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ZDNet: Atipa Team Takes Aim At VA Linux

Oct 08, 2000, 17:37 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

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"A Kansas City Linux firm, Atipa, competing with its Silicon Valley rival, VA Linux Systems, has acquired a company created by the founders of an open-source network management/systems management project."

"The OpenNMS.org open-source project has created an early version of its network and systems management software, dubbed Bluebird, for companies based on the Internet. OpenNMS.org was founded by Steven Giles, a ten-year veteran of Hewlett-Packard's OpenView team. Giles left HP in 1992, founded Onion Peel Software, a network management software firm, sold it and then founded the OpenNMS project."

"The network management/systems management field is currently dominated by the likes of Computer Associates International's CA-Unicenter TNG, HP OpenView, and IBM's Tivoli Systems. Giles formed a commercial company, PlatformWorks, to offer the Bluebird software as a commercial product. Atipa last week acquired PlatformWorks for an undisclosed amount."

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