Nimsoft Monitor Certified for VCE Vblock
April 20th, 2012 By: John Rath
Nimsoft announced that Nimsoft Monitor has attained the VCE Vblock Ready certification. This enables users to leverage Nimsoft IT Management-as-a-Service capabilities to gain full visibility into their Vblock infrastructure — along with the rest of their cloud and non-cloud environments.
VCE was formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel with the goal of developing converged infrastructure and cloud computing models. The Vblock platform presents a prepackaged, integrated IT offering.
The Nimsoft Monitor solution monitors the Vblock Infrastructure Platform as a whole, which lets enterprises and service providers to quickly discover and address the root causes of issues that can adversely affect critical IT services. A growing number of partners and customers―including HCL, MSN Communications, and MTI Technology Europe―have chosen Nimsoft Monitor to simplify and optimize management of Vblock Infrastructure Platforms deployments.
“Vblock Infrastructure Platforms offer the ability to substantially drive down technology ownership costs while dramatically improving technology value,” said Mark Frost, general manager, Nimsoft Solutions Group. “Nimsoft is helping customers spearhead the cloud infrastructure revolution with SaaS monitoring functionality that is ideally suited for today’s relentlessly changing IT monitoring requirements.”
Unified monitoring architecture
As a part of Nimsoft Unified Manager the Monitor product utilizes a multi-tenant, flexible and dynamic unified monitoring architecture, where IT staff members can transfer the monitoring of Vblock platform environments to one or more clients at any time through a single interface―without disruption or loss of data.Vblock monitoring helps by reducing downtime with proactive problem notification, intelligent event correlation, root-cause analysis for performance and availability problems, integrated monitoring of a Vblock’s platform’s resources with other cloud or traditional resources, and improving Vblock platform resource allocation with automatic notification of free or under-utilized resources.
“During this certification process, capabilities were deployed and validated against an extensive checklist,” Nimsoft’s Stephen Smith notes. “Over the course of the certification, the entire array of the solution’s Vblock capabilities were tested, including monitoring of Cisco UCS, EMC CLARiiON, network interfaces, VMware and more.”
Peer 1 selects Nimsoft
Nimsoft announced that PEER 1 Hosting, has deployed Nimsoft Unified Manager to provide its customers with comprehensive, effective and cost-efficient monitoring capabilities. Nimsoft Unified Manager is a multi-tenant IT Management-as-a-Service solution that combines infrastructure monitoring and ready-to-use ITIL-based service management capabilities. In the coming months, PEER 1 Hosting plans to make Nimsoft Unified Manager available for 8,500 customers. All customers will have the ability to upgrade the basic service to an advanced service that offers even greater flexibility to customize monitoring of applications, systems and network devices.
“Our mission is to enable our customers to focus on business value, rather than on fixing infrastructure problems,” said Tim Varma, Vice President of Product Development at PEER1 Hosting. “Nimsoft Unified Manager helps us achieve this mission by empowering us to quickly identify, report and prioritize issues so we can more easily and cost-effectively fulfill our customer SLAs—and more clearly prove the value we add.”