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Opsware

Opsware Inc. was a company that specialized in software that automates managed services. Founded in 1999 as Loudcloud by Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz, Tim Howes and In Sik Rhee, it initially offered managed services and used its own Opsware software to control it. In 2002, Loudcloud sold its services business to EDS and changed the company name to its software. In 2007, Opsware was acquired by HP.
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Andreessen is a pioneer in the tech world who has founded software companies like Opsware, Mosaic, Netscape and Ning.
He founded software companies such as Opsware, Mosaic, Netscape and Ning.
Opsware CEO Ben Horowitz likes one-to- one meetings.
Prior to that, he served as CFO at software company Opsware when it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard Company.
In what he calls the best decision of his life, Horowitz opted to sell the company's profit center--a nascent cloud service business, complete with customers and staff--for $63.5 million and start over again as a software company named Opsware. The stock market greeted this news with open hostility, lowering the firm's stock to 35 cents a share.
OPSWARE ASSET MANAGEMENT: Provides software, maintenance and services.
Pilette participated in the acquisition and integration of more than 10 companies, including 3Par, 3Com, Mercury Interactive, Opsware and Peregrine.
<p>Thin provisioning, snapshots, clones and live migration are other features of the Virsto software.<p>Davis previously held positions at Sun and StorageTek and most recently was CEO of storage management vendor CreekPath Systems, which was acquired by Opsware in 2006.
10&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Marc Andreessen&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;38&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Netscape, Opsware, Ning, Andreessen Horowitz
Examples of MSPs are Totality (recently purchased by Verizon Business; www.verizonbusiness.com.), NaviSite (www.siterock.com), Opsware (www.opsware.com), AimNet Solutions (recently acquired by Cognizant Technology Solutions; www.cognizant.com), and SevenSpace (recently acquired by Sun Microsystems; www.sun.com).