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This is a guest blog post written and contributed by Bill Hodak, Director of Product Marketing at New Relic, an application performance management vendor and Engine Yard partner.

New Relic is announcing the availability of two awesome new features. Thanks to our SaaS model, our customers have immediate access to these new features. When you login or sign up today, you'll get one or both of these features.

New Relic and Engine Yard have partnered to make New Relic Standard available to all Engine Yard Cloud customers free of charge. All accounts start with 14 days of Pro, for free. Check it out and try it free here.

App Speed Index Think your app is fast? Stop guessing and start knowing with the App Speed Index. The App Speed Index leverages our Big Data to provide Big Insight to our customers. New Relic collects over 55 billion performance metrics and monitors 1.5 billion page loads on behalf of our 25,000 customers and their 450,000 application instances. All of that data equates to 3.5 terabytes of new data collected, stored and analyzed each day.

With the App Speed Index, our customers will be able to classify their application into a Peer Group of similar applications (ex. eCommerce, SaaS, Gaming, and Consumer Internet applications) and benchmark their app with industry peers. Find out your percentile rank within your peer group for end user and application response times, error rates, and application availability to find out how fast you really are.

Learn more about the App Speed Index here, or check out this blog post. And don't forget to check out our living infographic, updated daily to show how the peer groups rank by performance and availability. It even lists the fastest applications monitored by New Relic!

Custom Dashboards Have you ever wanted to see Network I/O graphs and End User Response Time graphs on the same dashboard? What about some custom business metrics and application response time? Now you can with Custom Dashboards. You can build any dashboard with any data that tickles your fancy. The best part about it? No coding required! All you have to do is click and pick, drag and drop, or instant copy an existing New Relic graph and boom — you've got a Custom Dashboard. This feature is only available to our Pro customers, so if you're not a Pro customer, sign up or upgrade today to get access to Custom Dashboards. Learn more about Custom Dashboards by reading this blog post.

Interested in more information on Engine Yard + New Relic? Check out our joint webcast: 6 Tips for Improving Ruby Application Performance


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