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Zenoss Extends Support for OpenStack Cloud Providers

New Releases Enhance Monitoring of OpenStack Networking; the Dominant Open Source Cloud Platform According to a Recent Survey

Austin, TX – May 18, 2015 – Zenoss Inc., the leading provider of unified monitoring and service analytics for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures, today announced the latest version of its OpenStack Infrastructure ZenPack, along with a new ZenPack for Open vSwitch, adding support for OpenStack Neutron networking infrastructures.

As referenced in The 2014 State of the Open Source Cloud, research conducted by Zenoss that focused on the evolving open source cloud market, there was 72% growth in open source cloud adoption between 2012 and 2014. The survey also highlighted the increasing dominance of OpenStack as 69% of respondents who use an open source cloud use the OpenStack platform. For those building and managing OpenStack-based clouds, ensuring IT service delivery requires an understanding of the status and health of both the OpenStack components as well as the underlying physical infrastructure. Zenoss Service Dynamics provides cloud operators with a unified view of their logical and physical cloud infrastructure. With its OpenStack ZenPacks, Zenoss supports managing OpenStack from both the cloud user and cloud provider perspectives.

@zenoss Extends Support for @OpenStack Cloud Providers - leader in #opensource cloud adoption. More at #OpenStackSummit this week! #ownit

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"Open source is driving development within the cloud platform market, behind which organizations of all sizes are rallying ... Today, OpenStack compatibility is a requirement for all private cloud solutions ... OpenStack has crossed the threshold and will become another de facto IaaS standard before the end of 2015, when OpenStack compatibility will be a must, not a nice-to-have."

Source: The State Of Cloud Platform Standards: Q2 2015, Forrester Research, Inc., May 2015

The new release of the OpenStack Infrastructure ZenPack adds support for OpenStack Networking to the existing Compute support. Leveraging facilities provided by OpenStack’s Nova compute, Neutron networking, Ceilometer telemetry, and Keystone identity services, along with Zenoss’ broad support for applications, compute and networking hardware, OS, and hypervisor technologies, the ZenPack affords cloud operators visibility to their OpenStack infrastructure and services, and the ability to quickly diagnose and remediate issues that might threaten delivery of services to their customers.

"Zenoss customers are increasingly adopting OpenStack to ensure flexible, agile delivery of IT services to their customers," said Marcus MacNeill, Vice President of Product Management at Zenoss. "By combining OpenStack components, applications, and infrastructure in a unified monitoring platform, Zenoss provides unequalled insight into the performance of OpenStack clouds and the potential impacts of infrastructure issues on the IT services they support."

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Zenoss is a leading provider of unified IT monitoring and service analytics software for physical, virtual, 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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