SpringSource Solidifies Enterprise Offerings With Acquisition Of Hyperic

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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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ivan_Lazarte/506991550 Ivan Lazarte

    It’s been a while since I was able to use Spring on my projects, but the platform and offering overall seems to be getting better and better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ivan_Lazarte/506991550 Ivan Lazarte

    It’s been a while since I was able to use Spring on my projects, but the platform and offering overall seems to be getting better and better.

  • http://groovymag.com/latest Michael Kimsal

    SpringSource is really on an acquisition rampage the last year. Are they looking to go public in the next couple of years? Anyone have any insight on this?

  • http://groovymag.com/latest Michael Kimsal

    SpringSource is really on an acquisition rampage the last year. Are they looking to go public in the next couple of years? Anyone have any insight on this?

  • Karthik Krishnan

    This is all good for Spring, but I don’t know if this is good for Spring’s development community. Over the past 2 years or so, open (free if you prefer)support to Spring by SpringSource members has declined considerably. The core container forum (http://forum.springsource.org/forumdisplay.php?f=26) has more unanswered questions than ever before. I don’t know if it is because the investors insisted or their own volition. SS has announced a SS Enterprise Maintenance Policy where they offer their support their clients for free and I don’t mind that. But I think it would be a much better Spring universe if Spring core group were to login and answer some of the questions which go unanswered.

    Another article that may pertain to this topic:

    http://www.mularien.com/blog/2008/09/19/how-open-source-is-spring-an-analytical-investigation/

  • Karthik Krishnan

    This is all good for Spring, but I don’t know if this is good for Spring’s development community. Over the past 2 years or so, open (free if you prefer)support to Spring by SpringSource members has declined considerably. The core container forum (http://forum.springsource.org/forumdisplay.php?f=26) has more unanswered questions than ever before. I don’t know if it is because the investors insisted or their own volition. SS has announced a SS Enterprise Maintenance Policy where they offer their support their clients for free and I don’t mind that. But I think it would be a much better Spring universe if Spring core group were to login and answer some of the questions which go unanswered.

    Another article that may pertain to this topic:

    http://www.mularien.com/blog/2008/09/19/how-open-source-is-spring-an-analytical-investigation/

  • http://startup.partnerup.com/2009/07/14/complete-list-of-q2-2009-web-internet-and-tech-acquisitions/ Complete List of Q2 2009 Web, Internet and Tech Acquisitions » The StartUp Blog at PartnerUp

    […] provides open source software to manage web applications. TechCrunch  GigaOM  Press […]

  • http://startup.partnerup.com/2009/07/14/complete-list-of-q2-2009-web-internet-and-tech-acquisitions/ Complete List of Q2 2009 Web, Internet and Tech Acquisitions » The StartUp Blog at PartnerUp

    […] provides open source software to manage web applications. TechCrunch  GigaOM  Press […]

  • http://startup.partnerup.com/2010/01/26/complete-list-of-all-2009-web-internet-and-tech-acquisitions/ Complete List of 2009 Web, Internet and Tech Acquisitions » The StartUp Blog at PartnerUp

    […] provides open source software to manage web applications. TechCrunch GigaOM Press […]

  • http://startup.partnerup.com/2010/01/26/complete-list-of-all-2009-web-internet-and-tech-acquisitions/ Complete List of 2009 Web, Internet and Tech Acquisitions » The StartUp Blog at PartnerUp

    […] provides open source software to manage web applications. TechCrunch GigaOM Press […]

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