SpringSource deal unites open source technology builders

SpringSource buys Hyperic, allowing it to provide a product set for powering the entire Java application lifecycle

SpringSource, developer of the open source Spring Framework for Java application development, has acquired Hyperic, an open source Web application and infrastructure management vendor.

With the deal being announced Monday morning, SpringSource said it now provides a product set for powering the entire Java application lifecycle. Hyperic technology manages performance and availability of an application stack spanning from hardware and operating systems to virtual machines, Web and application servers, and databases, SpringSource said.

"The acquisition of Hyperic enables SpringSource to provide a complete, proven suite of lean application infrastructure software products that enable enterprises to accelerate the build, run and manage application lifecycle within the data center, virtual, or cloud computing environments," Rod Johnson, SpringSource CEO, said in a statement released by the company.

With Hyperic, SpringSource can address modern application requirements and provide insight behind behaviors in application layers, SpringSource said.

"This is the marriage of two companies that share a common vision for the future of enterprise solutions and the application lifecycle. SpringSource is the default choice for many developers and IT architects creating Java applications and Hyperic is the default choice for many IT operations professionals that need to manage those applications," said Javier Soltero, formerly CEO of Hyperic and now CTO of management products at SpringSource, in a statement.

SpringSource would not disclose how much it paid for Hyperic.

The company has been on somewhat of an acquisition binge. SpringSource acquired G2One, which specialized in Groovy and Grails application deployments, last November and Covalent Technologies, which provided services for Apache Software Foundation projects, in January 2008.

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