SOURCE: Nimsoft Inc.

Nimsoft Inc.

October 20, 2009 06:01 ET

Live at Cloud vs. Hosted vs. Datacentre, SaaS vs. On Premise

Which Services Deliver, Which Fall Short? Nimsoft Invites You to Judge for Yourself

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - Nimsoft, the first provider of Unified Monitoring™ solutions, today announced the availability of the beta version of, a public service Web portal that allows organisations to objectively evaluate the performance and availability of leading cloud, hosted and SaaS services. has aggregated status feeds for the leading cloud and SaaS providers on the site, providing prospective users with real-time visibility into the availability and performance of these IT resources. The portal also provides historical data and benchmarks that can be used to evaluate performance over time. Beta users can use the free information to evaluate services prior to making a purchasing decision or to gain insight into services already in use within their organisations.

In the cloud window, visibility into Amazon Web Services and Rackspace Cloud are provided; in the mail options window, the third-party hosted Nimsoft Exchange and Google Gmail are featured; and in the SaaS view, data is provided. Any SaaS or cloud vendors that want to participate in the status portal can do so by visiting the site. In addition to checking status updates on the site, users can subscribe to email alerts.

"The portal demonstrates a commitment by Nimsoft to provide visibility into all internal and external IT resources," said Gary Read, Nimsoft president and CEO. "Through this free public service, organisations can get the data and transparency needed to understand the current and historical performance and availability of these services, and to decide for themselves which providers deliver as advertised. The portal also demonstrates how a Unified Monitoring solution can be used to benchmark and compare internal to outsourced services, paving the way to more-intelligent cloud adoption. We are excited to unveil this beta version of the service and are looking forward to feedback from users as we move toward general availability."

Organisations wishing to implement their own Unified Monitoring dashboards should contact Nimsoft through the links at

About Nimsoft

Nimsoft is the first provider of Unified Monitoring™ solutions for virtualized datacenters, hosted and managed services, cloud platforms, and SaaS resources. With a proven time to value measured in weeks, the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution™ (NMS) reduces an enterprise's total cost of ownership by up to 80 percent compared to legacy systems management vendors, while scaling and extending to places they just cannot go. The Nimsoft Unified Monitoring architecture eliminates the need to deploy a new monitoring solution for outsourced services, public or private clouds, or SaaS implementations. Nearly 1000 customers use Nimsoft Unified Monitoring solutions, including both mid-market and global organizations such as Amway Corporation, Barclays Capital, Casual Male, European Medicines Agency (EMEA), Ladbrokes, TriNet, and hundreds of leading hosting, cloud and managed service providers such as 1&1, CDW, Hitachi, and Rackspace. For more information, visit or to see Nimsoft Unified Monitoring in action, visit the beta version of the Nimsoft public portal at

Nimsoft, the Nimsoft logo, Nimsoft Unified Monitoring, and Unified Monitoring are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nimsoft, Inc. All other company and product names herein are recognized to be the property of their respective companies. © 2009 Nimsoft Inc. All rights reserved.

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