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Principal Solutions Architect

Amazon Web Services
Phone: (206) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: r***@***.com
Local Address:  Austin , Texas , United States, Inc.
410 Terry Avenue North
Seattle , Washington 98109
United States

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Employment History


  • Computer Science
    Oregon State University
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Rick Houlihan on State-Driven ..., 26 Jan 2014 [cached]
Rick Houlihan on State-Driven Modeling, Big Data and Big Blue
Rick Houlihan of Boundary
In December, Boundary hired former Zenoss executive and IBM technical leader Rick Houlihan to lead the engineering team. He spared a few minutes from a busy day in his Austin office to share thoughts about his passions at work, life in Austin and his late celebrity grandfather.
Continue reading Rick Houlihan on State-Driven Modeling, Big Data and Big Blue >>>
Former IBM Software Architect ..., 24 Feb 2011 [cached]
Former IBM Software Architect Rick Houlihan Joins Zenoss as Vice President of Engineering
Zenoss Inc., a provider of IT management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT environments, announced in Thursday the addition of Rick Houlihan to the Zenoss executive management team in the role of Vice President of Engineering. Houlihan comes to Zenoss with over 20 years of broad experience in software engineering, product management and business development, a decade of which has been focused on virtualization and cloud computing technologies.
"Rick is a proven thought leader in virtualization and cloud computing," said Zenoss CEO and co-founder Bill Karpovich.
"We're thrilled for Rick to lead our product development efforts and lend his expertise in cloud computing technologies, business intelligence and infrastructure applications."
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. In addition to his professional experience, he has also authored several patents related to policy driven management of virtual partition mobility, dynamic allocation of CPU cores across workloads and a variety of other key technologies related to cloud management.
"It is exciting to have the opportunity to join the team at Zenoss," says Houlihan.
The new hires include Rick ..., 1 July 2013 [cached]
The new hires include Rick Houlihan as VP of engineering. Houlihan most recently served in a similar role at Zenoss after previously working as a development executive at IBM, Meiosis and Ejasent. Boundary has raised $19m in two rounds. It will likely raise a series C round sometime in 2014.
Calibre One Places Former IBM Executive into Boundary | Calibre One, 4 Dec 2012 [cached]
SAN FRANCISCO, California - December 4, 2012 - Boundary has hired Rick Houlihan to lead its engineering team, which earlier this year launched the industry's first real-time cloud application monitoring system. All product development, support and operations personnel will report to Houlihan, who has over 20 years' experience in IT management, most recently at Zenoss. As Vice President of Engineering at Boundary, Houlihan will continue the organization's focus on building solutions that help companies see and respond to cloud application and hybrid IT performance issues before they impact customers.
"This is a fantastic opportunity," said Houlihan.
"Rick is a terrific addition to our management team," said Gary Read, CEO at Boundary.
We have created a very powerful platform that is having a meaningful and measurable impact on customers every day, and we are confident that Rick is the right guy to take our people and products to the next level."
Houlihan joins Boundary from Zenoss, where for two years he was vice president of Engineering driving the delivery of IT Service Management and Service Assurance solutions for virtualized datacenters. Prior to Zenoss, Houlihan was a software architect at IBM, where he led the implementation of the Meiosys virtual process management software with IBM Systems Director and the implementation of a massively scalable endpoint simulation platform capable of accurately emulating a wide variety of device types, agent protocols, and server side workflows. The Meiosys technology was the foundation of the AIX WPAR Manager, and the simulation platform drove over $10M in cost-efficiency and savings for IBM in its first 12 months of deployment. Houlihan has also held executive management positions at Meiosys and Ejasent.
Rick Houlihan, 24 Aug 2002 [cached]
Rick HoulihanVice President, Prof. Services & Operations
Rick brings over 15 years of product engineering and management experience to the Ejasent team.After studying Computer Science at Oregon State University, Rick worked at the R&D Division of NCR and contributed to the success of the Lynx 4210 project.Following several years of working as an independent consultant focused on helping businesses implement e-business strategies in 1992 Rick joined Nortel Networks as a senior member of their Network Operations Staff where he worked on deploying enterprise class networking solutions.In 1995 Rick joined NetFRAME Systems where he drove the innovative implementation of a controlled Product Life Cycle process to shorten product development schedules.Prior to joining Ejasent, Rick was a venture partner at Ambex Venture Group where he had sole responsibility for all aspects of diligence investigations concerning private equity investments.Rick has held director and observer positions on the boards of several companies including Tripwire Security Systems and Virtualis Systems and has extensive experience with the strategic management of venture-backed companies.
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