Cisco picks up Tidal Software

Cisco picks up Tidal Software

Summary: Cisco Systems said Thursday that it will acquire privately held Tidal Software, which makes application management and automation software, for $105 million. The networking giant said the addition of Tidal will advance its data center and service offerings.

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Cisco Systems said Thursday that it will acquire privately held Tidal Software, which makes application management and automation software, for $105 million. 

The networking giant said the addition of Tidal will advance its data center and service offerings. 

Tidal's employees will be folded into Cisco's advanced services unit when the deal closes in the fiscal fourth quarter. 

In a statement, Cisco added:

Tidal Software's intelligent solutions will bolster Cisco's data center strategy by providing timely, accurate and cost-efficient management and automation of application performance across entire business operations, from the server through the network to the desktop. The acquisition will also create significant opportunities for Cisco and its partners through the delivery of partner-led services, leveraging Cisco's application management capabilities.

Topics: Cisco, Data Centers, Servers

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  • its amazing how a money shortage bring sanity back to business

    no more 500+ million dollar deals for over blown companies.
    Been_Done_Before
  • RE: Cisco picks up Tidal Software

    I find this acquisition very odd. Cisco is making a play into the data center by purchasing a job scheduling software vendor. Job scheduling is a mature market with CA, IBM, and BMC dominating the market. These tools are near impossible to replace. Most organizations will not accept the risk of replacing this key component. To me it seems that Cisco wasted their money on this buy.
    ilew4eoj@...
    • Sales channels or partners maybe?

      Tidal has some interesting bedfellows. Cisco might not be buying them for their technology as much as their partnerships and relationships... I'm not an expert but technology-wise it doesn't seem like Tidal's a market leader in anything - but they have some interesting partners. Like you say, the whole thing doesn't make sense unless there's a more "business"-oriented reason - why not spend a few more million and get a novel technology in a growth market?
      MattL24
  • RE: Cisco picks up Tidal Software

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