At the end of March 2023, Zabbix opened our second office in Latin America. Mexico was the choice, and Mexico City became the new headquarters for our operations in the region. 

It’s been an eventful year, during which we met many professionals, developed new businesses, and most importantlylearned a great deal from the local community, new business partners, and users who had already been spreading the word about Zabbix. 

Here are a few highlights from year one of Zabbix Mexico! 

The official opening of the Zabbix Mexico office

March 29, 2023 was opening day for the Zabbix office in Mexico. We gathered over 90 professionals for a day-long agenda of talks, technical presentations, and use case demonstrations with major companies in the region, including the National Center for Energy Control (CENACE).

We also signed a cooperation agreement with the Foundation for Digital Development and Open Knowledge (DEDICA), who later organized a Zabbix hackathon in Mexico City.  

Luciano Alves and Alexei Vladishev at the office opening in Mexico
Sergey Sorokin presenting Zabbix’s business model

New Official Zabbix Partners in Mexico

Since the beginning of Zabbix’s official operations in Mexico, we’ve established eight new partners through the Zabbix Partnership Program. 

There are 5 Zabbix Certified Partners in the region and 3 Resellers, backed by Zabbix and authorized to provide our services in the region. 

We are always looking for companies that develop services with Zabbix to complement our network of official partners. If you’re interested, please contact our Partners team to learn more about the benefits of the Zabbix Partnership Program. 

Second Zabbix Forum Mexico held in the capital

Building on the success of the first edition of the event, we held the second Zabbix Forum Mexico in Mexico City in November 2023. 

With more than 120 attendees from 7 countries, the Forum featured 10 talks on stage and two discussion sessions – an open source and business panel and a panel on the technology landscape and monitoring trends. 

Big names in the information technology market were present, such as Red Hat, IDC Latin America, Dell, Kyndryl, and the Mexican Association of Information Technology Industry (AMITI). 

Luciano Alves at Zabbix Forum Mexico 2023
Open Source & Business Panel

This discussion model has become a tradition at Zabbix events and will be a feature of the Zabbix Conference Latam 2024 as well. 

Development and education in the Zabbix Innova Challenge

With the aid of the DEDICA Foundation, we were able to support and sponsor the Zabbix Innova Challenge in Mexico. 

The project started in December 2023, with free registration for students and professionals from Latin America to come together and create a solution with Zabbix. 

Mentorships, planning meetings, and technical Zabbix training sessions were held for participants, and in March 2024, the hackathon itself took place. In three days, the selected students developed their projects and presented them to the judges. 

The project marked the beginning of Zabbix’s educational initiatives in the region. According to Fernanda Moraes, Communications and Marketing Manager LatAm at Zabbix,  

Developing educational projects is part of the collaborative essence we work with in our business model, which is fundamental to supporting the technological community’s development.

At the end of the hackathon, more than 70 Zabbix official certification scholarships were awarded to the best teams, with the top team winning a trip for the team representative to attend the Zabbix Conference Latam 2024 in Brazil in June. 

Students at the final of hackathon Zabbix Innova Challenge
Zabbix Team and organization team at Zabbix Innova Challenge

Next Steps for Zabbix in the region

Zabbix’s expansion and operation plans in Mexico continue to move forward.

Luciano Alves, CEO of Zabbix in Latin America, had this to say

Mexico represents a significant market that benefits from Zabbix but is not yet using the tool to its full potential. Our goal is to support the region’s companies in technology sustainability.

With our presence in the region plus the actions of our official partners, we expect our business in the region to grow along with other open-source initiatives. 

Find the Zabbix Community at the Zabbix Conference Latam 2024

In addition to the Mexico office and the Zabbix Mexico Community group on Telegram, Zabbix has had official operations in our Brazil office since 2020. Zabbix Brazil is responsible for a wide variety of events, including the Zabbix Conference Latam – the biggest event on Zabbix and monitoring in the region! 

Representatives from the entire Zabbix Community in Brazil and neighboring countries will be present at the event, sharing use cases and educational presentations on our favorite topic. 

Check out the updated event page and sign up today! 

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