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Open Source Management company op5 expands into Germany

- Enters into partnership with German Linux software company Collax

Leading Open Source Management company op5, that develops products for monitoring IT systems and networks, expands its business into the German market by partnering with Collax, a Munich based software company that develops and sells Linux based solutions.

- We are now expanding our business in Europe. This strategy builds on developing long term partnerships with leading local players in each market. Our partners range from technical solutions experts to partners like Collax that manage everything from sales to integration. Collax is the right partner for op5 in Germany as it offers a broad range of IT solutions to a variety of companies. Our goal is to establish a strong local presence and to grow our market share in Germany, something that our partnership with Collax is helping us to do, says Jan Josephson, responsible for business development at op5.

Collax integrates the product op5 Monitor into the Collax Monitoring Solution. With the monitoring solution organizations can monitor their entire IT environment from one easy-to-use web interface.

- Collax Monitoring Solution is a perfect addition to our portfolio. With the latest monitoring technology from op5 we offer a powerful watch dog for modern infrastructures. Thanks to easy integration and use according to our motto "Simply Linux", configuration and management is simple, without the need for specific know-how. This reduces costs and increases customer satisfaction, says Boris Nalbach, CEO and CTO at Collax.

How proactive IT operations can solve business problems
Complexity in modern IT environments is increasing as a result of larger networks and more innovative services, created within an even larger amount of subsystems. Parallel to this trend IT has transformed itself into a distribution model for business critical applications and services. The result is added pressure on IT departments in ensuring high availability and reducing down time for those business critical services. To achieve that goal IT operations needs to take a proactive approach to managing systems and networks, meaning identifying problems before they impact the organization.

- With op5's technology, companies can create a bird's eye view of their environment with regular health checks on systems performance and match results against Service Level Agreements. The results can also help administrators to identify problems areas in the infrastructure which can be resolved before they cause any damage. If a service goes down companies can quickly identify where the problem is located and which systems are at fault, concludes Jan Josephson.

The Collax Monitoring Solution, built on op5 Monitor, is available now as an add-on module for the Collax Business Server.

About Collax
Collax develops Linux-based server solutions for small to medium sized companies.

With the "Simply Linux" approach Collax technology bundles all the Linux strengths with an easy to use graphical user interface. The results are cost efficient, secure and scalable server solutions that can be operated without any Linux know-how. Collax offers solutions from data, database, e-mail, collaboration, fax, proxy, web-server via router and VPN (Virtual Private Network) to firewall, virus and spam protection and web content filters. The essence of Collax technology is the Collax Solution Platform, a Linux-based consolidation platform for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). The company has two offices in Germany and one in Boston, USA. Collax sells trough channel partners in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Serbia, Cezch Republic and UK. For more information see

About op5
op5 is a Swedish world leading OSM - Open Source Management - company that delivers software based on open source for control of IT systems and networks. Its main products are op5 Monitor, op5 Statistics and op5 LogServer. The products are based on open source code that op5 further develops, packages, and sells as complete products and systems with services and support. op5 has a large selection of clients from different market segments for example AGA Linde Gas, Liseberg, Max Matthiessen, Intrum Justitia, TNT/Wilson Geodis, Crosskey Banking Solutions, The Swedish Customs Service (Tullverket) and other parastatals, several county councils, municipalities and municipal companies. op5 was founded in 2003. The company has offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg. op5 is owned by the founders, employees and the investors KTH Chalmers Capital and Pod Venture Partners.

For additional information please contact:
Jan Josephson, Head of Business Development at op5 AB
Cell phone: +46-707-25 09 00

Nicholas Rundbom, AxiCom PR & Information
Cell phone: +46-70-266 55 38


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  • op5 partner
  • linux
  • network management suite

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