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MonitoringForge.org Reaches 2,000 Registrants and More Than 2,000 Projects in its First Four Months

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MonitoringForge.org Reaches 2,000 Registrants and More Than 2,000 Projects in its First Four Months

IT Monitoring Community Welcomes New Advisory Board and Site Updates

SAN FRANCISCO — January 27, 2010—MonitoringForge (www.MonitoringForge.org), the epicenter of all open source projects that relate to IT monitoring, announces its 2,000th registered member and more than 2,000 projects since its launch in September 2009. In addition to its expanding membership base, MonitoringForge has established an advisory board of monitoring gurus, and implemented new updates to the platform.

“We are excited to organize the expertise and knowledge of the MonitoringForge Advisory Board to this monitoring community,” said Tara Spalding, CMO for GroundWork Open Source (GWOS, www.gwos.com). “From the start, MonitoringForge has seen an immediate interest from a large, diverse group of members, leading to hundreds of new plugins, projects and ideas to be shared across industries.”

New Advisory Board:
David Nalley - Fedora Project
Mark Hinkle - Zenoss
Tara Spalding - GWOS
Vladimir Vuksan - Ganglia Project
Scott Collison - Geek.net
Lance Rea - Davis and Gilbert, LLP
Amy Abascal - GWOS

“Achieving the 2,000 mark in both members and projects proves the vitality in IT Monitoring for establishing a premier knowledge area that transcends any project or company,” said Peter Jackson, CEO of GWOS. “This community welcomes all contributions and participation, increasing the respect for the vast number of industry accomplishments.”

MonitoringForge January Statistics:

Members: 2,025
Total Active Projects and Plugins: 2,017
Top 5 Most Visited Projects: GroundWork Monitor Community Edition, GNG, smtp.monitor, WMI agentless Plugins, Zenoss Core
Top 5 Plugins: WMI agentless Plugins, check_mysql, PNP for Nagios, Standard Distribution of Nagios, Check Cisco AP Number
New Projects: Check Cisco AP Number, , RiverMuse, GW-PS-NMS, OpenUMR - Cross Monitoring Integrator, NSCA Web Service

MonitoringForge.org Site Enhancements:
Newly designed project pages include ratings and the ability to write reviews and post news
Projects are now ranked by the number of votes and the average score of votes, showing true popularity.
New site-wide forums are available to capture discussions that are not specific to projects
Advertising opportunities for site sponsors
The most popular-ranked projects are available to download directly from the home page
Improved search and project tagging
As part of MonitoringForge’s effort to create the largest publicly contributed documentation project, focused around the deployment and enhancement of open source monitoring tools, members can contribute to this month’s knowledge project, “Email Monitoring and Best Practices”: http://monitoringforge.org/plugins/wpress/2009/12/04/seeking_input_on_monitoring_design_documentation/

About MonitoringForge.org
MonitoringForge.org (www.monitoringforge.org) is the epicenter of all open source projects that relate to IT monitoring. Any participant, project or company is welcome to contribute to the MonitoringForge community. As the first website to provide a common community for core developers of IT monitoring, MonitoringForge believes users can inspire an open standard and cross platform integration, so that network and systems monitoring tools becomes more efficient and less expensive.

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