Open Source: Delivering Enterprise IT Management Applications with OS



  • Monthly Meeting of the Open Source Software SIG


    Presentation Overview:

    Delivering Enterprise IT Management Applications with Open Source

    Leading IT management products like IBM Tivoli, CA UniCenter, HP OpenView and BMC Patrol historically been a safe, yet expensive, choice for enterprise networks, with reputations as overly complex and difficult to deploy and manage. Now the $7B worldwide software category may be in store for a shake up by enterprise-class open source IT management solutions. Projects such as Nagios and MRTG have been downloaded, tested and deployed hundreds of thousands of times, with benefits to users such as:

    • Lower total cost of ownership
    • Reduced application complexity
    • Less management overhead
    • Shorter learning curve
    • Simpler customization to particular IT environments

    GroundWork Open Source Solutions integrates open source components like Nagios and others into a certified and supported application aimed at enterprise customers. What challenges did GroundWork face in building and marketing a mixed source application? Hear an experienced CTO present the lessons learned. Spend time with Thomas Stocking as he answers questions and discusses:

    • How to develop commercially marketed applications that include open source components
    • Meeting customer expectations as a commercial open source vendor
    • Packaging and delivering quality enterprise IT applications
    • Open source differentiators of interest to IT management purchasers
    • Working cooperatively and productively with members of the open source community

    About the Presenter:

    Thomas Stocking

    Thomas Stocking is the CTO of GroundWork Open Source Solutions, Inc. He brings more than 12 years of experience in systems administration, network integration, information security and IT project management. Prior to joining GroundWork, Mr. Stocking served as Director of Information Security at SiteROCK, a provider of remote monitoring and IT management services where he supervised security systems and operations.


    Event Logistics


    DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP.
    2000 University Avenue (note: These are the tall buildings on the corner of University Ave. and Woodland, west of Hwy. 101)
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303
    Tel: 650.833.2000


    6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Registration/Networking
    6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation


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