March 7, 2005

Hyperic releases HQ management solution for OSS

Javier Soltero writes "Hyperic HQ 2.0 Downloadable Management Platform for Open Source Applications Available Today.
New Release Provides Unparalleled Management
For Mission Critical Applications Built on Open Source.

San Francisco, CA, March 7, 2005 â Hyperic, a leader application management platforms for IT operations built on open source technology, announced today general availability of Hyperic HQ 2.0, the only downloadable management solution designed specifically for open source applications.

The industryâs most predictable and complete management solution for IT operations built on open source technology, Hyperic HQ is the management platform of choice for customers ranging from Fortune 500 to mid-size enterprises requiring consolidated management of custom applications.

âOpen source technology is gaining popularity, but manageability remains a lower priority for most of the development community,â said Javier Soltero, Chief Executive Officer, Hyperic. âIT operators want to harness the reliability and cost-effectiveness of open technology, but struggle with application management. Hyperic HQ is the first product to specifically address the needs of customers managing applications they have built themselves â providing inventory, monitoring, control and alerting for technologies that lack a built-in administration console. HQ is easy to install and customize, so that our customers can manage applications within an hour of downloading.â

With the transition from packaged application deployments to custom application development comes demand for a solution built specifically to inventory, monitor, and control the complex mix of web infrastructure, application servers and storage technologies used by todayâs application architectures.

âWith Hyperic's help, we've made the move from closed source web and application servers to open source technologies like Tomcat and Apache,â said a National Semiconductor spokesperson. âHyperic HQ is managing some of our most critical business intelligence applications. HQ gives us visibility into these applications and helps us perform root cause analysis. Hyperic's open source expertise combined with Hyperic HQ's unique application management made it a natural fit for our infrastructure.â

Hyperic HQ 2.0 offers a rich feature-set for managing open applications:

> Easy-to-install, downloadable solution is up and running in less than one hour.

> First-class support for major open source platforms â Apache, Tomcat, JBoss, MySQL and PostgreSQL â in addition to complete support for commercial J2EE solutions and the.NET platform.

> Personalized monitoring capabilities enable customers to create custom views of the resources comprising their mission critical services for instant analysis and problem resolution.

> Enhanced problem identification capabilities, based on continuously trended behavior derived from metrics collected by the system, enable customers to reliably anticipate and uncover problems in the infrastructure before they occur.

"Hyperic gives us production friendly, under-the-hood monitoring of the internal operation of our web applications like nothing else that we've seen or used,â said Frank Kurzawa, Senior Java Developer, Topaz Software.

Hyperic HQ 2.0 is currently available for download at and is offered as a time unlimited evaluation copy. Annual subscription licenses are available for $780 per managed machine.

About Hyperic:

Privately held and based in San Francisco, California, Hyperic LLC is the leading provider of predictable and open IT management solutions. Hyperic IT management solutions help companies realize the vision of unified application management by combining ease of deployment, low overhead and comprehensive support for both open source and commercial technologies with predictable, open pricing. Founded in March 2004, Hypericâs world-class team of professionals is experienced in commercial and open source application development and large-scale IT operations."

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