Zenoss, a provider of IT management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT environments, announced the addition of Rick Houlihan to the Zenoss executive management team in the role of Vice President of Engineering.
Prior to joining Zenoss, Houlihan was a Software Architect at IBM where he led the development team for the WPAR Manager product, which enables Live Application Mobility, allowing relocation of WPARs from one server to another without application restart. During his tenure at IBM, he was also involved in designing the resource management engine for Blue Cloud, which is now the flagship cloud computing platform for IBM.
Houlihan joined IBM via the acquisition of Meiosys, a leading provider of virtual server management products. As Vice President of Management Software, his team developed ground-breaking technology for policy driven relocation of virtual workloads in dynamic datacenter environments.
Houlihan’s past experience includes senior level engineering and service management positions at Ejasent, a pioneering provider of virtualization technology for cloud computing acquired by Veritas in 2004. He also brings a wealth of venture capital experience to Zenoss, having spent several years as a Venture Partner for Ambex Venture Group.