Nimsoft Expands Unified Monitoring Coverage, Enhances Management Interface

Provides visibility into power, Google Apps, Google AppEngine, Rackspace

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Nimsoft has enhanced Nimsoft Unified Monitoring architecture that enable customers to better monitor and manage critical business applications across all types of infrastructure -- from the data center to the cloud -- including SaaS, hosted and virtualized environments. The main enhancements include a Unified Monitoring Portal that provides role-based, customizable Web 2.0 dashboards and reporting and expanded resource coverage that enables the Nimsoft Unified Monitoring solutions to gather monitoring data from more than 100 systems, devices, and services -- including Google’s cloud-based applications and Rackspace cloud offerings.

With the release of the Unified Monitoring Portal, customers gain a comprehensive, intuitive, Web-based interface. Customers can instrument and view the monitoring of their entire internal data center, and all their internal and external cloud-based services. By using industry-standard portal and portlet technology, the Unified Monitoring Portal provides access to Nimsoft information, along with information and the GUI from third parties that have written to those standards. Customers will have the ability to customize the portal as their needs and IT roles dictate.

The expanded monitoring coverage is delivered in three new offerings:

  • Power Monitor enables users to monitor data center power efficiency and UPS status through a single dashboard. The solution provides insights into the cost and availability of power, which has become a critical consideration as IT seeks to meet volatile business demand with constrained resources in virtualized environments. This solution monitors specific SNMP values from uninterruptible power supplies, power distribution units, and automatic transfer switches for APC devices. Support for other power unit manufacturers’ devices will be added over time.

  • GoogleAppEngine and GoogleApps monitoring enables users to monitor Google’s cloud-based applications. Administrators can monitor domain performance of Google Apps and the status of the Google AppEngine application.

  • Rackspace cloud monitoring enables users to monitor infrastructure that they obtain as a service from Rackspace. Nimsoft monitors Rackspace Cloud Servers and Cloud Files (storage) that are integrated with the Limelight content delivery network (CDN). As a result, Nimsoft customers who use Rackspace can measure the performance of their cloud computing infrastructure -- including server usage, deployment efficiencies, latencies, disk usage, file upload/download bandwidths, and even the real-time cost of cloud resources -- in an integrated manner with their other resources.

These new offerings augment the comprehensive monitoring coverage of Nimsoft Unified Monitoring solutions, which can monitor core enterprise assets -- including networks, databases, applications, and virtualized environments.

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