SOURCE: Zenoss

September 19, 2007 10:00 ET

Zenoss Mashes Up With Google Maps to Visualize Distributed IT Infrastructure

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - September 19, 2007) - Zenoss, Inc., a leading commercial open source IT management company, today announced that it has added a direct integration with Google Maps and struck a business agreement with Google, Inc. that makes real-time, geographical visualization of the health of distributed IT infrastructure available through Zenoss Core, its free, open source software product. The first-of-its-kind offering brings powerful network management capabilities to the masses.

"First and second generation open source IT monitoring and management solutions offered basic functionality with less than ideal user interface," said Bill Karpovich, CEO and Co-founder of Zenoss, Inc. "Zenoss Core 2.1 Beta is a next generation open source product that provides rich functionality and advanced features that are combined with high tech visualization."

Zenoss Core 2.1 Beta enables users to integrate Google Maps into their Zenoss Dashboard for advanced plotting of disparate centers providing real time, visual availability and performance monitoring. Google Maps integration also enables monitoring of network connectivity among multiple centers and color-coded alerting.

Other advanced features of Zenoss Core 2.1 Beta include:

--  Visual Network Map enabling ITIL implementation and adoption.
--  Ability to set Complex Thresholds that can use arbitrary expressions
    and multiple data points.
--  JMX Performance Collector using native java collector for performance
--  Ajax based, drag and drop Dashboard providing complete customization
    to users.
--  Advanced reporting capabilities including the ability to group and
    plot multiple device data on a single graph.

Zenoss also pre-announces key features that will be incorporated into next versions of Zenoss Enterprise. New features include:

--  New Application Templates (ZenPacks) such as Cisco, Microsoft
    SharePoint, Microsoft .Net, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft Active Directory,
    MySQL and Sugar CRM
--  Advanced Thresholds using Holt-Winters algorithm to implement smart
--  New Enterprise Report Library
--  Google Maps and Network Map Visualization

The Zenoss Core 2.1 Beta is available today. For more information please visit or email

You can also watch a video presentation of Zenoss Core 2.1 Beta at

About Zenoss, Inc.

Zenoss, Inc. ( brings powerful IT management solutions to organizations of all sizes around the globe. Zenoss Core is a complete network monitoring and systems management platform that discovers networked IT resources, monitors them for performance and availability, and tracks changes through a configuration management database (CMDB). Zenoss offers enterprise-grade support, services, and commercial add-ons through its Enterprise Subscription. One of the ten most active projects on SourceForge.Net, Zenoss software has been downloaded over 250,000 times in 2007, and is used in government, education, and some of the world's largest corporations. Zenoss is winner of Network World's Clear Choice Award, Enterprise Open Source Magazine Readers' Choice Award, and a nominee for Best Technical Design in the SourceForge 2007 Community Choice Awards. Zenoss, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Annapolis, MD. Download Zenoss Core free at

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