Hyperic Inc.

March 14, 2007 09:00 ET

Hyperic Essay Contest Challenges Students to Describe Data Center of the Future

SAN FRANCISCO--(Collegiate Presswire - March 14, 2007) - Hyperic Inc., the leader in multi-platform, open source systems management, today kicked off an essay contest that encourages students to articulate the management challenges and solutions surrounding the Next Generation Data Center. This new breed of IT workspaces is characterized by increased consolidation and higher utilization of resources, faster delivery times for services and significantly expanded channels for communication and collaboration.

Established to engage emerging IT experts and future system administrators in the development of next generation IT management tools and techniques, the contest will award a $5,000 scholarship to the individual who can most clearly define the IT requirements for systems management of the Next Generation Data Center.

"Some of the greatest minds in IT have yet to enter the workforce, and we are excited to offer a program that engages some of these in one of the most challenging questions facing IT today - determining how to take advantage of next generation technologies in a sustainable way," said Javier Soltero, CEO of Hyperic. "As exemplified by the open source movement, fresh ideas, and different perspectives are critical to the process of technical innovation -- we look forward to helping foster tomorrow's talent, today."

How to apply

The scholarship is open to all members of university-level IT departments. To apply for a scholarship, students may be required to show proof of enrollment in university-level IT classes, and faculty must show proof of employment. Awards will be assigned directly to student tuition, or departmental budget.

Interested individuals are invited to visit www.hyperic.com/essaycontest to review a more detailed description of the contest and the contest rules. Eligible applicants should fill out and submit the application form directly on the website. The essay should be a 2500-word description of their vision for managing the Next Generation Data Center.

Winning essays must include specific requirements, background and use-case scenarios, real or imagined, that describe the types of IT monitoring and analysis that will be required by Next Generation Data Centers.

Submissions will be accepted through June 15, 2007. Hyperic employees will be the sole judges of the contest, and results of contest will be published by August 6, 2007.

About Hyperic Inc.

Hyperic (www.hyperic.com), provides the only open source systems management software purpose-built to maximize availability for the Next Generation Data Center. Hyperic's software provides unprecedented cross-stack visibility and helps enterprises to pinpoint, correct and prevent problems at every layer--including hardware, networks, virtualization, middleware and applications. Hyperic's technology-neutral approach enables manageability across today's technologies in the market today as well as those of tomorrow. Hyperic's software manages enterprises of all sizes, including Hi5 Networks, Ogilvy & Mather, eHarmony.com, and more. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Hyperic is a private company funded by Benchmark Capital and Accel Partners.

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