Much of OSGi 4.2 is concerned with addressing the needs of OSGi in the Enterpise. In particular, it includes 'Distributed OSGi' which defines a powerful, pluggable, approach to accessing remote services using OSGi, and as such is an excellent foundation for the development of OSGi based distributed systems. Paremus has been building real world OSGi based distributed systems for several years and has a strong grasp of the broader issues surrounding the use of OSGi in this context. These include application provisioning and lifecycle management, coping with failure, and the avoidance of debilitating complexity. This poster will look at distributed OSGi in this broader context, illustrating the potential and pitfalls of the world which OSGi 4.2 will enable, and will highlight the approach taken and lessons learned by Paremus.