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Zenoss Named SIAA Software CODiE Award Finalist for Best Open Source Innovation

Zenoss Core 4 Earns Prestigious Software Award Recognition

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/14 -- Zenoss Inc., provider of commercial and open source unified IT monitoring and management solutions for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructure, today announced that its open source product, Zenoss Core 4, was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Software CODiE Awards for Best Open Source Innovation. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education, and Software.

This year's program features 28 software categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner on May 21 in San Francisco during the industry's premier ISV gathering of SaaS, BI, and Cloud providers, Maximize.

Zenoss Core 4, the open source offering from Zenoss, along with Zenoss Service Dynamics, Zenoss' commercial enterprise solution, are the most powerful pair of commercial/open source IT monitoring solutions in the industry. Zenoss Core offers unified monitoring for applications, servers, storage, networking, and virtualization, providing agentless collection of both availability and performance metrics. Processing up to 100 million events per day, Zenoss Core's sophisticated notification and trigger system can automate most monitoring, notification, alert, escalation, and remediation tasks, while its robust APIs facilitate easy integration into any environment. Finally, Zenoss Core leverages a library of 300+ plug-ins known as ZenPacks to achieve broad coverage and rapid extensibility.

"We have been using Zenoss Core for four years. Zenoss' innovation is unmatched and is completely changing how our company operates. We are much more proactive in handling issues. The Zenoss community is helpful and very engaged in the IRC channel. Being nominated for the CODiE award is exciting for Zenoss and the community because it will fuel the Core community's passion to take the product even further!" said Trey Hunsucker, Field Engineer, Consolidated Networks Corporation.

"In order to tame the growing complexity of IT, organizations need a modern approach to IT Operations," said Chris Smith, CMO, Zenoss. "With the support of our more than 100,000 community members, Zenoss Core continues to push the technology envelope, provides modular enhancements via our ZenPack extensions, and further simplifies IT management. We're proud to be recognized as an industry leader and the standout solution in open source IT management."

"This year's CODiE Awards finalists showcase the innovation and creativity in today's market. We are happy to recognize them for their products that are breaking ground in the software industry," said Rhianna Collier, VP for the Software Division at SIIA. "I look forward to honoring all the finalists in May at our awards program at Maximize."

Details on all Best Open Source Innovation finalists are listed at: http://siia.net/codies/2014/finalist_detail.asp?ID=21

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About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of-the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property.

The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit www.siia.net/software.

About Zenoss
Zenoss is a leading provider of unified IT monitoring and management software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructures. Over 35,000 organizations worldwide have deployed Zenoss to manage their networks, servers, virtual devices, storage, and cloud infrastructure, gaining complete visibility and predictability into their IT operations.

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