updated 06:00 pm EDT, Mon October 22, 2007
LithiumCorp update 4.9
LithiumCorp today released an update to its server monitoring software, Lithium 4.9 and also announced that it is releasing a large part of the source code as open-source, in order to stimulate third-party development and customization. Lithium is a utility used for network maintenance, offering administrators a graphically rich and versatile view of their infrastructure, panning a variety of standards and connection protocols. LithiumCorp said it has given the application a complete facelift, and the developer promises a more complete user experience. Pricing for new customers starts at $400 for the 25-user package.
In addition to the interface changes, the company added and refined a number of features as well as offered a few new ones. Xsan Monitoring has been introduced, making it the only third-party solution to offer support for Apple's storage solution. SNMP monitoring support has also been added, providing administrators the ability to manage any networking equipment that supports the SNMP protocol.
LithiumCorp is offering a new competitive pricing structure, providing discounts to users who wish to cross-grade to its software. The new pricing is dependent on the renewal or original purchase price of the competing product.