Tidal Software appears to make Data Center consolidation tools and workload scheduling software. What does Cisco get from buying this company ?
This software looks “Could Computing” to me and probably allows for the development of management software of large volumes of workloads spread across of virtualised environment and extends the the existing Data Centre strategy by automating Unified Computing.
The automation will probably look to head off HP’s advantage with Virtual Center Enterprise Manager.
Interestingly, the product will be part of the Advanced Services division and not part of the Data Centre team. Does this mean it’s a professional services play ?
Where does this leave vFrame ? This product hasn’t been showing up anywhere. Cisco chose BMC for the UCS management software. I would have thought that extending vFrame made more sense. Especially for Cloudy Computing.
More Questions than answers
So I am not sure of the value of this announcement. I guess more to come……..