CA to buy Nimsoft for $350m

CA to buy Nimsoft for $350m

CA says it would pay $350 million in cash to acquire privately-held Nimsoft in a move to expand its sales with smaller and mid-sized companies with its cloud-computing products, says The Wall Street Journal.

The deal gives CA greater expertise in monitoring how IT is performing among its clients. The purchase also opens up a new customer niche for CA, which has historically focused on larger companies.

The acquisition comes amid CA's continuing purchases of cloud-computing products and services. CA recently said it would buy privately held 3Tera, and follows its recent acquisitions of Cassatt, NetQoS, and Oblicore, which are involved in cloud computing.

Rackspace revamps cloud programme

Rackspace released a revamped programme for its e-mail and apps cloud-based applications division, reports ChannelWeb.

The programme gives partners more discounts on hosted Microsoft Exchange and access to new training and marketing materials.

Kirk Averett, director of products in Rackspace's e-mail and apps Division, says Rackspace is prepping to release new products into the channel under its e-mail and apps umbrellas, including Rackspace Cloud Drive and Server Backup.

OnLive cloud gaming coming soon

The OnLive 'games on demand' service, which hopes to deliver instant gaming over the Internet, is being released on 17 June, says PlatformNation.

The solution hopes to take consoles and computer component requirements out of the equation by making the shift to cloud computing, meaning everything is computed on a remote OnLive server and information is sent back to the user's TV or monitor.

Though it will eventually expand to a set top box of sorts, OnLive will initially be only available for PC and Mac with a monthly fee of $14.95. OnLive CEO Steve Perlman states they hoped to get the OnLive service up to 1080p quality at 60 frames per second as bandwidth becomes available.

James Lawson
ITWeb journalist

James Lawson is ITWeb's journalist.

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