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BridgeWays Releases Cross-Platform Applications Monitoring

Management Packs Enable Single-Console Administration of Business Critical Applications

BridgeWays, a division of Xandros, has released a series of management packs that enable system administrators to manage business critical applications on Windows, Linux, and Unix from a single console. The new management packs help extend Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 to additional business applications on Windows and to the 85% of enterprise data centers with cross-platform environments.

The management packs extend System Center capabilities to the management of Oracle Database, MySQL Database, and Apache HTTP Server running on Red Hat Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Solaris, and Windows. Also released today is a JBoss Application Server management pack for Red Hat, SUSE and Windows. The new management packs join the previously released BridgeWays management pack for VMware ESX/ESXi. The BridgeWays product line, which will continue to expand, was developed under the broad technology and business collaboration agreement between Microsoft and Xandros.

"Microsoft recognizes that customers often have a mix of software and hardware deployed in their enterprise and effectively managing across these IT environments is critical to attaining the highest level of efficiency and harnessing costs," said Larry Orecklin, general manager, System Center and Virtualization marketing at Microsoft. "The System Center management suite delivers these features and by working with companies such as Xandros, with their knowledge of open source, LOB and virtualization software, these capabilities are further extended enabling customers to deeply manage their heterogeneous physical and virtual enterprise."

"The new BridgeWays management pacts are significant in two respects: first, they demonstrate the benefits of our technology sharing agreement with Microsoft; and, second, they enable single-console management of both proprietary and open source applications," said Andreas Typaldos, CEO of Xandros. "By exploiting the new cross platform capabilities of System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, we can help enterprise IT managers to reduce costs and enhance efficiency during these stressful financial times."

Available for Immediate Download

The BridgeWays Management Packs for Microsoft System Center are available for testing and review from the BridgeWays web site at www.bridgeways.ca.

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