SpringSource, the maker of the open source application framework for Java, has acquired Hyperic, which provides open source software to manage web applications. Hyperic provides monitoring and management software for all types of web applications, whether hosted in the cloud or on premise. The acquisition lets SpringSource deepen its roots in the enterprise space by offering a comprehensive suite of products. SpringSource can now help IT operations build, run and manage Java applications, both in the cloud or in a data center.
SpringSource’s flasghip product, Spring, has become a popular programming model for developers to create enterprise Java applications. Spring promises faster project completion, improved portability and application quality. Hyperic is well known and established as the provider of an enterprise server monitoring solution used by companies such as CNet, Mosso, Hi5, Microsoft and others. The startup’s monitoring systems are used in co-location centers to monitor, manage and report on performance issues. Last year, Hyperic launched its new cloud service monitoring and logging service CloudStatus.com. CloudStatus is a free and publicly available website that allows developers and users of cloud services such as Amazon S3 and EC2 to monitor the the performance and uptime (or downtime) of these services.
SpringSource has made a number of acquisitions over the past year to boost its capabilities. By acquiring Covalent in early 2008, SpringSource added the application runtime environments Apache Tomcat and Apache HTTP Server to its technology offerings. At the end of 2008, SpringSource acquired G2One and its dynamic and rapid Web application technologies. SpringSource was one of the startups that we predicted would weather the downturn, thanks to $25 million in funding over the past two years.