Tuesday, March 9, 2010

CA to Acquire Nimsoft for $350 Million

CA agreed to acquire privately-held Nimsoft, a provider of IT performance and availability monitoring solutions, in an all-cash transaction valued at $350 million.

Nimsoft has developed monitoring and reporting solutions for public cloud and on-demand offerings like Google Apps for Business, The Rackspace Cloud, Amazon Web Services and EC2, Salesforce.com, as well as internal applications, databases, and physical and virtual server environments.

The Nimsoft Unified Monitoring solution allows managed service providers (MSPs) to gain visibility into the performance and availability of their customers' business applications across both internal and external IT infrastructures.

CA said the Nimsoft acquisition significantly extends its ability to meet the unique IT management needs of emerging enterprises and MSPs, both of which are playing leading roles in the growth of cloud computing.

The deal follows CA's recent acquisitions of Cassatt, NetQoS and Oblicore and the planned acquisition of 3Tera.

Nimsoft is based in Redwood City, California.

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