Happy 42nd birthday to the first book in the series “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, the popular book by Douglas Adams. The initial installation of the series of Hitchhiker’s novels was first published in October of 1979, just after the broadcast of the 1978 radio comedy series on BBC Radio 4.
HHGTTG fans will recognize the number as significant as it is the number determined by the supercomputer Deep Thought to be the ultimate answer to “life, the universe, and everything.” Left unexplained, of course, is why that number in particular but no matter.
That story from the Hitchhiker’s Guide is also the source of our company name. Just like the number 42 is the ultimate answer to “life, the universe, and everything” so too is Device42 the “single source of truth” about your hybrid IT environment, providing your organization agentless discovery and dependency mapping for infrastructure and applications across data centers and cloud.