Today Zenoss is announcing that we are moving all of our software to the iPad platform. In the next release of Zenoss and all future releases we will be moving our software to the Apple IPad and it will be distributed exclusively through the Apple ITunes Store. No longer will you users be burdend with downloading and installing Zenoss on clunky old Linux servers. Starting on April 3rd, officially known as IPad day, you will be able to do one-click installs of Zenoss to your iPad and iPhone.
After reading this week's review of the iPad by Walt Mossberg of Wall Street Journal and David Pogue's New York Times review the Zenoss team decided to take a change in product direction. According to Zenoss CEO Bill Karpovich:
"It was clear we needed to take drastic action all other computing platforms are soon going to be obsolete and we needed to be decisive.The future is iPad, it's everywhere, system administrators need to be able to manage their network from the same device they are managing their Facebook account. IT professionals know that managing their networks is almost as critical as managing their farm in Farmville."
In our next release now codenamed,"CrabApple" Zenoss will be looking at ways to manage all things Apple, the new iTunes ZenPack will monitor users playlists and report back the most frequent songs. Additionally using the Zenoss predictive thresholding feature ZenPack administrators will be able to predict when their users have listened to the same song 20 times and be able to use Zenoss automatic remediation to automatically update users playlists so they don't get overloaded by LadyGaga or Beyonce. In addition the Zenoss' "Where are you ZenPack" will use the location based services in iPad and iPhone to map users locations on Google Map and present it on the Zenoss dashboard.
The new Zenoss alerting system will allow users a new option to choose not only email and SMS alerts but to set audible alerts using your favorite playlists. For users who have no playlists the default alert will be community dudes Matt Ray and Mark Hinkle's karoake cover of Burning Down the House by the Talking Heads (Available from the iTunes store for free).
The Zenoss Twitter ZenPack will allow users to recieve alerts and acknowledge events via Twitter. For mission critical applications network administrators can now retweet outages to their users.
For those organizations monitoring thousands of servers we will be offering distributed collector iPads that can be installed in multiple datacenters and networked via AppleTalk to allow them to scale to monitor bazillions of servers simulaneously.
Keep your eyes peeled for new announcements and our annual, "Summer of ZenPacks" contest will now be called "Summer of Apps" all applications will be uploaded to the iTunes store and based on the number of votes users will win...you guessed it, an iPad.
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