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HP OpenView Partner Embraces Open Source

The VAR Guy

October 23, 2007

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HP OpenView Partner Embraces Open Source

A few months ago, The VAR Guy suggested that open source platforms would increasingly compete with Hewlett-Packard OpenView, IBM Tivoli and other traditional enterprise management systems. He was right. A case in point: Melillo Consulting, one of HP’s top OpenView partners in North America, has embraced an open source IT management platform from GroundWork.

Melillo isn’t alone. GroundWork says its channel program is attracting a range of new partners. In fact, GroundWork has landed on the GSA contract schedule thanks to a new partnership with Carahsoft Technology Corp., a government IT solutions provider.

The days of open source being mainly a Linux market appear over. In addition to landing in the network management sector, open source is increasingly finding its way into the network hardware and VoIP markets.

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