Annapolis, MD (November 19th, 2008) – Zenoss Inc., a leading provider of commercial open source systems management and network monitoring software, today announced the addition of a native Apple Mac OS X installer for the latest version of Zenoss Core. Forrester Research reports Mac OS X currently accounts for 4.5 percent of the business operating system market. This figure has nearly quadrupled since Forrester’s previous research 19 months before. "Mac OS X is a growing platform that remains a favorite among developers and IT operations staff, which is why Zenoss already monitored the Mac OS X platform. We wanted to make the entire Zenoss user experience seamless for Apple Macintosh users by also providing a downloadable Mac OS X installer,” said Erik Dahl, CTO and co-founder, Zenoss. “Zenoss Core 2.3 on OS X did everything as expected right off the bat. You can't beat it for an easy to use environment,” stated beta tester and Zenoss Community member Michael Osburn of EchoStar. Zenoss Core is an award-winning open source IT monitoring product that delivers the functionality to effectively manage the configuration, health and performance of networks, servers and applications through a single, integrated software package. One of the most active projects on SourceForge, Zenoss Core has been downloaded over 750,000 times and has been installed by companies in over 180 countries. Zenoss Core 2.3 was developed in conjunction with more than 40,000 community members who provided product input, monitoring extensions and beta testing. This large open source systems management community has helped Zenoss deliver high value solutions at a fraction of the cost charged by conventional vendors. More information about Zenoss products: Downloads and evaluations are available at www.zenoss.com/download/.
Zenoss is a commercial open source software company whose network, server and application monitoring solutions offer comprehensive IT management and network monitoring. As a result, they are easier to deploy, use and maintain, more flexible, and a fraction of the cost of traditional IT management solutions. Zenoss has won numerous awards, including InfoWorld's BOSSIE for Best Open Source Network Monitoring Solution, Enterprise Open Source Magazine Readers' Choice Award, and Network World's Clear Choice Award. The solutions are helping leading companies—such as Rackspace, VMware, Tyco Electronics, SugarCRM, Cap Gemini and Formica—avoid costly IT outages and better support their employees and customers. Zenoss is headquartered in Annapolis, MD and operates offices there and in Austin, TX. To learn more visit www.zenoss.com.