Data Center Links: VMware, Active Power, IO, Nimsoft

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Here’s our review of today’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:

VMware to acquire Log Insight.  Privately-held Pattern Insight announced an agreement with VMware (VMW) to sell its Log Insight product, together with its team and technology.  Log Insight is an analytics and log management platform that has the ability to analyze large amounts of machine-generated data in real time and is used for operational analytics in traditional data center and cloud environments.

Stanford selects Active Power.  Active Power (ACPW) announced that Stanford University will deploy nearly three megawatts of Active Power’s high efficiency CleanSource UPS systems at its new Stanford Research Computing Facility (SRCF) in Stanford, California. The efficient 415 volt systems will be delivered in late fourth quarter of 2012 with installation slated for the third quarter of 2013. “One of the inherent benefits of our patented UPS technology is its industry leading energy efficiency,” said Doug Milner, president and CEO, at Active Power. “This efficiency translates into a tangible economic benefit as it lowers energy costs which directly impact the customer’s bottom line without sacrificing performance. A viable, sustainable product delivered at an overall financial advantage makes for a very compelling offering in today’s marketplace.”

IO announces IO.OS for smart phones.  IO announced its IO.OS, the secure data center infrastructure operating system, now supports Apple iPhones and Android smartphones. Using IO.OS, C-Suite executives, business application owners and IT personnel can securely monitor their entire data center infrastructure. “IO.OS has transformed the data center view by allowing users to see all critical points of their infrastructure with the iPhone and Android devices they use every day to operate at maximum efficiency,” said Kevin Malik, IO.OS General Manager and CIO. “Enterprise users can securely view current status, measurements and historical trend graphs on their smartphones with the ability to drill down on multiple physical locations and thousands of devices from one screen.”

Nimsoft Adds Local Versions of Service Desk.  Nimsoft announced that it is responding to growing European demand for its IT Management-as-a-Service (ITMaaS) solutions with French and German versions of Nimsoft Service Desk. European companies are embracing the Nimsoft ITMaaS model as a way of reducing costs, increasing business agility and allocating a larger percentage of IT resources to strategic projects. “Nimsoft Service Desk is a powerful, highly configurable trouble-ticket management solution that dramatically improves collaboration across multiple IT functions for solving problems and preventing them from happening again,” said Mara M. Carrasco, sales director at StorGLEY, a managed service provider in Spain which also uses Nimsoft Monitor. “By delivering such a powerful solution as an on-demand service, Nimsoft Service Desk enables us to quickly and cost-effectively improve our clients’ IT operations in ways that directly impact business performance.”

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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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