enable our customers to make running systems at scale fun and embarrassingly easy!
We’re excited to use our Series A to continue developing our Reliability platform and bringing it to engineering teams across the world!
If you’re tired of how poorly your tools enable your team to gain visibility into your microservices and respond to incidents, join teams like Disney+ Hotstar, Yieldstreet, Skit, Arria, and many more on their reliability journey. Schedule a demo here.
We’re also adding fantastic folks to our team! While we’ve got hubs in Pune and Bengaluru in India and Mountain View in the USA—a fair amount of us are spread across the two geographies, and we’re hiring in the US as well. Check out our current openings here.