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Rackspace Standardizes on Nimsoft Unified Monitoring Solution for Managed Hosting, Internal IT and Cloud Infrastructures


Alliance Allows Rackspace to Improve Monitoring Capabilities and Better Serve Customers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SAN ANTONIO - Nimsoft, a business unit of CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), today announced Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry, is standardizing on Nimsoft to offer enhanced infrastructure and application solutions to its managed hosting customers and to monitor its internal IT and cloud infrastructures. The relationship will allow Rackspace to extend its Managed Hosting offerings to include more in-depth operating system and application monitoring. With the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution, Rackspace can provide a more robust monitoring service to its managed hosting customers around the performance and availability of business applications hosted with Rackspace.

“We are dedicated to delivering Fanatical Support® every day to our customers. Standardizing on the Nimsoft solution is another example of our deep commitment in this area,” said Steve Mills, chief information officer, Rackspace. “We chose Nimsoft because they develop their product suite with service providers in mind. In addition, the Nimsoft solution is able to support the scale and highly dynamic nature of our business and our infrastructure.”

The Rackspace Deployment.

Rackspace is one of more than 300 service providers utilizing the industry-leading Nimsoft Monitoring Solution. This relationship allows Rackspace managed hosting customers to benefit from tiered levels of monitoring according to their business needs. The Nimsoft Monitoring Solution will be deployed across more than 60,000 Microsoft® Windows® and Linux® systems. All Rackspace managed hosting customers will be provided with a standard level of monitoring which alerts and reports on critical system health indicators. These customers will be able to easily upgrade to more comprehensive levels of monitoring that will include databases and applications as well as other infrastructure services.

“We are delighted Rackspace recognized our unique ability to address the special challenges inherent when delivering unified IT management solutions,” said Gary Read, senior vice president and general manager of the Nimsoft Business Unit at CA. “Their choice of Nimsoft as a technology partner once again underscores our position as a leader in unified monitoring. We look forward to helping Rackspace continue to deliver and enhance their commitment to Fanatical Support.”

About Nimsoft

Nimsoft provides Unified Monitoring™ solutions for virtualized datacenters, hosted and managed services, cloud platforms, and SaaS resources. The Nimsoft Unified Monitoring architecture eliminates the need to deploy a new monitoring solution for outsourced services, public or private clouds, or SaaS implementations. About 800 customers use Nimsoft Unified Monitoring solutions, including emerging enterprises such as Casual Male, European Medicines Agency (EMEA), Ladbrokes, TriNet, and hundreds of leading hosting, cloud and managed service providers such as 1&1, BlueLock, CDW, Hitachi, and Rackspace. For more information, visit or to see Nimsoft Unified Monitoring in action, visit the Nimsoft public portal at Nimsoft is a business unit within the CA Cloud Products & Solutions Business Line.

About CA

CA (NASDAQ: CA), the world’s leading independent IT management software company, helps customers optimize IT for better business results. CA’s Enterprise IT Management solutions for mainframe and distributed computing enable Lean IT—empowering organizations to more effectively govern, manage and secure their IT operations. For more information, visit


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