What We Do
CopperEgg next-generation cloud monitoring provides simple, smart, and fast insight into the performance, quality, and availability of websites, web applications, servers, and systems. Our SaaS-based server monitoring, website monitoring, and cloud analytics deliver immediate intelligence into critical cloud performance problems, correlated visibility into developing trends, and split-second decision support for organizations of all sizes. CopperEgg products are simple to try, install, use, and grow. Our scalable, big data monitoring platform maximizes visibility, minimizes false alarms, and optimizes performance fidelity.
It started with Columbus…
Where did we come up with the name CopperEgg? For us it was easy. The story behind the CopperEgg name actually started with a rumored event in the life of Christopher Columbus. During one of Columbus’ return trips to Spain from the New World, Columbus was dining with several nobles when one of them said: ‘Sir Christopher, even if your lordship had not discovered the Indies, there would have been one who would have started a similar adventure with the same result.’
Columbus did not respond to these words but asked for a whole egg to be brought to him. He placed it on the table and said: ‘My lords, I will lay a wager with any of you that you are unable to make this egg stand on its end like I will do without any kind of help or aid.’ They all tried without success and when the egg was returned to Columbus, he tapped it gently on the table breaking it slightly at the bottom and with this, the egg stood on its end. All those present were confounded and understood what he meant: completing the feat the first time is the hardest, after that, it is easy for others to follow.
…And continued with Tesla
Nikola Tesla, at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, in a grand salute to Columbus, demonstrated a device he called the “Egg of Columbus.” It was used to demonstrate and explain the principles of the rotating magnetic field model and the induction motor.
Tesla’s Egg of Columbus performed the feat of Columbus but with a technical twist. Tesla used an egg coated in copper. This copper egg was placed inside Tesla’s trademark rotating magnetic field. The magnetic field began rotating thus causing the egg to spin on its axis and ultimately stand on end.
To quote Scott, our co-founder, “I believe that this was Tesla’s way of tipping his hat to Columbus for the feat he had accomplished. Naming us CopperEgg is our way of tipping our hat to Tesla.”