Today in Cloud

Breaking news: CA is growing it’s cloud-management portfolio yet again, this time by buying Nimsoft for $350 million in ca. Nimsoft gives CA monitoring tools that will allow customers to keep tabs on the availability and performance of their various cloud services, including, Rackspace, Google Apps and Amazon Web Services. If you read my piece on CA’s cloud ambitions a few weeks ago, you’ll notice that I predicted CA would make a monitoring acquisition, although I suggested Cloudkick. Either way, CA has filled yet another hole in its cloud strategy, and is spending the kind of money that means its vision had better pan out.