|| ||"Martha de Monclin" <martha-AT-pageonepr.com>|
|| ||GroundWork Launches Version 5 of GroundWork Monitor Product Family|
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GroundWork Launches Version 5 of GroundWork Monitor Product Family -
Extends Lead in Open Source-Based IT Operations Management
Adds Industry's First Open Source Service Level Monitoring Framework
INTEROP, New York, September 18, 2006 -- GroundWork Open Source, Inc.
(www.groundworkopensource.com), the leader in open source-based IT operations
management, today announced version 5 of the GroundWork Monitor product line,
including GroundWork Monitor Professional, a major upgrade to the company's
flagship solution for monitoring the most demanding IT infrastructures,
including servers, applications, and networked devices. The new release adds
a sophisticated service level monitoring framework, including executive-level
dashboards and comprehensive reporting that can meet the unique Service Level
Agreement (SLA) reporting requirements of any organisation.
The GroundWork Monitor product line includes GroundWork Monitor Open Source -
covering basic IT monitoring needs, which is free for download; GroundWork
Monitor Small Business - tailored for organisations with up to 50 servers or
networked devices to monitor; and GroundWork Monitor Professional - the most
comprehensive open source-based IT monitoring software available for a
fraction of the cost of complex, proprietary solutions.
"GroundWork makes it possible for organisations to tap into the power of open
source, and to stop writing big checks for their network and IT monitoring
needs," said Ranga Rangachari, CEO of GroundWork Open Source. "By providing
a platform that's optimised for production IT environments, we take the
heavy-lifting out of the open source equation for hundreds of customers.
That means not only low-cost, but also low maintenance and enterprise-class
support and features that can withstand even the most rigorous
With version 5 of GroundWork Monitor Professional, both IT Staff and Managed
Service Providers (MSPs) can give their customers and end users individually
tailored insight into the operations of the IT service infrastructure.
¡ Executive dashboards give a consolidated view of IT and key
business metrics, integrating data from multiple IT and business components
including alert, performance and SLA data. Additionally, systems
administrators and MSPs can create dashboards that suit individual
preferences and achieve the desired management perspectives with drilldown
capabilities, while at the same time reveal sensitive data to only those with
¡ The Eclipse BIRT reporting engine is also integrated into version 5
of GroundWork Monitor Professional, providing organisations with clear
visibility into their IT service levels. Standard service level reports are
bundled into GroundWork Monitor Professional for visualising multiple data
feeds, maps and events. The reports provide a consolidated view for
monitoring SLAs and OLAs (Operational Level Agreements) for adherence to the
principles outlined in ITIL. Additionally, users and MSPs can create
customised reports drawn from the data monitored and collected by GroundWork
Monitor Professional using the BIRT report designer, available for download
"With GroundWork Monitor Professional, we have the data and tools to
fine-tune alarms and notifications," said Chuck Edwards, managing partner of
Blue Gecko, a MSP in Seattle. "As a long-time customer, I've seen the
continued evolution of the product and this latest release, with new
dashboard and reporting capabilities, will make it much easier for us to
exceed the SLAs we have with our customers."
GroundWork Launches Network Management Suite - Monitoring InteropNET
In addition to the new version of GroundWork Monitor Professional, GroundWork
will also be highlighting at Interop the recently introduced Subscription
Plus Network Management Suite. GroundWork's Network Management Suite will be
showcased at InteropNet - the event network for Interop New York - where
GroundWork has been selected as the sole "Open Source Network Monitoring"
With the GroundWork Network Management Suite, GroundWork Monitor Professional
customers can take advantage of critical network management functionality
including auto discovery, active network mapping and sophisticated network
protocol analysis. No other commercial open source platform makes it easier
to "plug-and-play" today's hottest open source network monitoring and
management technologies, including NeDi
(http://nedi.sourceforge.net/about.html), Cacti (http://www.cacti.net/),
Network Weathermap (http://netmon.grnet.gr/weathermap/) and NTOP
Hundreds of customers use GroundWork Monitor Professional to monitor their IT
infrastructures, taking advantage of the latest open source innovations in a
framework architected specifically for mid-market and enterprise
line-of-business organisations. Additionally, thousands of organisations have
downloaded GroundWork Monitor Open Source
(http://www.groundworkopensource.com/products/os-overview....) since its
public release in February.
San Francisco-based GroundWork Open Source, Inc.
(www.groundworkopensource.com) is the leader in the fast-growth market for
open source IT operations management software. The company integrates,
enhances and develops leading open source software to deliver comprehensive
IT monitoring solutions at a fraction of the cost of traditional software.
With GroundWork solutions, enterprises leverage the flexibility and low cost
of open source tools to achieve enterprise-level availability, performance
and operational efficiency. GroundWork customers represent a variety of
industries, including manufacturing, government, financial services,
education, and high technology. The company is privately held, with
investments from Mayfield and Canaan Partners.
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