GroundWork Open Source Releases GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.2

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System and Application Monitoring Release Includes New Features for Service Providers, improved VMware and Java monitoring for Complex IT environments

GroundWork Open Source, Inc.

This release delivers tremendous value for service providers of all sizes, enabling them to build a wide-range of value-add monitoring services without a large up-front capital investment

GroundWork Open Source, Inc. (GWOS,, the leader in commercial open source system and network management software, today announced the general availability of GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.2. The latest release of GWOS’ flagship product GroundWork Monitor provides new capabilities for customers operating complex monitoring solutions including user controls for service providers, improved monitoring for VMware ESX and vCenter, a new Java monitoring agent.

In addition, Release 6.2 includes integration with Neustar’s Webmetrics external performance monitoring solution, enabling users to compare their end-users’ experience with internal performance measures.

“This release delivers tremendous value for service providers of all sizes, enabling them to build a wide-range of value-add monitoring services without a large up-front capital investment,” said Simon Bennett, Sr. Director of Product Management for GWOS. “In addition, our current Flex subscription customers gain additional capabilities at no additional cost.”

Features included in GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.2 include:

  •     Role-based Infrastructure Views —Enables administrators to restrict the items a user can see based on their organization, expertise, location or job function. Role-based views provide end-users with the information they need and enables disparate departments to share a single installation of GroundWork Monitor Enterprise.
  •     Updated VMware Monitoring — Improved support for VMware’s ESX and vCenter-line of server virtualization solutions.
  •     Java Monitoring — New Java monitoring agent that provides deep insight into Java application servers and containers. Best practice monitoring profiles for RedHat JBoss, Tomcat and IBM Websphere are included.
  •     Dashboard Customization — New dashboard customization options and finer grained controls make GroundWork Monitor more powerful when used in a Network Operations Center (NOC).

GWOS will be hosting a Webcast demonstrating the new features of GroundWork Monitor 6.2 on July 8, 2010 at 9am PT/ Noon ET. To register for this Webcast please visit:

To learn more about what’s new in GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.2 please visit:

About GroundWork Open Source (GWOS)
San Francisco-based GWOS ( 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 investments in legacy management tools.

GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Edition powers organizations like Alexza Pharmaceuticals, 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.


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