Nimsoft Delivers New Tool for Rackspace Cloud Monitoring

Free Download Provides Rich Visibility Into Hosted Servers

Dec 09, 2010, 08:00 ET from CA Technologies

CAMPBELL, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nimsoft today announced the availability of Nimsoft Cloud Monitor, a new tool for monitoring Rackspace cloud-based servers.

Nimsoft leveraged its extensive experience with cloud hosting and collaborated with Rackspace to develop this new tool -- which enables customers to track usage, performance and availability of cloud-based servers hosted by Rackspace.

"Cloud-based hosting services are gaining increased adoption because of the cost and flexibility advantages they provide," said Dennis Callaghan, senior analyst, enterprise software at The 451 Group. "The more organizations are able to integrate performance and availability monitoring of cloud infrastructure services with monitoring of the rest of their IT environments, the better equipped they'll be to maximize the benefits -- as well as the overall performance and availability -- of the cloud services they use."

Nimsoft Cloud Monitor complements the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS), which enables organizations to monitor and manage a wide range of diverse applications and services, from the data center to the cloud, with a single easy-to-deploy solution.

"Organizations running applications on the server infrastructure hosted by Rackspace need to continually verify that those servers are performing optimally and pro-actively head off any problems that could potentially impact service levels," said Gary Read, Nimsoft CEO. "With our complimentary Nimsoft Cloud Monitor tool, administrators gain this essential visibility into their cloud infrastructure -- while still enjoying all the economic and operational benefits of Rackspace hosting."

Nimsoft Cloud Monitor offers a broad range of useful capabilities, including:

  • Intuitive, customizable dashboards display key performance metrics, including server bandwidth, disk space, number of bytes in storage accounts, and more. 
  • Configurable alarms notify users when problems or potential performance-degrading issues occur. 
  • Resource usage monitoring provides current and historical utilization metrics so users can better understand and control on-going Rackspace cloud costs.
  • Performance monitoring delivers specific metrics and vital insights into the responsiveness of servers and the overall infrastructure.

Nimsoft Cloud Monitor is available via complimentary download at  The Nimsoft Cloud Monitor will be licensed on a no-charge basis for a limited time and the license will terminate upon the conclusion of the free period; additional terms and restrictions apply.  The software requires an active Rackspace account to operate and the Nimsoft license does not include any Rackspace services or third party systems required to operate the software.  This offer made to end users located in the United States only.


About Nimsoft

Nimsoft provides Unified Monitoring solutions for virtualized data centers, hosted and managed services, cloud platforms, and SaaS resources. The Nimsoft Unified Monitoring architecture eliminates the need to deploy a new monitoring solution for outsourced services, public or private clouds, or SaaS implementations. Over 1,000 customers use Nimsoft Unified Monitoring solutions, including hundreds of leading hosting, cloud and managed service providers such as 1&1, BlueLock, CDW, Hitachi, QTS, Rackspace, SoftLayer and Troubadour. For more information, visit or to see Nimsoft Unified Monitoring in action, visit the Nimsoft public portal at

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