CA Acquires Cloud Monitoring Company Nimsoft For $350 Million

IT software giant CA has acquired cloud monitoring startup Nimsoft for $350 million according to a release issued today. Nimsoft offers performance monitoring software to businesses.

CA is making a big move towards the cloud. The company just bought up 3Tera, Cassatt, NetQoS and Oblicore.

Nimsoft’s solutions gives companies visibility into the performance and availability of their customers’ business applications across both internal and external IT infrastructures. Nimsoft has developed monitoring and reporting solutions for public cloud and on-demand offerings like Google Apps for Business, The Rackspace Cloud, Amazon Web Services and EC2,, as well as internal applications, databases, and physical and virtual server environments. CA says that Nimsoft will help the company capitalize on the growth of cloud computing. Nimsoft has approximately 800 customers.

Founded in 2002, Nimsoft raised a total of $22.3 million in funding and acquired Indicative Software in 2008.