Nimsoft Taps 31 Partners for New Unified Monitoring Alliance

Launches partner program for service providers, solution providers and technology developers.

November 17, 2009
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D.H. Kass

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Nimsoft Inc., a platform provider for managed services, said 31 charter members have joined its new alliance framed on a technology initiative it rolled out last month that allows customers to monitor both internal and external applications and systems in one view.

Included in the association, called the Unified Monitoring Alliance, are providers of managed, hosted and cloud-based services and developers, all of which are linked by offering product and service enhancements and extensions to the vendor’s monitoring platform.

Through the alliance, customers can benchmark offerings from different vendors and assess partners’ performance, company officials said.

Last month, Nimsoft rolled out its Unified Monitoring Initiative, the basis for the alliance, that allows customers to view and monitor resources beyond the data center to hosted, cloud and SaaS-based applications. Customers can view their entire IT infrastructure, improving their ability to evaluate service delivery and resource allocation.

To demonstrate its technology, Nimsoft created a free portal at unifiedmonitoring.com that displays the current status on one screen of its internal data center and cloud and SaaS providers including Salesforce.com, Amazon Web Services, Google Apps and Rackspace Cloud.

“The alliance not only expands opportunities for growth and collaborative innovation for our partners, but also effectively increases the breadth and depth of the systems monitoring and management solutions that Nimsoft offers to its customers,” said Gary Read, Nimsoft president and chief executive.

“We expect the ability to co-market complementary third-party solutions and promote service providers that are powered by Nimsoft will accelerate the growth of our global ecosystem to multiple billion of dollars over the next two to three years.”

Nimsoft currently pegs its technology ecosystem for unified monitoring at about $500 million worldwide.

Three partner categories in alliance program

The vendor has grouped alliance members into three categories, namely, service providers, solution partners and technology development partners. Nimsoft provides members with co-marketing materials and services and a listing in the vendor’s solutions directory.

Alliance members may elect to operate as multiple partner types at one time.

Service providers deliver managed, hosted, cloud-based and other services monitored by Nimsoft’s solution. Solution partners typically are ISVs and SaaS providers. Technology developers build data collection probes to extend the types of objects monitored by the Nimsoft solution.

Among the service provider charter members are Ingram Micro Inc.’s Seismic division, Rackspace and CDW. Included in the set of solution partners are AutoTask and ConnectWise. The technology developer charter members are InTeliNet and Agentil.

All three categories of partners pay an initial program fee of $1,000 and an annual renewal fee of the same amount. Fees are waived for the first two years of membership for partners joining the alliance by December 31st of this year.

Additional charter service provider members include Alvaka, Atrion, BSG, Data Electronics, ENKI, FusionStorm, IT Authorities, Longview, MicroMenders, PHNS, NetEnrich and Thomas Duryea.

Charter solution partners include Acentix, Attention Soft, BigFix, geoXMF, Plixer, Sanfir, Service-Now, Sensatronics, Shavlik, Stratavia, VaultLogix and Wendia.

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