Nimsoft takes another step forward in cloud monitoring

The initial release will cover the Amazon cloud and Rackspace, but Read said the company is taking measurements on Salesforce.com and has plans to expand to Microsoft and Google cloud offerings.

Nimsoft, which specializes in monitoring tools for data centers, is entering the cloud market.

CEO Gary Read said that, as of today, all the company's performance monitors will become available for external environments, meaning they can deal with hosted providers, managed services, SaaS or clouds.

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"The computing infrastructure of the future will no longer be hosted internally by the customer, but customers will have a combination of internal and external resources. They'll want to see the performance and service across that entire environment."

The initial release will cover the Amazon cloud and Rackspace, but Read said the company is taking measurements on Salesforce.com and has plans to expand to Microsoft and Google cloud offerings.

Read insisted this is not like those "cloud weather reports" we wrote about last year. <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } -->

"You haven't been able to monitor a single customer's usage, and you haven't been able to pull all the different threads, and combine that with an internal environment, into a single integrated view of the service delivery.

That's the big play. It's not about one provider. It's about pulling all the threads together, because everything then becomes part of the same fabric of service delivery."

Read said that, for cloud vendors, his move and that of his competitors will help in cloud adoption and make clouds common parts of computing infrastructure.

The company will be hosting a Web conference on its site today to discuss the new release and new direction. I wonder if the name "rainbow" is taken?

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