First logging-as-a-service tool for the cloud wins NovaUCD award


17 Nov 2010

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A software development company, JLizard, has won NovaUCD’s 2010 Start-Up Award, thanks to its cloud-based product, which lets organisations reduce the time needed to analyse log data of its IT systems from days to minutes.

Dr Trevor Parsons and Dr Viliam Holub established JLizard earlier in the year. It is a spin-out company from the Performance Engineering Laboratory in UCD’s School of Computer Science and Informatics.

The product is a software-as-a-service log-management tool focused on the system reliability of IT applications, particularly cloud computing infrastructures.

It detects system problems faster and lets organisations increase the detection of bugs within their IT systems.

Organisations can use www.logentries.com to automatically collect, analyse and visualise live log data and detect problems in real time. The product also prevents the need for complex log management setups in the cloud environment.

It will go live this year and will be the first to market logging-as-a-service tool focused on cloud-based systems.

In addition to the Start-Up Award, JLizard also received a cheque for €5,000, €5,000 worth of legal services and six months free desk space at NovaUCD. The company also got a year’s free subscription to AccountsIQ software, which lets SMEs manage their accounting through the internet.

Two other ventures, Restored Hearing and Belfield Technologies, received runner-up awards for the NovaUCD 2010 Start-Up Award.

One hundred seventy new ventures and 260 people have completed the NovaUCD Campus Company Development Programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland, which has run since 1996.

It aims to help academic and research entrepreneurs to set up and develop new high-tech ventures to commercialise out of their research.

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