Nimsoft Enhances VMWare Support

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2007-06-26 Print this article Print

The expanded support will allow MSPs who rely on NimBus to get more detailed reports.

Nimsoft has taken advantage of new application programming interfaces from VMWare, enhancing its monitoring support for the virtualization vendors software. The new APIs from VMWare, available in the most recent release of the software, allow administrators to extract more information than previously about the health of the software and applications, said Ken Vanderweel, marketing director at the Burlingame, Calif.-based company. Nimsoft said about 25 percent of its customers are MSPs that buy its service monitoring level software to help manage and monitor their clients software.
"Many of our MSP customers have invested their server infrastructure on virtual platforms such as VMWare," said Vanderweel. "VMWare is the top technology right now for building out that virtual server environment."
Nimsofts NimBus software enables monitoring of the virtualization technology itself and also of the business applications that run on those virtual machines, he said. In addition, NimBus monitors these within the context of service level agreements, Vanderweel added. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis about productivity and business solutions.
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel