September 22, 2009

Zenoss Announces Free Training for Open Source Network Monitoring Project

Zenoss Community Day to be Held in Conjunction with Ohio LinuxFest


Annapolis, MD – September 21, 2009 - Zenoss Inc., corporate sponsor of the award winning open source network monitoring project Zenoss Core, today announced it will host its second Zenoss Community Day on September 25.  The daylong event is a precursor to the seventh annual Ohio LinuxFest, where Zenoss is a gold sponsor and exhibitor.


Zenoss Community Day will take place from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency and Columbus Convention Center. The event is free and features instructor-led training on how to get the most out of Zenoss Core, the award-winning open source community project. In addition, there will be ample time for community discussion and networking.  At the end of the day, Zenoss is hosting LinuxFest’s pre-party at Barley's Brewing Company Ale House Number 1. 


Ohio LinuxFest, which runs September 25 - 27 at the Hyatt Regency and Columbus Convention Center, is a conference for the Free and Open Source software communities.  In addition to Community Day, Zenoss team members will be at booth A throughout the show and Zenoss Community Manager Matt Ray is presenting a session entitled “Sleep Soundly at Night: Open Source Network Monitoring with Zenoss Core” on September 26 at 5:00 pm.  


The Zenoss Community, which continues to thrive with more than 75,000 members, just posted its 100th community contributed ZenPack (packages that add new functionality to Zenoss Core).  In addition, Zenoss Core surpassed one million downloads on SourceForge, where it has been consistently ranked in the top 10 most active projects for over two years.


“The Zenoss Community is instrumental in the ongoing growth and success of the Core project.  Community Day will kick off this year’s Ohio LinuxFest with a focus on education and discussion of best practices in network management,” said Mark Hinkle, Zenoss VP of Community. “LinuxFest 2009 has always been an excellent opportunity to meet open source enthusiasts and share ideas among other open source projects and we are excited to be able to participate once again.”


Space is limited for Zenoss Community Day and registrations are being taken on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, and to register, please visit:


About Zenoss Core

Zenoss Core is the award winning open source network monitoring project that delivers the functionality to effectively manage the configuration, health and performance of networks, servers and applications through a single, integrated software package. The Zenoss Community is comprised of over 75,000 active members who are instrumental in evolving the solution as well as providing timely support and help for all questions.  One of the most active projects on SourceForge, Zenoss Core has been downloaded over one million times and is being used by companies in over 180 countries. For more information on Zenoss Core, visit


Zenoss Inc. is the corporate sponsor of Zenoss Core and provides financial backing and product development. Zenoss also provides the commercial product Zenoss Enterprise which delivers everything that you need to establish and maintain full operational awareness of your entire IT infrastructure, including your network, physical servers, virtual servers, and applications, all in a single product.


About Zenoss, Inc.

Zenoss provides the next generation alternative to legacy management solutions for IT operations management.  Zenoss Enterprise is a single model-based product that enables organizations to seamlessly manage physical and virtual environments with unprecedented power, agility and value.  Leveraging a commercial open source model, Zenoss solutions monitor over one million network and server devices daily and are used in over 23,000 organizations in 180 countries around the world.  Commercial customers include leading companies such as Rackspace, VMware, WebMD, LinkedIn, Tyco Electronics, Carlson, Motorola and Deutsche Bank.  To learn more about Zenoss' award-winning IT operations management software, visit


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