Seasoned Technology Executive Joins Hyper9April 22, 2009
Bill Kennedy, Co-founder of Waveset, Joins Hyper9 as Its Senior Vice President of Research and Development
Austin, TX (April 22, 2009) – Hyper9, Inc. (www.hyper9.com), the leading provider of solutions that help virtual infrastructure administrators manage their virtualized environments, announced today that Bill Kennedy will join the company as its Senior Vice President of Research and Development.
Kennedy, who will be responsible for overseeing the engineering organization and the development process, has extensive experience managing software engineering teams. In January 2000, for example, he co-founded Waveset Technologies, directing research and development as well as engineering for the identity management technology company. Waveset was ultimately acquired by Sun Microsystems in late 2003.
“The addition of Bill to our team enhances our ability to innovate and successfully meet the evolving needs of VI administrators,” said Ostertag. “His experience and leadership will be critical as we continue to develop new technologies that are designed to reduce the pain and costs of managing dynamic virtualized environments and help our customers realize the ROI on their virtualization strategies.”
Kennedy, who is a mathematician by training, called Hyper9 “an exciting company whose industry-recognized virtualization management technology has made it a respected authority among VI administrators. I am looking forward to building upon Hyper9’s superlative track record with the goal of helping it solidify its reputation as the preferred virtualization management tool for all VI administrators.”
Besides his expertise in managing software engineering teams, Kennedy’s experience at Waveset of helping that company separate itself from the competition was what Ostertag remembered most from working with Bill at Waveset.
“In this difficult economic environment, we have gone to great lengths to build a company foundation with great people that will give us an edge against other companies that operate in the virtualization management space,” said Ostertag. “Whether its recruiting virtualization experts and well-known developers in the VMware community or employing the best engineers and developers in the virtualization industry, we are committed to being the leader in this space for years to come. The hiring of Bill Kennedy reinforces that strategic approach.”
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 VI 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 www.hyper9.com.