November 5, 2008

Hyper9 Named As Top Start-Up to Watch By Network World

Hyper9, Inc., the leader in search-based software for managing the dynamic nature of virtual environments, today announced that IDG's Network World has selected Hyper9 as one of its "10 IT Management Start-Ups to Watch." Companies are selected for Network World's Companies to Watch list based on the strength of each company's technology and their industry segment.

Hyper9 uses five data collection methods to gather configuration, patch and other data on virtual and physical machines. To collect data, Hyper9 inspects the VMware VirtualCenter database, VirtualCenter via an API, host servers, virtual machines and the sessions within the virtual machines. The software aggregates data and presents it through a Web-based interface, coupling the search results with business intelligence metrics and potential actions to take in response to search results.

Hyper9's placement on the Network World list follows the company's beta program launch, which was opened to qualified virtual infrastructure administrators in September 2008. More information on the beta program is available from Hyper9 and additional limited invitations are being made available from virtualization industry influencers such as Rich Brambley and Scott Lowe.

"As virtual environments increase in complexity, virtual infrastructure administrators must find, track, report and diagnose problems within virtual environments, yet they lack the necessary tools that are needed in order to sufficiently collect and navigate the data," said Chris Ostertag, Hyper9 CEO. "Search-based management promises to deliver the immediacy and the accuracy necessary to solve this emerging IT management challenge by offering visibility into relationships between virtual machines and historical information to determine what has changed. Network World's recognition of Hyper 9 is a wonderful validation of our search-driven approach."

The "10 IT Management Start-Ups to Watch" article appears in the November 3, 2008 edition of Network World. To read the full article, visit the Network World Web site here.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers network IT executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities (,,, and, and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities. Additionally, Network World is the event organizer of DEMO and DEMOfall, the leading events for new technology innovation.

About Hyper9

Founded by enterprise systems management experts and virtualization visionaries, Hyper9 provides the first search-based approach to managing the dynamic nature of virtual environments. Based in Austin, Texas, Hyper9 is a privately held company backed by Matrix Partners and Silverton Partners. More information about Hyper9 is located online at All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.