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August 05, 2010

Open Source Zenoss to Collaborate with Linux Foundation

Zenoss, which focuses on IT service delivery to applications, business services and real-time physical, virtual and cloud-based infrastructures, has joined the Linux foundation.

The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, announced that Zenoss had become its newest member.

Mark Hinkle, vice president of community at Zenoss said that the Linux foundation helped to advance Linux and also advance complementary open source technologies. This would provide developers and users a neutral forum and a common platform from which to collaborate.

Hinkle said that Zenoss was looking forward to contributing in the area of enterprise IT management in order to be in a position to take advantage of real-time collaboration opportunities like those offered at LinuxCon.

LinuxCon is the industry's premiere Linux conference. It is North America's annual technical conference that provides an unmatched collaboration and education space for all matters. LinuxCon brings together the best and brightest that the Linux community has to offer,including core developers, administrators, end users, business executives and operations experts - the best technical talent and the decision makers and industry experts who are involved in the Linux community.

Zenoss uses the open source development model to design and build its products and hopes by joining with the Linux foundation, it can help open source developers and users in end-to-end network monitoring and define the requirements for enterprise-level.

Its virtual and cloud-based infrastructures are attracting customers, who are increasingly adopting cloud computing to simplify operations and reduce costs. Working alongside partners such as Cisco (News - Alert) and Vmware to enable enterprise customers manage virtual environments and private cloud data centers, Zenoss is supported by Linux, which supports almost all the world's cloud services.

"Zenoss is a valuable addition to The Linux Foundation membership," Amanda McPherson, vice president, marketing and developer programs, The Linux Foundation, said, adding that Enterprise Linux adoption was on the rise, and Zenoss was in a position to collaborate with enterprise Linux users that are managing virtualization and cloud-based IT environments.

Complementing the functionality of Zenoss is Zenoss Core, an award winning open source network monitoring and systems management project that maintains the health of networks and servers through a single software package.

 Zenoss recently released version 3.0 featuring numerous community-developed open source cloud monitoring and virtualization management software extensions as well as integrations with other open source technologies for automated management for virtual infrastructure.

With a community of over 85,000 users, Zenoss products monitor over one million network and server devices daily and have been used in over 25,000 organizations in 180 countries around the world.

Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world.

In a related news release, Zenoss, Inc. became the first to deliver on the vision of Dynamic Service Assurance with the release of Zenoss Enterprise 3.0, its latest product that assures IT service delivery to applications, business services and real-time physical, virtual, and cloud-based infrastructures.

Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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