CA Continues Cloud-focused Buying Spree, Acquires Nimsoft

CA today announced that it is acquiring privately held Nimsoft, which makes performance and availability monitoring software, in an all cash transaction valued at $350 million. According to CA, Nimsoft will help it better serve “emerging enterprises” (read smaller businesses) adopting cloud computing solutions.

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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 Salesforce.com, 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.