448QT Hyperic – Next Generation Systems Management
Author: Charlie Burns
User IT organizations are being challenged on multiple fronts including implementing Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA), and integrating and managing new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) workloads. Simultaneously, user IT management is turning to virtualization in the hopes of reducing infrastructure costs. These forces are causing IT management to evolve from managing assets to managing processes, and transform from a “do it myself” to a “help me do it” and eventually to a “do it for me” approach.
Founded in 2004, Hyperic Inc. (see Figure 1 for additional company details and contact information) provides a next-generation systems management toolset for IT infrastructures which are facing the challenges noted above. Hyperic HQ is a “help me do it” offering which provides important functionality and support to improve the productivity and effectiveness of an IT management organization.