Sharon Smith writes "Zenoss Among Open Source Leaders Selected for Red Hat Exchange Launch
Leading Open Source Applications Now Available through Red Hat Software Marketplace
ANNAPOLIS, MD, May 10, 2007 - Zenoss Inc., the company behind the most popular open source IT monitoring and management solution on Sourceforge.net, today announced it is among the short list of partners involved in today's launch of Red Hat Exchange (RHX). Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, unveiled RHX today at the Red Hat Summit in San Diego. RHX allows companies to find, purchase and manage enterprise-ready open source software solutions through a single, trusted source - Red Hat.
"RHX gives customers choice and makes it easy for customers to find their next open source software application while receiving Red Hat's world-class support," said Donald Fischer, vice president of Online Services at Red Hat. "We are happy to have Zenoss among the industry leaders partnering with us for today's launch of RHX."
"Today's launch sends a clear message that open source extends far beyond Linux, web servers and databases," said Bill Karpovich, CEO & Co-Founder of Zenoss. "Open source business applications and IT management solutions are moving into the mainstream and represent a big opportunity for customers looking to lower costs and gain control. RHX now makes it easy for customers to identify leading products and purchase support."
Other launch partners for RHX include open source leaders such as MySQL, SugarCRM, Pentaho, Compiere, Alfresco, EnterpriseDB ,JasperSoft, and Zimbra. Through RHX, customers can compare, purchase and manage open source business applications from a single source. Each of the solutions are validated to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, delivered through the Red Hat Network, and supported by Red Hat.
With this announcement, users of Zenoss Core may now purchase commercial subscriptions and support directly from Zenoss, Inc. or from Red Hat through RHX. Zenoss Core is the most complete and easy to use open source IT monitoring and management solution available today. Zenoss Core provides IT inventory and configuration management, availability monitoring, performance monitoring, event management, alerting and reporting through a single, downloadable integrated software product.
For more information please visit http://www.zenoss.com/rhx.
About Zenoss, Inc.
Zenoss, Inc. is the developer of the Zenoss Core commercial open source IT management software platform. Zenoss Core allows IT professionals to manage the status and health of their entire infrastructures through a single web-based console. Recently named one of the top ten open source companies to watch by Network World Magazine, Zenoss Core is the world's most popular IT management product amongst over 1600 projects listed on SourceForge.net, the largest Internet destination for IT professionals seeking open source applications. The privately held company is headquartered in Annapolis, MD and has received investment from Boulder Ventures and Intersouth Partners. For more information, please visit http://www.zenoss.com.
Red Hat Exchange helps you compare, buy, and manage open source business applications. All in one place. All from one trusted source. We've done the work of choosing the right application for you: RHX features profiles, ratings, prices--even free trials--for every application. And working in collaboration with our partners, applications are validated to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, delivered through Red Hat Network, and supported by Red Hat. You'll find the right solution faster--and have the confidence of Red Hat behind it. For more information please visit http://rhx.redhat.com."