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World's Largest Web Hosting Provider Chooses Nimsoft for Monitoring

October 22
13:11 2009

1and1 ScreenshotWeb Hosting WireREDWOOD CITY, CA – Nimsoft, the first provider of Unified Monitoring™ solutions, today announced that Web hosting provider 1&1 Internet has selected the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS) to monitor its entire server infrastructure.

With about EUR 1.2 billion in revenues, 8 million customers, and 10 million domains being managed, 1&1 is the largest Web hosting provider in the world. In order to deliver its portfolio of shared and dedicated hosting, ISP, and new cloud computing services, 1&1 needs to manage a vast infrastructure that includes more than 65,000 servers.

The IT staff at 1&1 realised it needed to replace the existing open source monitoring solution in order to most effectively optimise the performance and reliability of its servers. After evaluating solutions from IBM, Hyperic and Nimsoft, the staff found that only NMS offered the combination of scalability, ease of deployment, and security they required.

[swfobj src=”” width=”300/250″ align=”right”]”In the end, we found that Nimsoft was the only solution that met our requirements for scalability, ease, and off-the-shelf capabilities, while at the same time delivering the flexibility we’d need to adapt to our evolving requirements,” said Henning Kettler, CTO 1&1. “As a result, we’re able to deploy quickly and get immediate benefits and have confidence that the solution will deliver value in the long term.”

Its distributed architecture and security model makes NMS an ideal solution for large and geographically diverse businesses such as 1&1. The solution’s secure model for gathering and distributing monitoring data helps 1&1 optimise the security of its infrastructure while offering the scalability required to effectively aggregate the massive amounts of monitoring data being generated by the company’s server infrastructure.

“1&1’s selection of Nimsoft is a tremendous testament to the scalability of our solution,” said Gary Read, Nimsoft president and CEO. “With NMS, 1&1 gains the ability to efficiently monitor its vast infrastructure, and so reduce administrative time and expense, while at the same time boosting the availability and performance of its services.”

About 1&1 Internet Inc.
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $2 billion. 1&1 was founded in 1988 and hosts more than 10 million domain names, while more than 65,000 servers run in the company’s five state-of-the-art green data centers. 1&1’s global community is over 8 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. For more information, please contact the company at or 1-877-GO-1AND1.

About Nimsoft
Nimsoft is the first provider of Unified Monitoring™ solutions for virtualized datacenters, hosted and managed services, cloud platforms, and SaaS resources. With a proven time to value measured in weeks, the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution™ (NMS) reduces an enterprise’s total cost of ownership by up to 80 percent compared to legacy systems management vendors, while scaling and extending to places they just cannot go. The Nimsoft Unified Monitoring architecture eliminates the need to deploy a new monitoring solution for outsourced services, public or private clouds, or SaaS implementations. Nearly 1000 customers use Nimsoft Unified Monitoring solutions, including both mid-market and global organizations such as Amway Corporation, Barclays Capital, Casual Male, European Medicines Agency (EMEA), Ladbrokes, TriNet, and hundreds of leading hosting, cloud and managed service providers such as 1&1, CDW, Hitachi, and Rackspace. For more information, visit or to see Nimsoft Unified Monitoring in action, visit the beta version of the Nimsoft public portal at

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