OpenNMS 'Test Drive' Release Unveiled to Open Source Community

First Release of Next-Generation Network Management Software Aimed At

Middleprise Market; Comprehensive Enterprise-Level Product Slated for Beta

Testing in Early 2001



Dec 06, 2000, 00:00 ET from Atipa Corporation

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenNMS.org, the open source
 project developing next-generation enterprise management software, today
 unveiled an interim 0.4.0 release of the OpenNMS solution to the open source
 development community.  The 0.4.0 version is the first release by OpenNMS.org
 of a functional network management product that is freely available as an open
 source product for downloading, testing and deployment by any software
 developer, including the approximately 2,500 members of OpenNMS.org and other
 early adopters.
     The 0.4.0 release is a "single box solution" that offers a subset of
 features appropriate for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other smaller,
 middleprise-level organization.  A full-featured version with distributed
 architecture and full functionality for larger, enterprise-level organizations
 is scheduled for release and beta testing in January 2001.  The full featured
 release is built with a scalable architecture designed for the world's largest
 networks.  It will provide "out of the box" functionality, platform
 portability, and integration points with existing tools while encouraging
 customization and returning control back to the end user.
     "We are obviously excited that this breakout technology is now entering
 the final stages of development before coming to market," said Shane
 O'Donnell, Project Leader for OpenNMS.org.  "The advantages of the open source
 development environment--shorter time to market, ultimate product
 customizability and flexibility, the ability to leverage the newest
 technologies, and a lower total cost of ownership -- are producing a
 world-class network management solution that we believe will transform the
 marketplace.  After two years of development, everyone involved in OpenNMS can
 be proud of the collaborative effort that has brought us to this initial
 release on track and on schedule."
     The OpenNMS software is designed specifically to solve the problems of
 accelerating technology and extreme complexity that is challenging the current
 capabilities of traditional proprietary software.  Utilizing the open source
 development model, the OpenNMS project is dedicated to increasing the
 functionality of today's network management software tools, reducing the total
 cost of ownership, and continually delivering to end users bleeding-edge
 technological enhancements that keep up with the pace of change.  Today's
 0.4.0 release to the open source community for testing and deployment begins
 the process of bug-fixing and system enhancement that is unique to open source
 and produces the world's best software.
     The interim 0.4.0 release is completely forward-compatible with upcoming
 OpenNMS releases.  It provides the following functionality that is designed to
 manage small- and mid-size networks of up to 500 networked devices.
 
     * Graphical "Drag and Drop" Administrator interfaces
     * Limited operator EUI capability
     * Event Management
     * TCP/IP-based Discovery and Monitoring
     * Service Level Monitoring
     * Business Views
     * Graphical Rule Builder
     * Service Discovery and Polling
     * Service Poller with a modular plug-in architecture
 
     To download the 0.4.0 release, obtain more detailed information about
 various components of the OpenNMS software, or learn about the OpenNMS
 project, go to www.opennms.org .
     The founders of OpenNMS.org licensed the software under the GNU General
 Public License (GPL) and will make available all future OpenNMS releases under
 the GPL.  The GPL open source license (www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html) promotes
 ongoing open source development of the software by the development community.
 The OpenNMS founders subsequently formed a separate corporate entity to fund
 the OpenNMS project, and that corporation and its management team was acquired
 in September by Atipa Corporation, a leading provider of end-to-end Open
 Source and Linux solutions.
     When the fully tested, commercial grade 1.0 OpenNMS release is brought to
 market early in 2001, the OpenNMS team will lead an Atipa subsidiary that will
 provide comprehensive professional services and support to enterprises that
 deploy the OpenNMS software.
 
     About Atipa Corporation
     Atipa Corporation is one of the leading suppliers of pre-configured Open
 Source and Linux workstations, servers and clusters for information management
 today. Best known as one of the first dedicated Linux solutions companies,
 Atipa partners with other technology and market leaders to make its products
 available in complete Open Source and Linux solutions for businesses of all
 sizes.  In early 2000 Atipa received over $30 million in equity capital from
 an investment group led by affiliates of Soros Private Equity Partners LLC, TA
 Associates, and WR Hambrecht + Co.
     Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Atipa develops, manufactures,
 licenses and markets solutions, products, technologies and services for
 business, education, consumer, scientific and engineering and government
 customers. Atipa provides Linux solutions based on Red Hat, SuSE, Caldera, and
 Corel Linux. For additional information about Atipa Corporation, the Product
 Solution Series or our end-to-end services, visit Atipa on the Web at
 www.atipa.com or call Toll Free (800) 360-4346.
     Atipa Linux Solutions and the Atipa Linux Solutions logo are trademarks of
 Atipa Corporation. All other names and trademarks mentioned above are held by
 their respective owners and hereby respectively acknowledged.
 
 

SOURCE Atipa Corporation
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenNMS.org, the open source
 project developing next-generation enterprise management software, today
 unveiled an interim 0.4.0 release of the OpenNMS solution to the open source
 development community.  The 0.4.0 version is the first release by OpenNMS.org
 of a functional network management product that is freely available as an open
 source product for downloading, testing and deployment by any software
 developer, including the approximately 2,500 members of OpenNMS.org and other
 early adopters.
     The 0.4.0 release is a "single box solution" that offers a subset of
 features appropriate for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other smaller,
 middleprise-level organization.  A full-featured version with distributed
 architecture and full functionality for larger, enterprise-level organizations
 is scheduled for release and beta testing in January 2001.  The full featured
 release is built with a scalable architecture designed for the world's largest
 networks.  It will provide "out of the box" functionality, platform
 portability, and integration points with existing tools while encouraging
 customization and returning control back to the end user.
     "We are obviously excited that this breakout technology is now entering
 the final stages of development before coming to market," said Shane
 O'Donnell, Project Leader for OpenNMS.org.  "The advantages of the open source
 development environment--shorter time to market, ultimate product
 customizability and flexibility, the ability to leverage the newest
 technologies, and a lower total cost of ownership -- are producing a
 world-class network management solution that we believe will transform the
 marketplace.  After two years of development, everyone involved in OpenNMS can
 be proud of the collaborative effort that has brought us to this initial
 release on track and on schedule."
     The OpenNMS software is designed specifically to solve the problems of
 accelerating technology and extreme complexity that is challenging the current
 capabilities of traditional proprietary software.  Utilizing the open source
 development model, the OpenNMS project is dedicated to increasing the
 functionality of today's network management software tools, reducing the total
 cost of ownership, and continually delivering to end users bleeding-edge
 technological enhancements that keep up with the pace of change.  Today's
 0.4.0 release to the open source community for testing and deployment begins
 the process of bug-fixing and system enhancement that is unique to open source
 and produces the world's best software.
     The interim 0.4.0 release is completely forward-compatible with upcoming
 OpenNMS releases.  It provides the following functionality that is designed to
 manage small- and mid-size networks of up to 500 networked devices.
 
     * Graphical "Drag and Drop" Administrator interfaces
     * Limited operator EUI capability
     * Event Management
     * TCP/IP-based Discovery and Monitoring
     * Service Level Monitoring
     * Business Views
     * Graphical Rule Builder
     * Service Discovery and Polling
     * Service Poller with a modular plug-in architecture
 
     To download the 0.4.0 release, obtain more detailed information about
 various components of the OpenNMS software, or learn about the OpenNMS
 project, go to www.opennms.org .
     The founders of OpenNMS.org licensed the software under the GNU General
 Public License (GPL) and will make available all future OpenNMS releases under
 the GPL.  The GPL open source license (www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html) promotes
 ongoing open source development of the software by the development community.
 The OpenNMS founders subsequently formed a separate corporate entity to fund
 the OpenNMS project, and that corporation and its management team was acquired
 in September by Atipa Corporation, a leading provider of end-to-end Open
 Source and Linux solutions.
     When the fully tested, commercial grade 1.0 OpenNMS release is brought to
 market early in 2001, the OpenNMS team will lead an Atipa subsidiary that will
 provide comprehensive professional services and support to enterprises that
 deploy the OpenNMS software.
 
     About Atipa Corporation
     Atipa Corporation is one of the leading suppliers of pre-configured Open
 Source and Linux workstations, servers and clusters for information management
 today. Best known as one of the first dedicated Linux solutions companies,
 Atipa partners with other technology and market leaders to make its products
 available in complete Open Source and Linux solutions for businesses of all
 sizes.  In early 2000 Atipa received over $30 million in equity capital from
 an investment group led by affiliates of Soros Private Equity Partners LLC, TA
 Associates, and WR Hambrecht + Co.
     Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, Atipa develops, manufactures,
 licenses and markets solutions, products, technologies and services for
 business, education, consumer, scientific and engineering and government
 customers. Atipa provides Linux solutions based on Red Hat, SuSE, Caldera, and
 Corel Linux. For additional information about Atipa Corporation, the Product
 Solution Series or our end-to-end services, visit Atipa on the Web at
 www.atipa.com or call Toll Free (800) 360-4346.
     Atipa Linux Solutions and the Atipa Linux Solutions logo are trademarks of
 Atipa Corporation. All other names and trademarks mentioned above are held by
 their respective owners and hereby respectively acknowledged.
 
 SOURCE  Atipa Corporation