GroundWork Open Source Quadruples Customer-base in Eight Months

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AT&T, AOL, Hasbro, Alexza Pharmaceuticals and Texas A&M University rely on GWOS for system and network management and monitoring

GroundWork Open Source, Inc.

GWOS delivers a complete solution that Nagios, Zenoss and Zabbix can’t match. GroundWork Monitor Enterprise takes me from managing three monitoring packages to just one. The integration and coordination of the monitoring components is unsurpassed.

GroundWork Open Source, Inc. (GWOS, http://www.gwos.com), the leader in commercial open source systems and network management software, announced today that it has doubled its customer-base since January 2010 with the release of GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Edition 6.1. With the launch of version 6.0 last fall, GWOS has quadrupled its customer base in the last eight months.

“Since the beginning of the year, we’ve seen a rise in customers who are switching from HP Operations, BMC Patrol, IBM Tivoli and CA Unicenter to our Flex pricing plan. These new customers combined have saved $1,200,000 in ongoing annual maintenance fees by switching to GroundWork Monitor Enterprise,” said Peter Jackson, CEO of GWOS. “We are glad that they broke out of the IT monitoring maintenance extortion plan and can re-allocate those funds into a more productive and innovative area of IT.”

The last eight months GWOS has focused its efforts on reducing their customers’ opera-tional expenditure by expanding existing partnerships and product integrations with companies including Novell, Eucalyptus Systems, Canonical, OpenLogic and Zendesk. In addition, the new Enterprise Quickstart packaging has attracted emerging and mid-size businesses with smaller environments to try Enterprise without over committing funds.

“Sixty-five percent of our Enterprise Quickstart customers were using Nagios and Cacti prior to switching to GWOS,” continued Jackson. “The majority of these customers find the cost to value presents immediate returns after taking advantage of GroundWork Monitor Enterprise’s advanced user interface, the standards based infrastructure and enterprise-ready functionality, which they were unable to attain previously.”

What GWOS Customers are Saying:

“GWOS delivers a complete solution that Nagios, Zenoss and Zabbix can’t match. GroundWork Monitor Enterprise takes me from managing three monitoring packages to just one. The integration and coordination of the monitoring components is unsur-passed by alternative open source software. GroundWork Monitor Enterprise is a low-cost and highly scalable monitoring tool that technical service implementers (SIs) can standardize on and leverage as a part of a broader software suite offering. GWOS support is entirely adequate for our implementations,” says Vince Cox, CV Technical Services.

“GroundWork Monitor Enterprise makes it easier to monitor Windows systems. It has more monitoring features than Cacti and it’s less expensive than Gomez. Trends and alerts were critical to our success. At one client, we were going to use Nagios, but GroundWork Monitor Enterprise has a much better interface,” states Hugo Diaz, Consultant, Acadia Consulting.

“The biggest thing is that GroundWork Monitor Enterprise is much easier to configure than Nagios, and simpler to keep track of everything. It is easier to get a quick view of the network without digging down deep, as you must with Nagios,” shares Craig Patterson, Director of Technology, ClickSpeed Internet Marketing.

In March, GWOS was recognized by the Wall Street Journal in it’s “The Next Big Thing: Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies” list that compares board ranking, capital raised, total equity ranking, valuation and executive ranking. This news comes shortly after GWOS’s inclusion as the only open source vendor in Gartner’s 2009 Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis (ECA) amongst incumbents HP, IBM, BMC and Microsoft for its enterprise-class network, system and application monitoring solution.

About GroundWork Open Source (GWOS)
GWOS (http://www.gwos.com) is the market leader in commercial open source systems and network 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 in-vestments in legacy management tools.

GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Edition powers organizations in more than 50 countries, like Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Zynga, Crocs, National Australia Bank, Siemens, Travel Click and World Bank. GroundWork Monitor Enterprise is available to monitor any environment starting at $49 USD per year.

Media Contact:
Tara Spalding
GroundWork Open Source
415-992-4531
tspalding(at)gwos(dot)com

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