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TidalScale Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in 2017 Cloud Computing Report

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CAMPBELL, Calif., May 31, 2017 — TidalScale, the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing, 2017[i] report by Gartner, Inc.

“As cloud computing enters its second decade, the era of cloud optimization — not just cloud implementation — is here,” states the Gartner report.  “Infrastructure and operations leaders looking to build or deploy cloud-based solutions can turn to these Cool Vendors for inspiration and best practices on the optimization journey.” The report also notes that ” By 2020, 35% of large enterprises will implement dynamic optimization technology for private cloud and virtualized infrastructure — up from less than 5% in 2016” 

“We’re proud to be named as a Cool Vendor by Gartner, an exciting development that we believe confirms what we and our customers have known for years: that dynamically optimizing your data center requires plenty of flexibility, but servers – unlike storage and networks – have until now remained a fixed resource in the data center,” said Gary Smerdon, CEO of TidalScale. “TidalScale’s Software-Defined Server technology unlocks those resources by enabling organizations to right-size their servers entirely on the fly, while using commodity hardware they already own. Software-Defined Servers can make the task of optimization dramatically easier by applying the right resources that applications need at the moment they need them.” 

TidalScale’s Software-Defined Server technology enables organizations to combine one or more commodity servers into a single Software-Defined Server that uses all the aggregated resources of the combined servers – memory, CPUs, I/O and networks – as if it was a single system. Optimizing with TidalScale goes even further, with administrators able to configure aggregated resources into multiple systems running simultaneously and handling different concurrent workloads – all without a single change to application or operating system software.  

About TidalScale, Inc.

TidalScale is the leading provider of Software-Defined Servers that bring flexibility to modern data centers by right-sizing servers on the fly to handle any workload. TidalScale solutions deliver in-memory performance at any scale, are self-optimizing, use standard hardware and are compatible with all applications and operating systems – and they achieve all this with no changes to applications or operating systems. TidalScale transforms the economics of the data center and the traditional time constraints of working with big data. Learn more at tidalscale.com

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TidalScale Contact
Chuck Piercey, Product Management, TidalScale, Inc. +1-650-492-6108

[i] Gartner “Cool Vendors in “Cloud Computing, 2017” by Gregor Petri, David Edward Ackerman, Stanley Zaffos, Sid Nag, Ed Anderson, Cathy Tornbohm, 25 May 2017  .

Topics: TidalScale, software-defined server, data center, Gartner, Gartner Cool Vendor, 2017, Cloud Computing, cloud optimization

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