SOURCE: Zenoss

Zenoss

August 30, 2010 09:01 ET

Zenoss Announces Key Customer Wins for Management of Cisco UCS-Based Clouds

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) -  Zenoss Inc., a leading provider of dynamic service assurance products for public, private and hybrid clouds, today announced that in its first quarter of availability, it has achieved several significant customer wins for its management offering for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). The Zenoss solution is compelling to both enterprises and cloud service providers because it provides unified, real-time visibility into the configuration, health and performance of their entire cloud services infrastructure in an open, cost-effective, and rapidly deployable product.

In April 2010, Zenoss introduced its "Business to Blade" monitoring solution for Cisco UCS, becoming the first product to provide deep monitoring capabilities for the UCS platform and unified service assurance for the entire cloud infrastructure stack around UCS including storage, external networking, hypervisors, guest operating systems and applications.

Through direct integration with the Cisco UCS API, Zenoss Enterprise automatically discovers, links and monitors the entire UCS environment, providing real-time performance, availability, and event management, along with configuration and workload dependency tracking, and end-to-end visualization through a multi-tenant, browser-based portal.

Customers of the Zenoss Cisco UCS management solution include:

  • Citrix Online -- Citrix has deployed Cisco UCS as the underpinning for its marketing-leading cloud-based collaboration and management services. Zenoss has been selected and deployed to provide rapid, unified visibility for the complete physical/virtual infrastructure stack including UCS, external networking, storage, hypervisor, guest operating systems and applications.

  • Donovan Data Systems -- the acknowledged leader in systems and software for the advertising industry, Donovan Data Systems selected Zenoss to provide a "single pane of glass" for internal enterprise IT infrastructure including its new private cloud based on Cisco UCS.

  • A Large International Telecommunications Company -- A leading international telecommunications firm chose Zenoss for unified monitoring of a new public cloud offering based on Cisco UCS and VMware because of significant time to market advantages and superior dynamic infrastructure management capabilities compared to legacy alternatives.

  • A Major Entertainment and Media Company -- a large media company expanded its use of Zenoss beyond the monitoring of its web and video delivery infrastructure to provide unified service assurance for a new private cloud based on Cisco UCS.

  • A Leading IT Infrastructure and Managed Outsourcing Provider and Cisco Certified Partner -- A large Cisco partner and reseller is leveraging Zenoss to provide a remote management offering for Cisco UCS.

Supporting Quotes:

  • Bernd Harzog, Analyst, Virtualization Management at The Virtualization Practice: "As datacenters become increasingly virtualized and platforms like Cisco UCS play a disruptive role in the evolution, traditional systems management frameworks have become less relevant. Zenoss is the best example of a modern solution that combines enterprise scale and a dynamic model of the system. The speed at which Zenoss addressed the management needs for Cisco UCS and the customer momentum they've seen is a testament to their modern management approach to the dynamic datacenter."

  • Josh Sakofsky, Senior Network Engineer at Donovan Data Systems: "Zenoss provides a unified, scalable, easy-to-use, and highly-extensible product for monitoring our entire IT infrastructure. Based on our experience with the product and how quickly Zenoss was to develop and release support for Cisco UCS management, we are very happy to have committed to standardizing on Zenoss Enterprise as our global monitoring solution."

  • Bill Karpovich, CEO and Co-founder of Zenoss: "Since launching our management support for Cisco UCS, we have been extremely pleased with the level to which Cisco UCS is being deployed in next generation datacenters. Our momentum around Cisco UCS further demonstrates that next generation cloud infrastructure needs next generation management."

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About Zenoss Inc.

Zenoss is the leading provider of Dynamic Service Assurance to the next generation datacenter. Zenoss Enterprise is a purpose-built Dynamic Service Assurance product that assures IT service delivery to applications, business services and real-time physical, virtual and cloud-based infrastructures. With a community of over 85,000 users, Zenoss products monitor over one million network and server devices daily and have been used in over 25,000 organizations in 180 countries around the world. Commercial customers include leading companies such as Rackspace, VMware, LinkedIn, Carlson, Motorola and Deutsche Bank. To learn more about Zenoss' award-winning IT operations management software, visit http://www.zenoss.com.

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