Zenoss Chosen as Novell Market Start Partner

Zenoss announced they have been selected as a new member of the Novell Market Start program. Novell Market Start promotes enterprise-class solutions for small and medium business customers that run on SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Zenoss, a Novell Silver technology partner, joins other best-of-breed enterprise solutions in Market Start including Alfresco, Black Duck, EnterpriseDB, MySQL, Pentaho, Spikesource, and SugarCRM. The goal of the Market Start is to accelerate the adoption of Linux and Open Source solutions. In addition, the program strives to give customers more choice and flexibility by exposing them to lower cost and feature equivalent open source and Linux-based application alternatives.

"We are pleased to join open source enterprise leader Novell, in offering cost-effective solutions through their strong world-wide network of certified resellers and systems integrators." said Zenoss VP of Sales, Tim Galligan. "By promoting a range of partner offerings, including a monitoring solution like Zenoss', Novell is expanding the breadth and quality of solutions for the Open Enterprise."

"Customers are looking for ways to lower cost, manage complexity and mitigate risk so t hey can focus on growth." said Justin Steinman, Director Linux Marketing for Novell. "The addition of Zenoss to Market Start provides our partners and customers even more options to satisfy their needs as they move to Linux."

Through the Market Start program, Zenoss and Novell - a worldwide leader, delivering infrastructure for the Open Enterprise - will provide Novell customers with enterprise-class both directly and through qualified resellers and partners. Zenoss provides a complete view of the entire enterprise through an event-driven systems management dashboard and change management database viewable via a web browser. Zenoss Core is certified Novell Readyto run on SUSE Linux Enterprise and Open Enterprise Server platforms among others.

For Novell partners and systems integrators interested in providing the highest quality systems management solutions on SUSE Linux Enterprise and Open Enterprise Server please contact partners@zenoss.com .

About Zenoss, Inc .

Zenoss, Inc. is the developer of the Zenoss Core commercial open source IT management software platform. Zenoss Core allows IT professionals to manage the status and health of their entire infrastructures through a single web-based console. Recently named one of the top ten open source companies to watch by Network World Magazine, Zenoss Core is the world's most popular IT management product amongst over 1600 projects listed on SourceForge.net, the largest Internet destination for IT professionals seeking open source applications. The privately held company is headquartered in Annapolis , MD and has received investment from Boulder Ventures and Intersouth Partners. For more information, please visit http://www.zenoss.com.

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