Archive for October, 2009

Shall I dress up for Halloween?

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Still trying to decide.
Went to Sharks game last night in hospitality suite – nice. Thanks Jim and Brian.
Man U game on TV in a few hours (that’s my treadmill time….I need it!)
An incredibly exciting Nimsoft week just completed – I’ve got to temper the workload though, I could be working 16 hour days right now and still not get it all done.
We’ve got to get more people hired. Anyone???

Nimsoft MSP already delivering Google email monitoring to their client

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Less than 2 weeks after launch, and already customers are utilizing our new Cloud and SAAS probes (they are free right now to existing customers).

Just got off the phone with someone in the UK who explained how a Managed Service Provider had already deployed the Google Mail probe for one of their customers, updated their Nimsoft portal and now is looking at others. The MSP’s customer is “loving it”.

Nice article from The451 on Nimsoft…"It's fair to say that it's a bit ahead of that pack…"

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Nimsoft is putting a pretty significant stake in the ground for cloud management in this release. It’s so far the most comprehensive offering we’ve come across for monitoring public and private cloud environments. While the true market for this technology has not really arrived yet (beyond managing virtual servers in context of physical servers, which many vendors support), Nimsoft figures to be well positioned for when it does. In the meantime, the company appears to be back on a strong growth trajectory and continues to aggressively court, and win, new business from service providers. Nimsoft continues to burnish its credentials as a Big Four alternative.

Nimsoft continues to position itself as an alternative to the Big Four IT management framework vendors: BMC, CA Inc, HP and IBM. It’s fair to say that it’s a bit ahead of that pack with this announcement, especially when it comes to monitoring public cloud and SaaS environments, as well as internal virtualized server environments.

Full report can be accessed here451 -Nimsoft – Market Development – 27 October 2009

Unsolicited email received from a F500 client today – this is why I love this job

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Hi Gary,

We haven’t spoken before so please let me introduce myself. My name is xxx and I have been working to roll out Nimsoft’s products for xxxx.

I am really writing this email to you to compliment you on your staff, in particular xxx who has been an invaluable source of information and help during the implementation.

We have now been live for 3 weeks and things seem to be going very well and it has been very well received by all staff involved

Kind Regards

Caught out by Daylight Savings Time again

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Aggh. Got up at 6am today just so that I could watch Liverpool vs Man Utd live but realized it started an hour later. Yep….Europe put their clocks back today and the US doesn’t do the same for another week.

Now, I’m not one to whine but…..seriously guys, after all these years, why can we not co-ordinate this? (Although it has got better because I’m sure I remember from my younger years that the UK and the rest of europe were not co-ordinated.)

Can you imagine it….a representative from each country sitting in a big room trying to argue the date that the clocks change. After hours and hours of arguing they cannot reach agreement and so the Europeans go with their date and the Americans go with a date a week later.

Funny how we cannot solve tiny little things (probably because nobody in the world cares apart from me, sitting here waiting for the game to start).

PS I read that Beach Balls are banned from Anfield this afternoon after their “beach gift set” sold out to Utd fans who I’m sure were going to have some fun….

Weekend please…

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Too much good news for one week. Need to relax

Nimsoft….Day One support for Windows 7

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009


World's Largest Web Hosting Provider Chooses Nimsoft for Monitoring

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

1&1 Selects Nimsoft to Monitor Tens of Thousands of Servers

Redwood City, Calif. – October 21, 2009 – Nimsoft, the first provider of Unified Monitoring™ solutions, today announced that Web hosting provider 1&1 Internet has selected the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS) for monitoring its entire server infrastructure.

With about 1.2 billion Euros in revenues, 8 million customers, and 10 million domains being managed, 1&1 is the largest Web hosting provider in the world. In order to deliver its portfolio of shared and dedicated hosting, ISP, and new cloud computing services, 1&1 needs to manage a vast infrastructure that includes more than 65,000 servers.


Wow – we're on TV

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Love it!

Unified Monitoring by Nimsoft has arrived

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Today is the day. Today is the day that “innovation” has returned to the IT Monitoring industry. Today is the first day of the future of monitoring solutions.

Over the last 6 weeks or so, I have spoken to about 50-60 customers about Unified Monitoring and the things that we are delivering. The feedback has been tremendous; our customers love what we are doing and they all see that this is the way of the future.

Last week I presented to the Global CIO of a major financial institution. When I talked about Unified Monitoring and I showed him what we could deliver, he said that this was “exactly where his IT department needed to go”. I then revealed a couple of the pieces that we are not yet talking about publicly (of course….there are tons and tons more capabilities coming that we have not yet announced), and he was ecstatic.

This is it everyone. This is where Nimsoft, already growing at an incredible pace, becomes the new thought leader. This is where our customers will be smiling from ear to ear with the pace at which Nimsoft is moving and the value that we’re providing. And this is where our competitors will be in emergency meetings today trying to figure out how they can respond to our products with marketing powerpoints and FUD.

Welcome to the future….enjoy the ride. See you on the webinar in 28 minutes…