Nimsoft South Africa has announced the availability of Nimsoft Monitor for vCloud – an advanced solution for monitoring and optimising the performance of VMware vCloud environments.
Harold van Graan, GM, Nimsoft South Africa, notes the highly dynamic nature of vCloud environments presents a substantial challenge to conventional IT monitoring tools.
“Resources are constantly being added, deleted and moved across both the on-premise data centre and remote IaaS or PaaS clouds. Nimsoft Monitor for vCloud meets this challenge by monitoring all  the physical and virtual systems and network resources that support any given application or service-regardless of the location.
“It provides the coverage, insights and automation that administrators need to efficiently monitor dynamic vCloud Director systems, along with their underlying cloud services and infrastructure,” says Van Graan.
At customisable intervals, Nimsoft Monitor for vCloud can also collect capacity and performance data from multiple vCloud director instances-whether they are on-premise, running at a service provider, or both.
“To safeguard the performance of critical applications running in vCloud environments, customers need unified, uninterrupted visibility into the entire infrastructure stack-regardless of what just moved where,” Van Graan adds.
“Nimsoft Monitor automatically and cost-effectively provides this continuous visibility, so technical staffs can remain in control of even the most dynamic hybrid clouds.”
Nimsoft Monitor for vCloud provides:
* Automated discovery, deployment, configuration, and data aggregation for resources managed by vCloud Director.
* Powerful templates for creating policies that can be applied to specific resource groups.
* Correlated monitoring of resources supporting specific applications and services, including virtual machines and virtual LANs.
* Intuitive multi-tenant views of performance, availability, utilisation, and other key monitoring data.
“To get all the benefits of vCloud without sacrificing service-level commitments, organisations need the kind of monitoring that Nimsoft is designed to provide,” says Rachel Chalmers, research director for The 451 Group.
“Nimsoft also offers central monitoring and usage metering of multiple vCloud Directors-something VMware itself doesn’t provide – in order to make vCloud Director itself amenable to chargeback accounting.”
“Nimsoft has been delivering innovative monitoring solutions for VMware environments since 2007. Nimsoft Monitor for vCloud builds on this expertise to give customers the capabilities they need to manage the end-to-end performance and availability of critical applications and services and their underlying physical and network infrastructure,” Van Graan concludes.