CA Technologies has released a new version of its Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM) software, the artist formerly known as Nimsoft Monitor. Release 8.0 includes more advanced analytics, alerting and cloud monitoring capabilities.
CA has added support for more Amazon cloud services, including its Relational Database Services, Elastic Block Store, ElastiCache and Simple Queue Services (SQS). UIM now also supports custom cloud monitoring metrics within Amazon Web Services for optimization of AWS-based applications and infrastructure.
Enhanced analytics in CA UIM aim to help companies handle performance issues before they make an impact. “Time to threshold” calculates and identifies threats to performance to provide early warnings. “Time over threshold” identifies real and persistent performance issues that need to be addressed.
CA's Unified Infrastructure Management Snap (formerly CA Nimsoft Monitor Snap) also has new features, including time-to-threshold analytics, historical alarm views and enhanced reporting.
CA acquired Nimsoft in 2010. During that time, the company went on a cloud-spending spree to jumpstart its cloud business, also acquiring Cassatt, NetQoS, Oblicore, and 3Tera for its virtual private data center creation tools (which was initially called grid computing).
Nimsoft has found a home within UIM and the larger infrastructure management picture that CA is painting. CA can monitor both inside (DCIM) and outside the data center (UIM), competing in two fields of play – DCIM providers don’t always extend monitoring to cloud and cloud monitoring rarely extends to DCIM levels of facilities management. CA has both.