CA To Buy Nimsoft

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  • John McCormick
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  • March 11 2010, 11:15am EST
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CA’s buying spree of cloud-computing companies continues.

The company said this week that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nimsoft, a privately-held vendor of IT performance and availability monitoring systems. The all-cash transaction is valued at $350 million.

The move follows CA’s recent acquisitions of a number of cloud-computing-management-related companies -- Cassatt, NetQoS and Oblicore -- and its planned acquisition of 3Tera, which offers a system that’s designed to help organization build cloud services and deploy enterprise application in private and public clouds

Nimsoft has monitoring and reporting packages for public cloud and on-demand offerings such as Google App 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 company, which has 120 employees, was named Nimbus Software until it changed its name to Nimsoft in 2004.

Nimsoft says it has about 800 customers, including Amway Corporation, Barclays Capital, Casual Male, as well as a number of hosting, cloud and managed service providers (MSPs) such as 1&1, CDW, Hitachi, and Rackspace. 

“With our planned acquisition of Nimsoft, CA will be equipped to capture several important growth market segments—including emerging enterprises, emerging national economies, and the MSPs who are providing these customers with IT management services via the cloud,” said Chris O’Malley, executive vice president of CA’s cloud products and solutions business, in a statement announcing the agreement. “Penetration of these markets will further expand our global leadership in IT management and complement our existing strength with large enterprise customers.”

The companies expect the deal to close by the end of CA’s fourth fiscal quarter, which ends March 31.

 

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