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Zenoss Announces John Engates as Keynote at GalaxZ

Rackspace CTO Added to Lineup, Which Includes Michio Kaku and Executives from Lenovo, Cisco, NetApp and General Electric

Austin, TX – April 1, 2015 – Zenoss Inc., the leading provider of unified monitoring and analytics for virtual, physical and cloud-based IT infrastructure and applications, today announced John Engates, Chief Technology Officer at Rackspace, as a keynote for GalaxZ, the annual Zenoss user conference to be held May 4-6, 2015 in Austin, TX.

John Engates is an internationally recognized cloud computing expert and a sought-after speaker at technology conferences, including GigaOM Structure, the Web Summit and Cloud Expo. He speaks on the future of cloud computing, enterprise cloud adoption, OpenStack and OpenCompute, efficient data center best practices and more.

In his role as CTO, Engates has played an active role in the evolution and evangelism of Rackspace® managed cloud strategy and solutions portfolio. He meets frequently with customers to hear about their needs and concerns, and to discuss Rackspace's vision for the future of cloud computing. Engates joined Rackspace in August 2000, just a year after the company was founded, as Vice President of Operations, managing the data center operations and customer-service teams. Prior to joining Rackspace, Engates was a founder and General Manager at Internet Direct, one of the original Internet service providers in Texas.

"Our customers are the leaders of the cloud computing and IT Operations revolution. To help keep them ahead of the curve, we try to give them access to the best resources on the planet," said Greg Stock, Chairman and CEO at Zenoss. "John Engates will undoubtedly give GalaxZ attendees a glimpse of what lies ahead for businesses across the globe."

GalaxZ ’15 will kick off with a keynote from Michio Kaku, renowned futurist and most recognized scientist, and continue with an outstanding speaker lineup of customers, partners and technology pundits from companies including Cisco, Docker, Lenovo, NetApp, NWN, Rackspace, Sungard, Unify, University of Maryland and more.

As a user and technology conference, the sessions will cover:

  • The latest how-to's and best practices from Zenoss subject matter experts, covering topics such as Service Assurance, Network Transformation, Software Defined Networking, Engineering Infrastructure, Proactive Unified Monitoring, Network and Security Device Monitoring, and more.
  • Technical training and organizational strategy sessions.
  • One-on-one meetings with Zenoss technical experts and other key staff

Networking is a pillar of GalaxZ and one of the main benefits of attending the conference. Early Bird savings rates apply until April 15, 2015. For more information, including a full agenda and details of how to register, see www.zenoss.com/galaxz.

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About Zenoss
Zenoss is a leading provider of unified IT monitoring and service analytics software for virtual, physical and cloud-based IT infrastructures. Offered on-premise or as a cloud service, only Zenoss scales to deliver service-centric monitoring, root-cause isolation and operational intelligence that adapts in near real-time to today’s most complex and dynamic IT environments. Over 35,000 organizations worldwide have deployed Zenoss to manage their networks, servers, virtual devices, storage, and cloud infrastructure, gaining visibility and control of their IT operations.

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