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Confio’s Ignite Software Improves IT Performance and Increases Team Collaboration for USA Funds


Boulder, Colo., Mar. 5, 2013 – Today Confio Software announced that USA Funds®, a nonprofit college access and success organization, has chosen Confio’s Ignite for SQL Server as its database performance management software solution. Ignite’s response-time based database monitoring helps USA Funds improve IT performance and increase collaboration across multiple departments by providing secure, role-specific access to servers in the production environment.
“Prior to using Ignite, we had limited insight into the load and impact on our environment and applications via SQL Server,” said Greg Stafford, database administrator for USA Funds. “With Ignite, our database, hosting, application development and information security teams all have uniform and role-specific access to the Ignite console and comprehensive report distributions. This enables our stakeholders to have a complete understanding of the health of different data systems and applications.”
Recognizing the benefits of leveraging Ignite across multiple IT departments, USA Funds now relies on Ignite to increase collaboration and help boost productivity throughout their organization. For example, USA Funds’ application development team was recently able to identify multiple areas where they could potentially increase efficiency simply by modifying how they managed jobs throughout the application. Ignite has also enabled the hosting and infrastructure teams to address issues that were impacting SQL Server and host server performance due to template implementations.
Ignite has also helped USA Funds improve the performance of its SQL Server database in its VMware environment. Said Stafford, “Ignite enabled us to see how our applications interact with VMware hosts over the course of a day, week or month. This helped us resolve critical memory issues within the environment and improve the overall performance and end-user attitude toward the applications.”
“Utilizing Ignite to increase visibility and collaboration across multiple departments is one of the key ways innovative organizations like USA Funds have been able to leverage Ignite to its fullest,” said Justin Boehm, Confio Regional Account Manager. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with USA Funds and helping them further improve efficiency across their organization.”
For more information about Confio’s solutions for DBAs, developers and IT managers, please visit
About USA Funds
USA Funds is a nonprofit corporation that works to enhance postsecondary education preparedness, access and success by providing and supporting financial and other valued services.  USA Funds provides postsecondary institutions and their students with services, including financial literacy programs for college students, debt management and default prevention consultation and support, training for financial aid administrators, and student aid policy compliance support. USA Funds also provides grants and other funding support to nonprofit organizations to improve student access to and success in higher education. For more information visit
About Confio Software
Confio Software is the leader in database DevOps performance solutions for DBAs, developers, and IT managers to accelerate application delivery, speed problem resolution, and reduce cost of IT operations. Confio’s flagship product, Confio Ignite™ improves software development and service delivery for systems based on Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2 and SAP Sybase databases, running on VMware virtual servers as well as physical servers. Recognized as the fastest growing database performance solution company in the past two years, Confio has earned recognition on the Inc. 500/5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Founded in 2004, Confio products are developed and supported from the Boulder, CO headquarters. For more information visit



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