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1995 to 1997

In the autumn of 1995, NETWAYS is founded as a sole proprietorship by current Managing Director, Julian Hein. Its services focus on implementations and support for Windows based IT systems and networks in metropolitan Nuremberg. Even by the end of its first year NETWAYS is running a sound profit.

1998 to 2000

In these early years NETWAYS begins to work with Linux and explore its potential in enterprise networks. The projects develop from exclusively Windows based into heterogeneous landscapes and to a global scale – NETWAYS implements its first worldwide corporate network for a customer.

2001 to 2002

NETWAYS is established as a private limited company. With 9 employees and a new premise in Deutschherrnstrasse, Nuremberg, the focus shifts further towards Linux and open source software.


2003 to 2007

NETWAYS becomes a specialist in network monitoring and management. Grounded in open source solutions, the company develops its own products, implementing projects for customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With its specialisation in network management, NETWAYS establishes a broad client base ranging from SMEs to international corporations.

In addition to network monitoring, other open source solutions are added to NETWAYS service portfolio. Modern web content management, VoIP technology and many other solutions are implemented including a customised ‘business tracking’ solution for workflow management.

In the autumn of 2006, NETWAYS opens the first Nagios conference in Nuremberg, to a fantastic international audience and many renowned open source professionals. Its success establishes it in the following years as the pan European conference for the open source monitoring software Nagios, attracting more than 300 participants from all over the world.

2008 to 2009

With steady growth, NETWAYS is now a team of 19 and migrates into a larger office in the Nuremberg Deutschherrnkarree.

NETWAYS breaks into IT training, offering “Nagios – Availability Monitoring” and “Nagios – Advanced Monitoring” training sessions for new and experienced users of the system. The trainings draw from NETWAYS consultants’ rich and broad experience alongside hands-on workshops to ensure students gain user oriented and real life practical knowledge.

In 2009, NETWAYS GmbH presents the Open Source Data Center Conference, its second Open Source IT convention. With a focus on the use of Open Source software in data centers in large IT environments, a breadth of administrators and experienced software architects are expected to attend.