GroundWork Open Source Announces New CentOS Linux Appliance for GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.1

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OpenLogic to Provide CentOS Support for GroundWork Customers

GroundWork Open Source, Inc.

“For CDF Corporation, Enterprise Quickstart with CentOS provides us with an enterprise-class product that can fine-tune thresholds and monitoring techniques"

GroundWork Open Source, Inc. (GWOS http://www.gwos.com), the leader in commercial open source systems and network management software, today announced GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Quickstart Virtual Appliance based on CentOS. Developed for smaller environments, with a price of $59 per year, the new virtual appliance combines GroundWork Monitor 6.1 with CentOS 5. This solution is jointly supported by GWOS and OpenLogic, a provider of enterprise open source software support and governance solutions for CentOS and hundreds of other open source packages.

The new CentOS-powered virtual appliance offers:
•A full-featured copy of GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.1
•The benefits and assurances of enterprise class Linux in a convenient virtual appliance
•CentOS 5 Linux, supported by OpenLogic, provides the assurance required for production use
•License to use the software for one year to monitor up to 100 devices
•Unlimited email support within the first 60 days (requires completion of training class)
•One seat in “Getting Started with GroundWork Monitor” online, on-demand training

“The CentOS Linux platform is extremely popular with small and medium-sized GWOS users, accounting for 46 percent of our installations,” says Simon Bennett, senior director of product management at GWOS. “This solution enables pragmatic CentOS users to expand their monitoring capabilities with the knowledge that the combined GWOS and OpenLogic support teams are available to cover the complete software stack.”

“For CDF Corporation, Enterprise Quickstart with CentOS provides us with an enterprise-class product that can fine-tune thresholds and monitoring techniques -- giving us optimal monitoring capabilities for our unique manufacturing environment,” said Alex Ivkovic, IT Manager for CDF Corporation (http://www.cdf1.com).

“OpenLogic provides partners such as GWOS enterprise-grade support on CentOS and more than 500 other open source projects. In this case, OpenLogic’s SLA CentOS support helps GWOS provide its customers an enterprise-ready monitoring virtual appliance based on CentOS,” said Kim Weins, senior vice president of marketing at OpenLogic. "Our unique cost-effective support model enables companies to get commercial support for open source software while still maintaining the significant cost advantages."

The Enterprise Quickstart CentOS powered virtual appliance is now available to purchase for $59 USD/ year and download through http://www.groundworkopensource.com/newExchange/flex-quickstart-centos-vm.

About CentOS
CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible.

About OpenLogic
OpenLogic is a leading provider of open source solutions that enable enterprises to safely acquire, support, and control open source software. OpenLogic provides enterprises with a certified library of open source software that encompasses hundreds of the most popular open source packages via OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX), a free web site where companies can find, research, and download certified, enterprise-ready open source packages on demand. With the broadest open source coverage in the industry, OpenLogic offers indemnification; updates; and enterprise-grade technical support backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. OpenLogic also provides solutions for open source governance and to automate the integration and deployment of open source components — reducing the risk and maximizing the cost savings associated with using open source software. For more on OpenLogic, go to http://www.openlogic.com.

About GroundWork Open Source (GWOS)
San Francisco-based GWOS (http://www.gwos.com) is the market leader in commercial open source network and systems management software, delivering enterprise-class network, system and application management solutions at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions.

GWOS's best of breed approach gives customers the flexibility to use diverse open source and proprietary technologies together under a unified interface, allowing users to leverage the advantages of open source while simultaneously preserving existing investments in legacy management tools. GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Edition powers organizations like Alexza Pharmaceuticals, National Geographic Society, Crocs, National Australia Bank, Siemens, Travel Click and World Bank, and is available to monitor any environment up to 100 devices for $49 USD per year.

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