Zenoss Continues Achievements with Innovator of the Year Award

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Zenoss, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise IT management products for virtualized and cloud-based datacenters, is honored to announce that the company has been awarded the 2010 Innovator award by the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC).

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Zenoss, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise IT management products for virtualized and cloud-based datacenters, is honored to announce that the company has been awarded the 2010 Innovator award by the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC). In 2009 Zenoss also won CompTIA’s Innovator of the Year in Enterprise Software, and with this new award, Zenoss is again being recognized for its technology and business innovation which is driving its rapid growth in the $16B IT management software market.

“We set out four years ago to change the game in IT management with our unique software and community-driven business model” said Bill Karpovich, Zenoss CEO and co-founder. “We have made great progress. We’re honored to again be recognized.”

Zenoss, also a finalist in the CRTC Tech Company of the Year category, has a history of innovation since its founding in 2006 and has continued to see rapid growth as brand name enterprises, seeking to maximize their investments in virtualized and cloud infrastructures, have deployed the company’s software as an alternative to legacy enterprise IT management tools. With Zenoss Enterprise customers, such as Rackspace, VMware, LinkedIn, Carlson, Motorola and Deutsche Bank, now approaching 300, and over one million downloads of the company’s Zenoss Core open source project, 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.

With the recent global economic downturn, companies are looking for more effective and efficient ways to innovate in order to grow and maintain a competitive advantage. The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council demonstrated that technology is leading the race to recovery as TechAward winners have emerged with great success to demonstrate impressive growth and community service in a year hit hard by severe economic downturn.

“We are extremely proud to take a leadership role in driving the race to recovery for the tech sector by celebrating the great success of tech companies in the Chesapeake region. Last week's event was a testament to the quality of companies located in the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore tech triangle and the high value of engaging with the Chesapeake tech network,” said Kevin Lancaster, Managing Partner of The Winvale Group and President of the CRTC.

A 14-member selection committee chose award winners in four categories – Tech Company of the Year, Innovator, Tech Service, and Good Chip – after a rigorous two-month nomination and blind selection process. More than 300 technology executives and leaders filled The Westin Annapolis on March 25, 2010, to celebrate the winners and enjoy an inspirational keynote by World Class Sailor, Television Commentator and Author, Gary Jobson. The full list of TechAward winners and finalists can be found here: http://www.chesapeaketech.org/techawards

About Zenoss Inc.
Zenoss is a leading commercial open source provider of Unlegacy enterprise IT management products. Zenoss Enterprise is a single model-based product that enables organizations to seamlessly manage physical, virtual and cloud based infrastructure with unprecedented power, agility and value. Leveraging a commercial open source model, 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. Commercial customers include leading companies such as Rackspace, VMware, LinkedIn, Carlson, Motorola and Deutsche Bank. To learn more about Zenoss' award-winning IT operations management software, visit http://www.zenoss.com.

About the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council
Founded in 1992, the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) energizes and propels the advancement of technologies with the exchange of ideas, expertise and business and partnership opportunities. The CRTC is a resource for visibility, connections, knowledge and education for technology companies in and around the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore area, attracting new technology companies to the region and helping emerging technology companies grow and prosper in this increasingly dynamic environment. The CRTC is a non-profit membership organization supported by a grant from the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation and enabled by membership and annual sustaining sponsorships. More than 250 businesses from the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore area are members of the council, including many of the area’s well-known leading technology companies. For more information, please visit http://www.chesapeaketech.org.

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