Centreon (formerly operating as Merethis), is a privately-held software and services company.  It develops industry-standard open source software for comprehensive monitoring of enterprise network performance and IT systems.  Founded as Oreon by Romain Le Merlus and Julien Mathis in 2003, the company has grown into a well-established provider based on an open core model with robust commercial software solutions.

Today, the Centreon software suite is the natural choice for hundreds of global multinationals and small to medium businesses alike, counting more than 100,000 users.  The success of Centreon’s software evolution has created its own following of international proportions, made up of loyal users, customers and partners.

Many ITOM (IT operations management) stakeholders who swore by the unlimited flexibility and potential of open source standards, including that of Nagios, have migrated and become happy users of Centreon for the same reason … and much more. Centreon maintains its undying passion for open source innovation, but has also gone above and beyond to make its solutions easier to install and even easier to configure and adapt, complete with user-friendly graphic interface, mapping and reporting.

Understanding that open source may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Centreon also delivers industrial-grade support, professional services and training, backed by top-notch engineering expertise and continuous investments into software R&D.

Histoire Centreon

Romain Le Merlus

Co-founder, President & Managing Director

Graduated from EPITECH, Romain Le Merlus started his carrier with Localeo where he led software development projects centred on Web technology.

Very early on, he got involved in the co-development of the solution that would eventually evolve and fork out to become Centreon’s flagship software suite.  In 2005, fresh from experience gained working in dynamic small structures, he decided to start a company with schoolmate, Julien Mathis, calling it Merethis as a combination of both their names.

Romain’s leadership, operational and people skills, combined with his keen insight into customer needs makes him a natural in driving the business dimension of Centreon. As Centreon’s energetic managing director, he is the force behind the company’s steady growth, delivering commercially-viable monitoring solutions that make a difference to the customer’s business.

Julien Mathis

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Also a graduate of EPITECH, Julien Mathis led diverse consulting projects in 2003, including those for an industrial French association representing the infrastructure safeguards of financial assets and market bodies (Association Française des Professionnels des Titres). Being a fan of the open source environment, he earned his spurs in the monitoring field from the set up of an infrastructure monitoring solution based on Nagios for the French Banking Federation.

As a result of this experience, he learnt to appreciate the critical necessity and role of visible and timely high-performance IT infrastructure and systems monitoring to proactively manage operational impact.  This led to the co-development partnership with Romain and their eventual business partnership in setting up Merethis in 2005.

Julien naturally assumed the responsibility of technical software design and development, becoming Centreon’s CTO and biggest community champion. His field and technical expertise serve to lead more than a dozen R&D software engineers in constant innovation and improvements, using the Agile and Scrum methodology.