SOURCE: Hyperic Inc.

July 18, 2007 08:30 ET

Former Wily Vice President Joins Hyperic as Senior Vice President of Engineering

The Addition of Paul Melmon Deepens Bench of Technical Leadership

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Hyperic Inc., the leader in multi-platform, open source systems management, today named Paul Melmon senior vice president of engineering. Having held senior executive positions at both Wily Technology and at Pets.com, Melmon brings more than 20 years of engineering excellence, strategic vision and exceptional execution in both infrastructure tooling and online business to his role. At Hyperic, Melmon will oversee the strategy and implementation of all engineering, development, support and product management for the company.

Prior to Hyperic, Melmon served as vice president of corporate and business development at Wily, a provider of application management solutions acquired by CA in March of 2006. At Wily, he was responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of all technology partnerships and merger and acquisition activity. During his tenure at Wily, Melmon was also vice president of research and development, overseeing all design, development, and delivery of products. Before Wily, Melmon was CIO at Pets.com, where he led the team that defined and developed the company's technology and operations infrastructure.

"With more than 300 enterprise-class customers, Hyperic is the clear leader in open source systems management," said Melmon. "The team at Hyperic has succeeded by creating a new approach aimed at helping IT solve the most difficult management challenge -- taming the complex IT environments that characterize the fast-moving online services market. I'm looking forward to being a part of taking Hyperic and its customers to the next level."

Earlier in his career, Melmon held engineering and management positions at Wallop Software, Scopus Technology, Sybase and Hewlett-Packard.

"Paul has a strong track record bringing new technologies to market and building and managing complex IT infrastructures for the demanding online services companies," said Hyperic co-founder and CEO, Javier Soltero. "This experience will be critical as Hyperic expands its solutions for managing the complex web infrastructure environments typical of online services providers."

About Hyperic Inc.

Hyperic (www.hyperic.com) provides the only open source systems management software purpose-built for the fast-moving online services market. 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 supports innovation by enabling manageability across technologies in the market today as well as those of tomorrow. Hyperic's software manages online services businesses of all sizes, including hi5 Networks, eHarmony.com, MyNewPlace.com and more. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Hyperic is a private company funded by Accel Partners and Benchmark Capital.

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