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SpringSource Hyperic HQ Now Available on the RightScale Cloud Computing

By John | June 24, 2009

Here is the press release…

SANTA BARBARA and SAN MATEO Calif.– JUNE 23, 2009 – RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, and SpringSource Hypericthe leading provider of web application performance monitoring and management software, today announced that SpringSource Hyperic HQ, the company’s award-winning application and infrastructure management software, is now available through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Starting today, organizations can use SpringSource Hyperic HQ directly from the fully automated RightScale Platform to monitor the availability and further manage the performance of their cloud applications.

Thousands of companies worldwide already depend on SpringSource Hyperic HQ for their web application and infrastructure management, and now RightScale customers can benefit from additional monitoring and management of their cloud applications using proven and familiar software,” said Josh Fraser, vice president of Business Development at RightScale. “Hyperic adds to the growing list of technologies now available through the RightScale Platform to help our customers get the breadth of functionality and performance in the cloud that is similar to that in their own data centers.”

The RightScale Cloud Management Platform lets any organization tap the enormous power of cloud computing for scalable, cost-effective IT infrastructure on demand, with complete control and portability. RightScale reduces the complexity of cloud computing, enabling organizations to quickly deploy business-critical applications without the risk of lock-in at any level. With sophisticated “cloud-ready” server templates, customers can easily deploy, manage and dynamically scale even complex, multi-cloud applications on the fully-automated RightScale Platform.

SpringSource Hyperic HQ manages cloud application performance and ensures that applications are available and performing optimally, an important consideration for enterprise use of cloud computing given the disparate networks that are involved. SpringSource Hyperic HQ Enterprise provides features such as auto-discovery of assets and inventory, availability monitoring and fault detection, performance management, alerting and escalations, and reporting and business analytics.

With the new SpringSource Hyperic HQ end-to-end monitoring solution for RightScale, RightScale users can easily add HQ monitoring agents to their RightScale images to bring the proven management and monitoring benefits of HQ to their cloud applications. SpringSource Hyperic HQ is able to monitor applications running in RightScale-managed cloud deployments that include more than 75 commonly used software products in the cloud, including the most popular HTTP servers, application servers, databases, messaging servers, and authorization servers.

“One of the main roadblocks to cloud adoption is proper monitoring and management of the cloud applications’ performance, and SpringSource Hyperic HQ integrated into the RightScale Cloud Management Platform provides users with in-depth visibility into an application’s health, as well as detailed tuning and performance management. RightScale and Hyperic provide customers a proven on-ramp to the cloud and new levels of automation, control and portability for cloud deployments,” said Javier Soltero, chief technology officer, management products, for SpringSource.

Starting today, RightScale customers can launch a free 30-day trial of SpringSource Hyperic HQ through the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. For more information about SpringSource Hyperic HQ on RightScale, go to http://www.rightscale.com/hyperic.

About RightScale, Inc.

RightScale is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated cloud management platform that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform is delivered as “software as a service” (SAAS) and is available in a range of editions, from the free Developer Edition to Enterprise Editions. To date, thousands of deployments and more than 500,000 servers have been launched on the RightScale Platform for leading companies such as Animoto, Playfish, Sling Media and TC3. To learn more about RightScale, please go to http://www.RightScale.com.

About SpringSource

SpringSource provides a complete suite of software products that accelerate the entire build, run, manage enterprise Java application lifecycle. SpringSource employs the open source leaders who created and drive innovation for Spring, the de facto standard programming model for enterprise Java applications. SpringSource also employs the Java and Web thought leaders within the Apache Tomcat, Apache HTTP Server, Groovy and Grails open source communities. Nearly half of the Global 2000, including many of the world’s leading retail, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, technology and public sector clients are SpringSource customers. For more information visit: www.springsource.com.

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