CA Technologies has announced the availability of CA Nimsoft Monitor Snap, a free version of its CA Nimsoft Monitor solution.
CA Nimsoft Monitor Snap is designed to deliver enterprise-class visibility into the health of the diverse IT resources including physical and virtual servers, storage and database that support delivery of their business-critical IT services.
The software is free for up to 30 monitored devices each with unlimited monitors—not a limited time-trial, CA Technologies confirmed. Users can download and get it up and running without extensive setup and configuration.
“Until today, under-resourced customers faced an unacceptable choice between non-integrated ‘point’ monitoring tools, technically challenging open-source code, and conventional enterprise-class technology that cost too much and took too long to implement,” said Abhilash Purushothaman, head of Service Assurance Business India & SAARC, CA Technologies.
“With CA Nimsoft Monitor Snap, these customers finally have a solution that genuinely meets their specific needs,” Purushothaman added.
The solution is designed to address the needs of emerging enterprises that lack IT resources like their large corporate counterparts.
It also gives them the unique opportunity to adopt next-generation management technology without cost or unnecessary risk—allowing them to more aggressively drive down operational costs and better safeguard service delivery as their IT environments become increasingly dynamic.
One of its customers The Zone Corporation selected CA Nimsoft Monitor Snap over SolarWinds and Spiceworks as they found it the fastest and easiest to download, install and configure.
“That zero-headache implementation is of major value to a time-strapped IT department like ours,” said Deke Rhinehart, IT director/director Digital Media at The Zone Corporation.
The initial release of CA Nimsoft Monitor Snap supports English, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. It is built on the same code base as CA Nimsoft Monitor release 7.
CA Technologies plans to synchronize future releases of both products, which will continue to retain the same code base. The company has also launched a community support site, CA Snap Central to provide an open platform to users and partners to gain knowledge and share ideas about the product.
In another recent development, CA Technologies has signed a deal with NTT Com Security to host CA CloudMinder Identity and Access Management (IAM) software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region.