US-based systems management provider, Nimsoft, aims to penetrate the Asia-Pacific region through establishing a presence in Sydney.
The Australian office consists of two staff and will be headed up Nimsoft veteran and country manager, Sam Quinlan. Nimsoft provides performance and availability management software, enabling customers to automate the management of their systems and monitor and manage business services.
“We were previously servicing Asia-Pacific customers from the UK and we’ve seen a large demand for performance and availability solutions, particularly in the managed service provider (MSP) space, which is a big focus for us,” Quinlan said. “We thought it would be a good idea to establish a permanent Australian operation to service Asia-Pacific.”
Quinlan said he plans to grow the company and take some market share away from some the main players in systems management market. Nimsoft competitors include the ‘Big 4’ – IBM, HP, BMC and CA.
“We’ve been around for a while and we’ve got over 750 customers, and with the MSP market we manage over 10,000 customer environments globally,” he said. “A lot of people aren’t aware there are other players out there and we’re really looking to replicate our success across the Asia-Pacific market.”
To help expand the business, Quinlan said he would like to hire more staff and attract more customers; it has 10 customers in the Asia-Pacific market
“We will continue to focus on MSPs and I’m looking to drive that market quite hard in Australia,” Quinlan said. “We’re hoping to bring on-board a large number of customers over the coming 12 months."
ARN recently conducted its first Business Index survey, showing managed services would continue to flourish in the tight economy.