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SearchOpenSource: Open Source IT Management Ready for Prime Time, says Hyperic CEO

Nov 06, 2006, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"SearchOpenSource.com: First, get specific. How do you describe IT management and the way it relates to open source?

"Javier Soltero: IT management is the ability to build out and divert assets, machines and server services; to be able to monitor everything, control discoveries and do event management. It is also log tracking, configuration tracking and so forth. The key message for IT management today is that open source IT management is enterprise-ready. When I see vendors like MySQL taking a step toward that belief, it really helps validate that this is a real option within a collaborative ecosystem [Editor's note: At the time of this interview's publication MySQL AB and JBoss Inc. announced their intent to join Hyperic's Embedded Management program and distribute Hyperic HQ as part of their own open source products]..."

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