Opengear Named to Open Source 50 Leader in Console Server Solutions Recognized with Sun, Novell, Red Hat, as Top Open Source Company in the Channel

Opengear (, a leading provider of next generation out-of-band management solutions, today announced that they had been named to the Open Source 50 and recognized as one of the top 25 open source companies in the channel. 

The Open Source 50, a report compiled by Nine Lives Media and IT channel site, takes variables such as overall partner ecosystem, percent of revenue derived from channel partners, and annual partner network growth to rank open source channel programs, selected the top 25 overall for their Best of the Best list, on which Opengear appeared at 18, along with companies such as Sun Microsystems, Novell and Red Hat. 

“Opengear’s inclusion as one of the Best of the Best is a sign of our commitment to our channel partners,” said Bob Waldie, Founder and CEO of Opengear. “We expect 2009 to be a banner year for open source adoption and recognize that our channel program is a major part of our mission to bring open source to the console server market.”

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About Opengear

Founded in 2004, Opengear delivers next generation intelligent solutions for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure. Opengear’s solutions, featuring embedded Smart OOB™ technology, equip our customers’ networks with intelligent automation and bulletproof resilience, enabling them to optimize technical operations and secure business continuity. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with a manufacturing facility in Utah, R&D operations in Australia and Silicon Valley, and sales offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information, please visit

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