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Zenoss Releases 2010 Open source software Management Survey Report

Reveals flexibility, not cost, drives open source systems management adoption

Zenoss Inc., the corporate sponsor of Zenoss Core, recently announced the release of the 2010 Open Source Systems Management Survey.

Additional key findings in the 2010 Open Source Systems Management Survey include:

  • 98% of the survey respondents indicated usage of open source in their enterprises.

  • 71% of 2009 respondents indicated that open source software was easier to deploy up from 48% in 2008, 38% in 2007 and 26% in 2006.

  • When asked their degree of satisfaction with open source software on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 indicating most satisfied) users indicated an average level of satisfaction between 7 and 8.

  • 76% of system administrators in large enterprises indicate they prefer to use open source whenever possible.

  • BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – August 11, 2010) –  LinuxCon — Zenoss Inc., the corporate sponsor of Zenoss Core, today announced the release of the 2010 Open Source Systems Management Survey.
  • Based on more than 950 completed surveys gathered at the USENIX Large Installation System Administration conference each year from 2006 and 2009 and within the Zenoss open source systems management community from 2007 through 2009, the survey’s purpose was to determine usage patterns for systems management software and particularly the usage of open source software to solve IT management needs of large organizations.

    “What’s telling about this survey is that flexibility, followed by lower costs, is the main driver for open source systems management adoption today,” said Mark Hinkle, VP Community at Zenoss. “Users indicated that the collaborative, transparent and free traits of open source management tools enable agility and provide numerous other advantages which result in a high degree of satisfaction with the tools as evidenced in the survey responses.”

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