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Hyperic Launches HyperFORGE to Extend Open Plug-In Community
9 New Plug-Ins Donated to Open Source HyperFORGE targeted at Systems Management of High Volume On-Line Services
San Francisco, CA – June 18, 2007 – Hyperic Inc., the leader in multi-platform, open source systems management, today announced the HyperFORGE, Hyperic's open source software development site, which will provide developers with an easy way to create plug-ins to Hyperic HQ, the company's flagship systems management platform.
Most Hyperic HQ open source users are deploying next-generation, high demand on-line applications built on modern SOA architectures. These on-line, services-based deployments require the ability to monitor and manage across all layers of the stack to establish a composite view of their heterogeneous environments.
Hyperic HQ currently ships with the industry's broadest footprint of technologies managed today. However, recognizing that the technology needs of online services businesses change rapidly, the HyperFORGE provides a way for this community to work together to quickly add support for their changing technology adoption.
As part of the launch, Hyperic is announcing nine new plugins to its portfolio, which brings the total number of managed technologies to 55, five times more than any other open source systems management provider. The new plugins available through the forge include: IBM Informix; Squid; lighttpd; qmail; JOnAS; CruiseControl; NetScaler; ZXTM; WxGoos.
"Hyperic's mission is to provide the only open source systems management software purpose-built for the fast-moving online services market," said Doug MacEachern, CTO and co-founder of Hyperic. "The online market has different and changing needs. Technology is its product, and evolving and embracing new technologies is driving web sites and new SOA infrastructures. Having an open forge allows the community to respond quickly to changing requirements. And through community contributions, we can provide users with more than 90 percent coverage of their technology needs. Most other vendors leave 90 percent uncovered, and that's just unacceptable."
Companies implementing traditional systems management tools typically spend weeks or months customizing scripts to collect monitoring data and connecting their management system to the desired technologies. For fast-moving, online services businesses that demand high availability, these types of traditional deployments can pose serious risks, opening "management gaps" in their framework, and creating extensive deployment costs. Through Hyperic HQ, this demanding market now has access to an innovative systems management alternative that provides the most comprehensive and cost-effective management and networking software out-of-the-box.
Designed to encourage the community to collaborate, Hyperic's new HyperFORGE includes an easy-to-use Plug-in Development Kit (PDK) that streamlines the process of writing management protocols to a few simple lines of XML. More detailed plugins can be written in C++, Java, or perl. The site is organized as a library where users can contribute "HOWTO" guides, as well as plugins. For complete information on all Hyperic-supported technologies, visit the managed products page.
Announcing the "Plug-in of the Month" Program
Hyperic is encouraging contributions and is kicking off its "Plug-in of the Month" program, which will review all plug-ins on a monthly basis and award the most valuable plug-in with a write-up in the monthly community newsletter as well as the Hyperic blog. All contributors of a reusable plug-in will receive a Hyperic company logo golf shirt. Winners of the monthly contest will also receive a $250 dollar American Express gift certificate for contributions. For more information on this program, visit Hyperic's Plug-In of the Month page.
About Hyperic Inc.
Hyperic (www.hyperic.com), provides the only open source systems management software purpose-built for the fast-moving online services market. Hyperic's software provides unprecedented cross-stack visibility and helps enterprises to pinpoint, correct and prevent problems at every layer – including hardware, networks, virtualization, middleware and applications. Hyperic's technology-neutral approach supports innovation by enabling manageability across technologies in the market today as well as those of tomorrow. Hyperic's software manages online services businesses of all sizes, including hi5 Networks, eHarmony.com, MyNewPlace.com and more. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Hyperic is a private company funded by Accel Partners and Benchmark Capital.