SpringSource Buys Hyperic
"The move will expand SpringSource's Java offerings and allow the company to provide a more comprehensive open source stack," writes Ars Technica's Ryan Paul. "SpringSource's core business revolves around selling an enterprise version of the Apache-licensed Spring framework, but the company has been steadily expanding its reach. Last year, SpringSource acquired G2One — the company behind the Java-based Groovy programming language — and Covalent, a company that provides support for Apache's Tomcat application server."
"Hyperic has grown in popularity in the five years since it was created, and it has won numerous accolades from analyst firms, such as Gartner, which named it a 'company to watch in 2009,'" writes SD Times' Alex Handy. "At the heart of Hyperic is Hyperic HQ, a distributed Java application that discovers, analyzes and monitors systems and network components in a data center. The HQ product can be administered through a Web-based interface, allowing IT operators to monitor networks from anywhere in the world."