Hyper9 Named One of 10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2010

January 19th, 2010 by jason Leave a reply »

Press Release:

Hyper9 Named One of 10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2010

Company Concludes Banner Year, Closes Largest Quarter To-Date

AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 20, 2010 – Despite a tough economy and increased competition
in the virtualization market, Hyper9, Inc. today announced the close of a banner year in
2009, capped off by a fourth quarter that was the company’s strongest quarter to-date.
Demonstrating positive momentum across all areas of the business, Hyper9 won
numerous industry accolades in 2009, most recently landing on CIO.com’s third-annual
list of intriguing innovators in virtualization management, 10 Virtualization Vendors to
Watch in 2010

“Virtualization is no longer a buzzword that people just talk about,” said Bill Kennedy,
CEO of Hyper9. “In 2009, more enterprises embraced virtualization as an effective way
to optimize IT operations. As organizations continue to face the challenge of doing more
with less, virtualization will play a strategic role in enhancing the performance and agility
of key business initiatives.”

Hyper9 attributes its success to several key factors, including new product innovation, an
expanded customer base across numerous industries, strategic partnerships and
industry accolades. Recent accomplishments include:

  • Sales – 4Q09 was the company’s largest quarter to-date, with bookings four-
    times larger than the previous quarter. New contracts came from both private and
    public sectors across multiple verticals, including travel, sports and
    entertainment, consumer goods and technology. Key customer wins included:
    HomeAway, the National Football League, Major League Baseball and Whole
    Foods, among others.
  • Product Innovation – Product innovation continued with the launch of Hyper9’s
    Virtual Environment Optimization Suite, a second-generation virtualization
    management solution that provides enhanced business insights to address the
    growing demands of virtualized applications. The company also unveiled an
    open-sourced version of its Virtualization Mobile Manager.
  • Strategic Partnerships – Alliances with key services providers extended
    Hyper9’s reach in Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom, while providing
    expanded integration and service capabilities for customers. New partners
    include: IGI, INX, IVOXY Consulting LLC, Softchoice, Righttrac and DNM.
  • Industry Accolades – Several industry analyst firms published reports
    highlighting Hyper9’s virtualization innovation, including Gartner’s Cool Vendor in
    IT Operations and Virtualization and Taneja Group’s whitepaper, Business-
    Driven Virtualization: Optimizing Insight and Operational Efficiency in the Dynamic
    . Additionally, the company kicked off 2010 being named
    One of Ten Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2010 by CIO.com, and being listed
    as a featured vendor in Gartner’s report Virtualization is Bringing Together
    Configuration and Performance Management.

Virtualization has quickly evolved into a strategic enabling technology now widely
deployed at all levels of the IT stack – from servers and desktops to networks, storage
and applications. Hyper9’s flagship product, Virtual Environment Optimization Suite,
helps organizations virtualize more resources, faster, to meet today’s sophisticated
business requirements.

About Hyper9, Inc.
Hyper9 is a privately-held company backed by Venrock, Matrix Partners, Silverton
Partners and Maples Investments. Based in Austin, Texas, the company was founded in
2007 by enterprise systems management experts and virtualization visionaries. Since
then, Hyper9 has collaborated with virtualization administrators as well as systems and
virtualization management experts to develop a new breed of virtualization management
products that leverages Internet technologies like search, collaboration and social
networking. The end result is a product that helps administrators discover, organize and
make use of information in their virtual environment, yet is as easy to use as a consumer
application. For more information about Hyper9, visit



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  1. Rob Bergin says:

    I love press releases.

    “capped off by a fourth quarter that was the company’s strongest quarter to-date”

    Well since I think they are a startup – hopefully each quarter is bigger than each previous quarter!!

  2. jason says:

    That would be ideal 🙂