Zenoss Discontinues Open-Source Product
March 21, 2022
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Zenoss is sunsetting Zenoss Community Edition (previously called Zenoss Core).

Zenoss Community Edition was a free, on-prem monitoring tool the company made available for over 15 years. Since the launch of Zenoss Cloud in 2018, which saw a 202% increase in annual recurring revenue over the past two years, the focus has gradually transitioned from crowdsourced development of extensions for Zenoss Community Edition to community development of cloud tools.

Zenoss Community Edition version 1.0 was released Nov. 15, 2006. Since that time, the product has been downloaded millions of times and became the de facto open-source monitoring tool for companies of all sizes across all industries.

With the increasingly rapid demand for cloud-based monitoring tools, Zenoss recently announced the Zenoss Developer Center, where users can build tools for Zenoss Cloud — integrations, extensions and applications that bring any data into the platform and deliver data-based insights for unprecedented context that streamlines troubleshooting, analysis and planning. As such, the company is transitioning its crowdsourcing focus from its existing community to the Zenoss Developer Center. The community platform will be decommissioned March 31.

“Zenoss Community Edition has been a resounding success in so many ways,” said Ani Gujrathi, CTO at Zenoss. “We’re making this important pivot to direct all of that momentum toward the future, which is Zenoss Cloud.”

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