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Hyper9 Unveils Eagerly Awaited Flagship Product that Supports the Management of Virtual Infrastructures

Hyper9, Inc. (, the leading provider of solutions that help virtual infrastructure administrators manage their virtualized environments, announced today the general availability of Hyper9, a product that leverages Internet and virtualization management technologies to manage change, configuration and performance issues in a modern, efficient way.

“Today’s VI administrators must navigate a very challenging virtual environment,” said Chris Ostertag, CEO and founder of Hyper9. “Until now, they lacked an efficient way to collect, negotiate and analyze information regarding their virtual server infrastructures. Hyper9 also allows them to customize how they see and manage that information, and as a result work smarter.” 

Built for VI administrators by VI administrators, Hyper9 is a simple, yet powerful enterprise-class product that is ideally suited for managing virtual server infrastructures. It enables monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting on virtual infrastructures like nothing else in the marketplace. It accomplishes this without agents, tree views, spreadsheets, or multiple tools. 

Among the key product features are:

  • Search: Search across your entire virtual universe, from the hypervisor to inside the guest.
  • Alert & Monitor: Build queries to monitor your environment from inside the guest and across your virtual infrastructure. Set up alerts to track changes and keep on top of problem solving.
  • Compare: Analyze historical data about your virtual machines, such as how they've changed over time, with Hyper9 VMDNA™.
  • Report: Slice and dice data, generate performance charts and reports for management and colleagues.
  • Collaborate: Store and manage your searches, lists and reports and invite colleagues into your workspace.

Not surprisingly, the product has earned praise from analysts and beta customers alike. 

Gartner Inc. recently included Hyper9 in a report that highlights a handful of innovative technology companies in the “IT operations and virtualization” space. Gartner Analyst Cameron Haight wrote that “Hyper9’s product uses an agentless management approach to gather key data from multiple sources.  Current and historical performance information is made available and you can track how virtual machines have changed over time and have alerts issued when configurations have drifted from a standard template.”

Rich Brambley, a leading virtualization expert, blogger ( and an early beta tester of Hyper9, recently described the product on his blog:

“Hyper9 provides some powerful reporting, monitoring, and analysis capabilities. You also have the option to save your searches for reuse again and again. Not only can you use keyword based queries, but there are pre-built criteria for all VI object fields. For example, you can find all VMs based on a version of the VM Tools, whether the CDrom is connected, or the existence of a snapshot.”

“As if that wasn’t enough, Hyper9 also has the ability to compare objects – both for current state analysis and for understanding changes over time. The comparison can take place using the same VM or 2 different VMs. Hyper9 calls this feature VMDNA™, and it’s a great feature for examining configuration history.”

In addition to the Hyper9 product being made available at the web site, the H9Labs Search Plug-in for VI Client is also ready for download. This software was developed by a well known developer in the VMware community, Hyper9’s own Andrew Kutz, who was recently named a vExpert by VMware. H9Labs’ Search Plug-in gives the VMware VI Client 2.5 auto-complete search capability from inside the guest across your virtual infrastructure.

Hyper9 is now ready for administrators to download at for a free trial or purchase. Pricing for Hyper9 starts as low as $25 a month.  The H9Labs Search Plug-in is now available at as a free download.

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2009 1:13 PM by David Marshall
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