GroundWork Open Source Launches Program to Help IT and Computer Networking Professionals Expand Their Skills

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GWOS to reimburse for certifications like RedHat, JBoss, Novell, Linux Foundation, Ubuntu, Cisco, Oracle and more.

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As any network or system administrator knows, their job has quickly become more critical in the world of cloud computing, DevOps and because of the increased overall complexity of computing environments.

GroundWork Open Source, Inc. (GWOS,, the leader in commercial open source system and network management software, today announced an innovative program to assist IT and computer networking professionals, such as network or system administrators, further their careers through established certification programs.

IT and computer networking professionals have seen their responsibilities grow in recent years. Complex web applications, cloud computing and the blending of operations, QA and development have created expanding career opportunities, but also the clear need for IT and computer network professionals to further their skills and certifications outside of network management.

The GWOS Professional Education/Certification Giveaway financially reimburses IT and computer networking professionals for attaining additional software certification. Visit the GroundWork Enterprise QuickStart landing page to enter and become eligible to win $4,500 applied to your choice of established IT industry certifications. Eligible certifications include Linux Foundation Training, Cisco Certifications, Oracle Certifications and GroundWork partners such as Eucalyptus and OpenLogic.

At the same time, GroundWork continues to launch innovative solutions that provide organizations scalable server, network and application monitoring. Recent product enhancements include:

  • Enhanced visibility and monitoring: The launch of GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.2 significantly enhances monitoring of complex computing environments. 6.2 includes enhanced visibility of CPU usage, host memory, host network I/O within VMware deployments and a new agent that provides deep insights into Java application servers and containers.
  • Cloud computing monitoring: GroundWork Monitor Cloud Connector for Eucalyptus combines application and cloud health monitoring for Eucalyptus and UEC-based private clouds. GWOS' new Cloud Connector extends the application availability and performance measurement capabilities across the traditional datacenter and private clouds, while preserving the single-pane of glass needed to run efficient and proactive IT operations.
  • Virtual Appliances for CentOS: GroundWork offers a GroundWork Monitor Enterprise Quickstart Virtual Appliance based several versions of Linux including CentOS. Developed for smaller environments, with a price of $59 per year, the new virtual appliance combines GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.2 with CentOS 5.

“As any network or system administrator knows, their job has quickly become more critical in the world of cloud computing, DevOps and because of the increased overall complexity of computing environments,” said Dr. Dave Blunt, VP of services for GWOS. “GroundWork wants to make your job easier, so we released GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 6.2 and at same time are launching this program to help folks enhance their careers.”

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

To enter the drawing or to buy an Enterprise QuickStart starting at $49 please visit (no purchase is required):

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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