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Beginning of 2006 I helped founding ManageIQ, Inc., a privately held company dedicated to provide cutting-edge management solutions for enterprise-wide virtual environments. By 2012, ManageIQ has been the leading provider of enterprise cloud management and automation solutions that enable organizations to deploy, manage and optimize private and hybrid clouds, virtualized infrastructures as well as virtual desktops. ManageIQ's solutions, built on a common Adaptive Management Platform™, deliver unified monitoring, management and automation through a single pane of glass across enterprise clouds and globally distributed data centers. Global 1000 enterprise customers are using ManageIQ's solutions to transform the management of their IT infrastructures, accelerate service delivery and maximize their IT resource investments.

In December 2012, ManageIQ has been acquired by Red Hat for approximately 104 million US$. Until this time, I've been a shareholder and consultant for ManageIQ, mainly working on questions of the overall software architecture, security architecture, open Web-services-based interoperability, and user interface experience.



The years 2004 to 2006 I spent in Mahwah, New Jersey (USA) working as a senior software architect for Hewlett-Packard's Change & Configuration Software Organization (CCSO). CCSO, to a large extent formed from the two acquired companies Novadigm, Inc. and Consera, Inc., is developing HP's software management and configuration management products. Furthermore, it is at the center of one of HP's largest strategic efforts in the software business, aiming at creating solutions for 'Managing the Adaptive Enterprise'. With CCSO, I was a member of the core team to shape and bring to life this strategy, architecting HP's next generation IT management product suite.
Beyond this, I've been responsible for product architecture design, technology research, and prototyping in the area of HP's 'classic' software management suite Radia, which was acquired from Novadigm, Inc. The Radia suite comprises solutions ranging from server provisioning, patch management, and desktop standardization to OS migration, CRM deployment, and software asset management.

From January 2001 to March 2004, I have been a solution architect and project manager for the Software Engineering Services division (SES) of Hewlett-Packard GmbH in Böblingen, Germany. SES is an experts center that concentrates on systems integration, thereby closely working with and supporting HP Consulting. In medium- and large-scale European projects, SES architects, implements, and supports custom product integrations in the area of network and system management as well as in the area of security solutions. My focus was on system management in general, and on software distribution and configuration management in particular.

my projects at HP


From 1996 to 2000, I have been doing research in the system software group at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Aside from some interesting studies on globally distributed software development environments and software architecture in general, my research mainly focused on methods and techniques for building tailor-made operating systems on the basis of generic components. Major topics were the parameterization and configuration of operating system's services, techniques for (semi-)formally specifying functional and nonfunctional component properties and requirements, and techniques and methods supporting the development process of tailor-made operating systems. The latter especially concerned developing tool-support for the mapping of requirements to component selections and configurations. This work finally leading to my Ph.D. thesis was done in the context of the subproject B5 "Generic System Software" (GeneSys) of the Sonderforschungsbereich SFB 501.

my projects at SFB501

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