CA continues cloud spending spree with Nimsoft purchase

CA continues to expand its cloud computing portfolio with its fourth acquisition in that space in a matter of months. The vendor has picked up Nimsoft, which provides monitoring and performance tools for managed service providers (MSPs), in an all cash deal for $350m. The deal follows in the wake

CA continues to expand its cloud computing portfolio with its fourth acquisition in that space in a matter of months.

The vendor has picked up Nimsoft, which provides monitoring and performance tools for managed service providers (MSPs), in an all cash deal for $350m.

The deal follows in the wake of the recent acquisitions of Cassat, NetQos and Oblicore and the planned purchase of 3Tera which was announced just a matter of weeks ago.

In statements made in January that accompanied the vendor's Q3 results, CEO William McCraken said it would continue to beef up its cloud technology and he has moved quickly to back up those words with actions.

"Right now CA is generating nearly all of the cloud M&A activity on it's own," said one source making reference to the vendor's recent spending activity.

Chris O'Malley, CA's executive vice president, cloud products and solutions business line, said the Nimsoft purchase would strengthen its hand in helping emerging enterprises looking to cloud services.

He added that it would also benefit "MSPs who are providing these customers with IT management via the cloud".

Nimsoft's sopftware provides those resellers offering managed services with the ability to view the performance and avaialbility of their customer's applications in both the cloud and internal IT infrastructures.

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