Archive for August, 2009

Black Eyed Peas last weekend

Monday, August 31st, 2009

I took my 9-year old son to his first concert this weekend – he wanted to go to the Black Eyed Peas who happened to be playing at the Outsidelands festival in San Francisco on Saturday.

We had a lot of fun – it’s an amazing experience going to your first concert and he loved it. Have to admit – so did I.

Couple of weeks time I’m taking his twin sister to her first concert….Miley Cyrus. Probably a little lighter language at that one.

It’s a good way to end the summer – kids went back to school last week. Summer seemed to go so fast this year.

Two new customer wins today including another big win against IBM Tivoli

Monday, August 31st, 2009

After coming off one of the most successful weeks in our history, the momentum has continued with two brand new customer wins today – and while last week was about MSPs and hosting providers, both of today’s customers were end user enterprise customers.

In one case we were up against IBM in one of the hottest companies around that’s growing like crazy and dominating their market. We are soooooo pleased to win this business – we love being associated with incredible brands like this and as everyone internally knows, there were some personal reasons that made this win even more satisfying for me.

And, tomorrow we announce that Phil LaForge is joining Nimsoft to run our Managed Services business unit. Just to clarify, this is not Nimsoft delivering Managed Services or becoming a MSP, but instead its to ensure that we continue to grow our business with MSP, Cloud Providers, Hosting Providers etc by delivering the products that they need with the correct terms.

Phil spent many years at Berbee, then CDW growing their hosting and Managed Services business at a rapid pace with great margins. I’m sure he’s going to be very helpful to our MSP customers in helping them grow.

And, finally, congrats to Anthony, our newest recruit….can’t wait to have you start.

Nimsoft and Ingram Micro – the news is out…

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Now everyone will know why I’ve been so excited this week. See below for the extract from the press release being issued Monday. It’s already been picked up by two press outlets….

Take a look at the MSPmentor coverage here
And the ChannelWeb news here

This is HUGE! Nimsoft is already seeing massive growth and adoption in Managed Service and Hosting providers. Our product is simply untouchable in mid to large MSPs, as it is in mid to large Enterprise customers as well.

With the Ingram Micro Seismic team now having the ability to sell Nimsoft to their huge portfolio of VARs and MSPs….well, you can figure out the impact for yourselves.

Nimsoft Selected by Ingram Micro Seismic for Use in Larger, More Complex IT Infrastructures

Nimsoft Monitoring Solution Chosen by World’s Largest IT Distributor to Support Managed Service Providers Selling to Mid and Large Enterprises

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 31, 2009 – Nimsoft, the “Big 4” alternative for IT performance and availability monitoring solutions, today announced that Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) will be featuring the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS) in its Seismic managed services offering, equipping medium and large VARs and MSPs with the robust monitoring capabilities they need to grow their businesses.

Click on www.nimsoft.com on Monday for the full release

And…this is only the beginning – we’ve got more huge news coming soon.

Huge hosting provider selects Nimsoft

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Anyone remember the TV program, That Was The Week That Was….or TW3 for short? Neither do I (too young) but it’s a cool name.

Nimsoft has had a huge week. We were just awarded the contract at a huge hosting provider to be the monitoring platform of choice for their entire server estate – replacing an in house solution developed on top of Nagios

We’ll be able to reveal the name in about 4-6 weeks after we work to get PR approval from the customer.

We announce this coming Monday a major new partnership that’s a game changer in the Managed Service Provider space – seriously excited about that one.

And, we are expecting a number more prestigous new customers next week.

When Gartner said we’d “separated ourselves from the pack” they got it spot on. It’s a little humbling with Nimsoft having so much success while the economy, and with it so many software companies, are struggling.

But, it is also reward. Reward for always putting the customer first, for years and years of hard work and dedication by the team and for simply delivering such a high level of customer satisfaction.

Gotta go – plane taking off…..

WSJ blog categorizes Nimsoft as a "hot company"

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

A bit of poetic license from me but take a look at the this article in the WSJ. All about how long it takes startup software companies to achieve $50m in annual revenue. It took Oracle 10 years, Microsoft 8 year and in general, “hot companies” achieve it in between 7 and 12 years.

By that measure, assuming that Nimsoft in its current form was founded in 2001/2, then we will definitely be in “hot company” category and we’ll be on a trajectory similar Microsoft and Oracle….nice!

Full article here….really interesting.

Big week for Nimsoft

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Finally arrived in London after lots of plane delays. Had a great afternoon so far and it keeps getting better.

We welcomed another new MSP today – and it’s a big one – a really big one. So pleased that they’ve selected Nimsoft to move all their existng customers over to and help them propel business growth.

We’re expecting another very large customer tomorrow and we’re busy doing sales training for a couple of days in Europe this week.

Business is going so well. Nimsoft is rapidly becoming a de-facto standard. Nobody else offers the quality, breadth, scalability of product with incredible support. Nobody!!!

Thomas Duryea – another new Managed Service customer for Nimsoft

Monday, August 24th, 2009

We issued this press release today…..

Thomas Duryea Consulting Incorporates Nimsoft into Its Managed Services Suite

Award-winning MSP enhances monitoring capabilities in virtualized environments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. –August 24, 2009 – Nimsoft, Inc., the Big 4 alternative for IT performance and availability monitoring solutions, today announced that Thomas Duryea Consulting, a leading Australian IT infrastructure solutions and services company, has selected the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS) to monitor and manage its IT managed services portfolio. As an integrated component of Thomas Duryea’s Services Suite, Nimsoft dramatically improves scalability and support for the real-time management of high-volume, high-transaction IT infrastructures.

Thomas Duryea, listed in the Australian BRW Fast 100, prides itself on the ability to recognize and rapidly capitalize on opportunities in leading edge technology while competitors continue to evaluate. Early adoption and growth in virtualization is testament to this and a key strength for Thomas Duryea, which was recently awarded the Australian VMware partner of the year. When the time came to enhance its monitoring capabilities, it was important to find a solution partner with the same focus on leading technology. With existing tools based on open source, the company also sought a commercially available solution that would allow its engineers to focus on customers rather than supporting open source products.

For more….see the full release here

Customer saves $1.6m with Nimsoft versus Net-eye-who

Friday, August 21st, 2009

A large outsourcing customer of ours just published an internal newsletter showing how they are saving over $1.6m annually by replacing a competitor with Nimsoft. Wanna find out how much we can save for your company?

And of course, Nimsoft is offering absolute top quality support and product for this company as well….unlike others.

Also, congratulations to the New England based provider of Managed Services that became our newest customer yesterday – we are really looking forward to the value we can help drive in to your business.

And finally for today, we’re about to sign a very large, industry changing relationship today…we’ll announce it within a couple of weeks….promise!

Anyone else feel the momentum?

Gartner Magic Quadrant, new customers signing all the time, strategic partnerships, incredible customer satisfaction and a product that is clearly the PREMIUM product but at a TCO that is saving customers millions. All delivered by a company that is profitable and growing.

This is an incredible time to be part of the Nimsoft story….it will only get better.

Another customer rejects HP and IBM to go with Nimsoft

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

IT Authorities Enhances Services and Increases Deal Size with Nimsoft

Monitoring Sophistication Enables Managed Services Provider to Serve Larger Clients, Deliver More Value

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 17, 2009 – Nimsoft, the alternative to Big 4 IT performance and availability monitoring solutions, today announced that IT Authorities has selected the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS) as their monitoring standard. With Nimsoft, IT Authorities is poised to serve larger, more complex accounts and offer unparalleled value to clients.

IT Authorities is a national managed services provider (MSP) that offers comprehensive, end-to-end management of client’s IT infrastructures, from an end user’s laptop to complex servers. In its effort to deliver increased value to clients and serve larger customers, IT Authorities looked to enhance the sophistication of its monitoring capabilities. The company evaluated a number of solutions, including HP OpenView and IBM Tivoli, and ultimately chose Nimsoft.

More in the full release available tomorrow…

Dell Silverback customers….are they ending support for your appliance??

Friday, August 14th, 2009

We’ve already had multiple Dell Silverback customers move to Nimsoft. It seems as though Dell has announced that they are dropping support for the Silverback appliance to be deployed at the Managed Service Provider location and now, the only way to offer managed services is direct from Dell’s own data centers.

Does anyone remember when Dell acquired Silverback? All the comments from Dell about how they were going to be channel friendly, they really wanted the MSPs, they were doing away with their “direct only” approach of the past.

Yeah right….

Anyhow, Nimsoft is offering special terms for Silverback customers to try to ease the pain that is being inflicted upon you. We already have multiple MSPs that have made the move and are happy to be reference accounts for you.

Call us! or email me directly at garyread@nimsoft.com – you will LOVE what we have