Zenoss named an “IT Operations Management Cool Vendor" for 2010

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Leading analyst firm recognizes Cool Vendors as innovative, impactful and intriguing


Zenoss, Inc., the fastest-growing provider of commercial open source, enterprise IT monitoring products for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT environments, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors"* in the “Cool Vendors in IT Operations Management, 2010” 1 report by Gartner, Inc. The “Cool Vendor” research1 discusses innovations being delivered by companies targeting the problems of IT operations management.

“IT operations executives looking for an alternative, more cost-effective way to monitor the health of their heterogeneous IT infrastructures and willing to embrace a different business model should consider ITOM products from commercial open-source vendors.” 1 said David Williams, Gartner Research Vice President and report author.

Through its Zenoss Core and Enterprise products, Zenoss enables users to discover, model, and monitor physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures in today’s next-generation datacenters – all with a single, model-driven IT monitoring product. With support for Cisco UCS, VMware, and Amazon EC2 monitoring, as well as other highly scalable datacenter features, Zenoss provides IT managers with the ability to monitor enterprise IT environments of significant size in one product.

“The emergence of virtualized and cloud-based computing have placed new challenges on IT operations managers looking for better visibility into their networks and a easier way to manage all of the heterogeneous systems they have deployed. Zenoss provides an alternative to the costly and static tools of the past, by enabling the hands-on and real-time management required in the 21st century datacenter,” said Bill Karpovich, CEO and co-founder. “We are proud to be recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor and believe it is a testament to the hard work and innovation of our community, enterprise customers, and employees.”

“As the first vendor to deliver a commercial open source IT Service Assurance Monitoring product for large enterprises, we believe that we deliver the best of both worlds to the market,” said Olivier Thierry, CMO of Zenoss. “This best of both worlds allows enterprises to get a scalable product experience with all of the benefits of cost reduction, and community innovation, yet without open source risks.”

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.

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.

*Cool Vendor Disclaimer
About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process:
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
1Gartner “(Cool Vendors in IT Operations Management, 2010)” by David Williams,(April 1, 2010).


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