Opsview upgrades open source monitoring offering

Opsview, the open source systems and apps monitoring software has updated its Community edition to coincide with the release of coincide with the release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

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Opsview, the open source systems and apps monitoring software has updated its Community edition to coincide with the release of coincide with the release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

The company, which boasts customers including Ericsson, Microsoft, Allianz and Electronic Arts, says the Community edition previews enhancements in scalability and maintenance that will feature in the Opsview Enterprise edition, due out later this summer.

The Community 3.7.0 update promises enhanced user management and contact profiles, improved notification management to make it easier to see critical issues and a simplified alerting mechanism for keywords to reduce the volume of alerts and make it easier to highlight issues that affect end user services.

With the spread of virtualisation and cloud-based services, IT managers face increasingly complex and diverse management challenges, said Opsview.

In a fiercely competitive operations management software market place, analyst Gartner this month suggested that open source could provide a viable alternative for enterprises.

In the Cool Vendors in IT Operations Management, 2010 report, Gartner analysts David Williams wrote, "IT operations executives looking for an alternative, more cost-effective way to monitor the health of their heterogeneous IT infrastructures and willing to embrace a different business model should consider IT Operation Management products from commercial open-source vendors."

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