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LinuxPlanet: Zenoss--Open Source Systems Management for SMBs

May 31, 2006, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

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"Eyeing systems management as the next big market to 'go open source,' Zenoss, Inc. is now trying to give mid-sized customers another alternative beyond the two main choices available so far: massive suites from the 'Big Four' giants or a mishmash of specialized point solutions.

"'We're focusing on the IT infrastructures of the 'mid-market.' These aren't 'Mom and Pops.' They're organizations with about 50 to 5,000 employees, or $50 million to $500 million in revenues,' said Bill Karpovich, CEO of the software firm

"Earlier in May, the Zenoss, Inc.-sponsored Zenoss Project joined hands with Webmin, the Emu Software-sponsored NetDirector, and several other open source projects to form the Open Management Consortium..."

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