SolarWinds Launches Application Performance Monitor, Acquires Hyper9

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The APM is an application and server management product that provides visibility into the performance of critical IT services.

IT management software specialist SolarWinds announced the launch of Application Performance Monitor (APM) and the acquisition of Hyper9, a privately held virtualization management software provider. The SolarWinds product family now covers additional aspects of business-critical applications and IT infrastructure -- network, storage and systems -- with integrated visibility into both virtual and physical environments.

The APM is an application and server management product that provides visibility into the performance of critical IT services, the underlying application components, the operating system, and the Windows, Unix and Linux server resources on which they run. Pricing starts at $2,495 with the first year of maintenance included.

"The past couple of years have brought about significant changes in the IT management market. Between the rapid adoption of virtualization technology and the explosion of 'business-critical' applications, IT organizations -- from the small and medium enterprise to the Global 2000 -- are faced with a more dynamic management challenge than ever before," said Kevin Thompson, SolarWinds president and CEO. "And, for most users, the current crop of management offerings in both application performance management and virtualization management don't cut it."

Hyper9's virtualization management offering adds optimization, capacity planning, configuration and chargeback reporting for virtualized server environments to the SolarWinds portfolio. The company said it expects to offer Hyper9’s virtualization management products at pricing starting at $3000.

"The launch of the latest SolarWinds APM and the acquisition of Hyper9 give us an extremely compelling value proposition for systems and virtual admins, specifically, as well as for integrated IT organizations. We believe that IT organizations are tired of 'making do' with solutions that are too complex, too expensive and aren't responsive enough to address rapid changes in technology or the dynamic needs created by today's IT reality," said Suku Krishnaraj, senior vice president of product strategy for SolarWinds.

"We believe that the time is right to deliver the SolarWinds value proposition to the application and virtualization management markets," Thompson added. "Through the launch of SolarWinds APM and the acquisition of Hyper9, we believe that we can immediately solve many of the problems faced by today's system and virtualization administrators and continue to expand SolarWinds' footprint in the IT management market."