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Hyperic Announces Winner of "Data Center of the Future" Essay Challenge
Kent State Sophomore Wins $5,000 Scholarship Award
LINUXWORLD - SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., - August 8, 2007 - Hyperic Inc., the leader in multi-platform, open source systems management, today announced the winner of its "Next Generation Data Center" essay contest. Wayne Koesling, a sophomore studying IT management at Kent State University won for his essay, "Managing the Next Generation Data Center."
Koesling's essay was selected from hundreds of submissions for most clearly illustrating the IT systems management requirements for the data center of the future. For his case study, Koesling outlined a potential management scenario for a completely virtualized data center. Additionally, he described how to manage the impact created by VoIP, consumer and wireless devices, and a more distributed workforce. Koesling will be awarded $5,000 in education scholarship money for his winning entry.
"We received a strong response to the contest, and it was a tough decision. We awarded Wayne with the scholarship for clearly articulating how to take advantage of next generation technologies in a sustainable way," said Javier Soltero, CEO of Hyperic. "We believe that fresh ideas and different perspectives are critical to the process of technical innovation, and are heartened that tomorrow's IT community will include individuals like Wayne."
Koesling represents a growing segment of the IT population. A veteran IT professional, he has first-hand experience dealing with the chaos created by the industry's constant innovation and steady stream of new technologies and services. Koesling made his way back to the classroom after a 20-year hiatus to sharpen his skills and ensure he had the training needed to be successful in today's rapidly changing IT climate.
Open to all members of university-level IT departments, the purpose of the essay contest was to engage emerging IT experts and future system administrators in the development of next generation IT management tools and techniques.
To read the winning essay, and to learn more about Wayne Koesling, visit http://www.hyperic.com/resources/scholarship2007.html.
About Hyperic Inc.
Hyperic (www.hyperic.com), provides the only open source systems management software purpose-built to maximize availability for the Next Generation Data Center. 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 enables manageability across today's technologies in the market today as well as those of tomorrow. Hyperic's software manages enterprises of all sizes, including Hi5 Networks, Ogilvy & Mather, eHarmony.com, and more. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Hyperic is a private company funded by Benchmark Capital and Accel Partners.