A look at one of the dashboards for Nimsoft NMS Monitoring.

Nimsoft Tool Offers ‘Unified Monitoring’

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A look at the dashboard for Nimsoft NMS Unified Monitoring.

A look at the dashboard for Nimsoft NMS Unified Monitoring.

NimsoftThe era of unified monitoring has begun. 10/20/2009.”That was the slogan on a t-shirt at the Gartner ITxpo Tuesday from Nimsoft, which announced Tuesday that its Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS) now provides real-time monitoring of cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service applications alongsides virtualized in-house data center operations.

The enhanced monitoring allows customers to gain complete visibility over their entire IT infrastructure, monitoring both internal and external environments. Cloud and SaaS probes monitor and benchmark Google Apps, Rackspace Cloud, Amazon Web Services and EC2, Salesforce.com and other services.  A complete API is available to both customers and third party developers to enable extensions to NMS. 

“IT operations vendors need to help enable this adoption by developing enhanced solutions that blur the edges between the traditional data center and outsourced services,” said Davi Williams, Vice President of Research at Gartner Group. “In particular, IT monitoring products need to show flexibility and scalability in their data collection capabilities together with the ability to correlate infrastructure problems to service level agreements.”

Rackspace, 1&1 Among Customers
NMS solutions are deployed at nearly 1,000 customers including CDW, Amway, Barclays, 1&1 Internet, Hitachi and Rackspace.

More than 100 reports are included out of the box in the Nimsoft Unified Reporter.  Virtualization probes provide insight for all major virtualization platforms and enables users to monitor and optimize the performance off all applications and resources running on virtual servers.  Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Topology Manager give deep discovery and both virtual and physical topology views of the network.

The Nimsoft Unified Monitoring web page has customer and analyst quotes, a white paper to learn the business challenges and benefits behind Unified Monitoring and a link to the free online demonstration — unifiedmonitoring.com

Nimsoft is a privately held company based in Redwood City, California. On Oct. 13 Nimsoft reported third quarter results, led by a 120% increase in new bookings.

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John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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