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Rackspace CSO Brian Kelly Announced as a Keynote for Zenoss Worldwide User Conference

Leading Security Expert to Discuss Impact of Technological Trends at IT Monitoring Event

AUSTIN, TX – April 1, 2016 – Zenoss Inc., the leader in unified IT monitoring and analytics software, today announced Brian Kelly, chief security officer at Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), as a keynote for GalaxZ 16. The global user conference, to be held May 10-12, 2016, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, has become the IT monitoring event of the year and touts speakers from Cisco, Dynatrace, GE, NetApp, Grainger, Saudi Aramco, LayerX, Nuance, PNC Bank, Secure-24, University of Maryland, SaltStack, Unify and more.

"Whether you are protecting your network from ever-evolving security threats or monitoring hybrid data centers, your objective is essentially the same – enabling business operations to flourish by providing a secure and reliable IT environment," said Greg Stock, chairman and CEO at Zenoss. "We are very pleased to have Brian Kelly, the CSO at Rackspace, provide his insights as to how his team at Rackspace is adapting to the new world of IT security."

As the Chief Security Officer of Rackspace since 2014, Kelly is responsible for the safety and security of Rackers and Rackspace facilities, infrastructure and data. A frequent speaker at industry conferences on security, Kelly is the author of "From Stone to Silicon: A Revolution in Information Technology and Implications for Military Command and Control."

Leading business operations for Trident Data Systems, Deloitte and Touche, Newbrook Technologies and iDefense, Kelly has worked closely with senior executives for leading companies in global financial services, technology, health care and manufacturing.

GalaxZ 16 hosts an outstanding speaker lineup to discuss high-level business challenges to best practices as well as specialized engineering skills to architect and manage not only the infrastructure but also the many complex tools and applications that run on top of it. The conference highlights customer-led breakout sessions, hands-on technical training by Zenoss experts, and groundbreaking solutions in the Partner Showcase. For more information, including a full agenda and details of how to register, see https://galaxz.zenoss.com.

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Zenoss’ patented, agentless and hyperscalable IT monitoring technology is trusted by more than 35,000 organizations worldwide, including Accenture, AT&T, BBC, CenturyLink, Cisco, Cognizant, HBO, Oracle, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, Verizon, VMware and US Army. Named by Forbes as one of the Top 20 Cloud Companies and CEOs to Work for in 2015, Zenoss customers intelligently manage the complexity of hybrid cloud, converged and disparate-vendor IT infrastructures. Visit www.zenoss.com for more information.

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