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Former Cisco CTO and Cloud Management Leader Joins Zenoss

AUSTIN, TX – August 25, 2011 – Zenoss, Inc., today announced the appointment of Alan Conley as chief technology officer. Conley joins Zenoss from Cisco where for many years he led Cisco's IT operations architecture and was most recently CTO of the Network Management Technology Group where he was responsible for Cisco's cloud and virtualization management offerings. Conley, a cloud management visionary, brings to Zenoss over 20 years of hands-on experience running large scale IT operations and building management products that span virtual, physical and cloud-based IT.

”We are extremely excited to have Alan join the team,” said Bill Karpovich, CEO of Zenoss. "His vision, hands-on experience and track record of success will accelerate our offerings and our momentum in the cloud data center."

Conley has extensive experience in the cloud management industry. He was a key driver of Cisco’s strategy and architecture for Cloud management, next generation network API, OpenStack, DMTF OVF 2.0, and Open Network Foundation (ONF). Conley also brings to Zenoss more than 14 years’ experience in IT at Cisco as a distinguished engineer responsible for IT operations and management technology. Conley has the demonstrated ability to envision and drive the development of large-scale management solutions that is grounded in the perspective of being a real end user. As chief technology officer, Conley will be responsible for driving Zenoss cloud management vision, direction and on-going innovation.

“I joined Zenoss because it is uniquely positioned to lead the next generation of IT service assurance for the cloud," said Alan Conley, Zenoss CTO. "As we experienced firsthand at Cisco, both enterprises and service providers are eager for new management products that respond automatically and intelligently to the increasingly virtualized and dynamic IT infrastructure. Zenoss has the platform, presence and team to deliver on this vision. I'm excited to be a part of it."

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About Zenoss Inc.

Zenoss is a leading provider of management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures. Over 35,000 organizations worldwide have deployed Zenoss to manage their networks, servers, virtual devices, storage, and cloud infrastructure, gaining complete visibility and predictability into their IT operations. Customers include Rackspace, VMware, Hosting.com, LinkedIn, Carlson, Motorola and Deutsche Bank. Zenoss was recognized as a “Visionary” in Gartner's 2010 Magic Quadrant for IT Event Correlation and Analysis.

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