Transitiv Technologies Ltd and OP5 AB join forces to deliver open source IT-monitoring in the UK

Posted on June 9th, 2011 by Adam Sweet

London – 9th June 2011 – Transitiv Technologies Ltd and OP5 AB (now part of ITRS Group) today announced a collaboration to deliver modern, open source based, unified IT-monitoring solutions for Government and Enterprise customers in the United Kingdom.

OP5 Professional PartnerMore than half of all software purchases made over the next five years will be open source, according to 56% of all respondents in a significant survey released on May 16th* 2011. Open source based solutions are superior to their proprietary counterparts in terms of vendor independence, speed of innovation, flexibility and last but not least cost effectiveness.

Cloud computing, virtualization and outsourcing bring significant cost savings both from a opex and capex perspective, with that comes an exponentially increasing level of complexity as organizations have to rely on virtual machines and service providers for enablement of their business functions. “It is very obvious that increased efficiency through cost savings regardless of whether it is the customers, shareholders or taxpayers that pay the bill is a must for all modern organizations. It is however crystal clear that organisational control and accountability for critical business functions cannot be outsourced.” said Ralf Labeda, head of int’l business development at OP5 AB.

The collaboration between OP5 and Transitiv Technologies will enable UK Government and Enterprise customers to maximise benefits from the latest cost saving technologies while staying in control through unified monitoring of internal IT functions, service providers and business processes that depend on them.” said Simon Bowring, Sales Director at Transitiv Technologies Ltd.

Transitiv Technologies and OP5 will showcase the OP5 Monitor, a unified open source it monitoring platform at SmartGov Live in the ExCel exhibition hall on June 14th and 15th.

About OP5 AB

OP5 is a Swedish market leading developer of open source based, unified IT Monitoring solutions. OP5’s product, the OP5 Monitor, delivers enterprise-class network, system, application as well as web and cloud service monitoring at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions.

More than 700 organizations worldwide depend on the OP5 Monitor for their monitoring needs. Our customers includes the Governments of Sweden, Australia and Poland, Linde Group, Time Warner Cable, SAAB Industries, Amnesty International, DVB Bank and Volvo.

For more information, please visit and follow ITRS Group on Twitter: @itrsgroup

About Transitiv Technologies

Transitiv Technologies specialize in providing IT solutions for heterogeneous network, hardware and application monitoring and business critical support, consultancy, training and development for Linux, Unix and Open Source. We firmly believe in promoting the use of Linux and Open Source software by fulfilling the needs of businesses who wish to deploy them but don’t have the necessary skills in-house or the time available to make it happen. For companies considering or already running Linux, UNIX or Open Source, Transitiv offer genuine Open Source technical expertise for your business.

For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @transitivtech

Press Contact op5 AB:
Ralf Labeda, Tel + 46 735 177 096, E-mail:

Press Contact Transitiv Technologies:
Simon Bowring, Tel +44 203 384 7202, E-mail:

* Fifth-Annual Future of Open Source Survey, May 16th 2011.