Mentora Group Deploys Groundwork for MSP Monitoring


ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) October 17, 2006

Mentora Group, Inc.,, announced today that it has deployed the GroundWork Monitor Professional monitoring framework from Groundwork Open Source, Inc.,, to support its Application Hosting customers.

As a pioneer in the new generation of Application Hosting providers since 2001, Mentora offers support of Linux and other new technologies and has been committed to using open source tools for system and application monitoring.

“Growth of our customer base, the number of monitored devices and the complexity of custom monitors required to ensure availability of the applications we support forced us to look for alternatives,” said Jim DeFrank, Mentora’s Vice President and General Manager of Application Hosting. “We monitor thousands of points with unique alerts and response rules. GroundWork’s consolidated monitoring framework increases our efficiency and enables us to focus on application availability instead of ‘managing the monitors.’ It integrates open source tools we trust into a complete solution equal to or better than other products in a higher price range.”

“Mentora has taken a leadership role as a Managed Service Provider (MSP) recognizing the value of open source-based approaches,” said Tony Barbagallo, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at GroundWork Open Source. “As a result, they can pass on savings to their customers, while still providing extremely reliable service. The MSP market is going to be substantial for open source, and Mentora is at the cutting edge.”

Mentora’s Application Hosting teams function as an extension of each customer’s IT organization, interacting on a first-name basis and focusing on supporting the customer’s business needs. Mentora offers a complete menu of Managed Services tailored for each customer, in top-tier Internet data centers.

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ABOUT Mentora Group, INC.

Mentora tests, hosts and manages business applications. We provide software quality and production management solutions across the application change lifecycle. We specialize in performance testing of web applications for eCommerce, eLearning, Donor Management and packaged ERP suites from Oracle and SAP. We host and manage business-critical applications in eCommerce, Healthcare, Insurance and Publishing at Qwest and AT&T data centers. Headquartered in Atlanta, Mentora has offices in Boston and Washington DC, and deliver services nationwide.


San Francisco-based GroundWork Open Source, Inc. ( integrates, enhances and develops leading open source software to deliver comprehensive IT operations management solutions. With GroundWork solutions, enterprises leverage the flexibility and low cost of open source tools to achieve enterprise-level availability, performance and operational efficiency at a fraction of the cost of commercial software. GroundWork customers represent a variety of industries, including manufacturing, government, financial services, education, and high technology. GroundWork investors are Mayfield and Canaan Partners.

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