Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the
organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo
remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully
chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending
delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples
they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to
maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and
flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors.
The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference &
Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is
currently still open.
The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30,
Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example:
PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/31/07 -- Tidal Software, a leading
provider of integrated application scheduling and performance management
software, today announced the appointment of Jim Green, CEO of Composite
Software and former CTO of webMethods, and Shahan Soghikian, managing
director of Panorama Capital to the Tidal Software Board of Directors.
Mr. Green is an industry luminary who is recognized not only for building
successful technology companies, but also for being a driving force behind
the standards and achievements that have shaped the entire industry.
"Few companies are undertaking the difficult work of delivering flexible,
intuitive management solutions for the changing enterprise datacenter needs,"
said Mr. Green. "Enterprise computing needs Tidal's approach because although
SOA makes possible the creation of rich, composite applications, it has ... (more)
Red Hat and Microsoft, about as virulent a pair of enemies as has ever
existed, threw a leash over their fire-breathing dragons long enough on
Monday to announce a cooperative pact forced on them by their mutual users -
folks who may be holding back from committing to virtualization ahead of a
The companies say they're going to support each other's operating systems as
guests on each other's current virtualization schemes. Windows Server will be
supported on Red Hat's transient Xen virtualization and Red Hat 5 will be
supported on Microsoft's Hyper V widgetry.
What happens when Red Hat moves on to its own Qumranet-derived KVM hypervisor
when it gets to RHEL 6.0 is unclear.
The way the détente works each company will join the other's virtualization
validation/certification program and test and validate each other's operating
systems on each other's hypervisors ... (more)
CIOs see operational excellence as the "table stakes" in the high-roller game
of IT. Often thought of as the starting point to creating value for the
business in this game, businesses use IT for competitive advantage, and the
business that is most successful wins. However, operational excellence has
always been a moving target - more of a journey than a destination because
it's seldom attained, and then not for very long. What was good enough
yesterday, no longer meets the today's needs and surely won't meet
Today's financial climate adds massive complications to this journey and
totally changes the stakes for CIOs and the IT organizations they run. To
succeed in competitive markets, operational excellence needs to constantly
improve over the next several years. Attaining operational excellence will
require IT to change how it approaches system operatio... (more)
Tidal Software announced the availability of Tidal Enterprise Scheduler
Adapter for VMware. This scheduling solution for VMware Infrastructure
increases efficiency by managing all jobs executing in a virtualized
environment through a single point of control.
Jobs that drive business processes and jobs that manage the operation of the
virtual environment can be managed more easily by using Tidal Enterprise
Scheduler Enterprise Adapter for VMware. The solution gives IT a
comprehensive view of schedules, jobs, and performance, which reveals the
health of the environment as it relates to business processes.
"The Tidal Enterprise Scheduler Adapter for VMware effectively supports
VMware virtualization and solves the problem of enterprise job scheduling for
vital business processes running in dynamic virtualized environments," said
Bernie Mills, senior director, alliances ... (more)
Tidal Software announced that its customer, Tennant Company, has successfully
completed a comprehensive audit of global SAP transaction usage using Tidal
Transaction Analyzer. According to Tennant, the Tidal solution greatly
simplifies the auditing process and enhances security by providing a clear
picture of transaction usage.
Tennant Company is a manufacturer of indoor and outdoor environmental
cleaning solutions and specialty floor coatings. From a security standpoint,
Tennant needed a clear and specific understanding of which transactions were
being executed on a daily basis and by whom, in order to restructure and
update their transaction approvals on a global basis. The complete and
accurate picture of transaction usage provided by Tidal Transaction Analyzer
allowed Tennant to streamline their transaction approval process.
Tidal's Transaction Analyzer provides... (more)
Gartner analyst Will Cappelli talks about how applications have become
central to enterprise IT operations, and how complex architectures have led
to significant challenges in monitoring and managing the performance of
applications. As enterprise application architectures become more modular,
distributed, volatile, and interdependent, applications have become much more
difficult to manage, and the need to proactively monitor and manage
applications proactively has become stronger.
Cappelli outlines the four dimensions of Application Performance Management
including application dependency mapping, component health monitoring,
business process tracing, and end-user experience monitoring, and summarizes
the technologies that address these different dimensions.
View this webinar to learn:
How to approach the task of measuring web application performance What
Tidal Software announced it recently joined the VMware Technology Alliance
Partner (TAP) program. The VMware TAP program helps technology vendors
integrate their products with VMware virtualization software and deliver
timely, joint solutions to mutual customers.
"We are excited to welcome Tidal Software as the newest member of the VMware
TAP program," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware.
"The VMware TAP program offers companies like Tidal Software the tools and
resources they need to develop high-value solutions that meet the needs of
our mutual customers."
"As a leader in enterprise scheduling, our customers expect our solutions to
support the healthy functioning of business processes in newer, more dynamic
environments," said Wayne Greene, Tidal's vice president of product
management. "The VMware partner program allows us to align and in... (more)
Tidal Software announced results for the second quarter of fiscal 2008,
ending December 31, 2007. Total revenue increased nearly 30% year over year
for the first half, continuing the company’s strong growth.
The company delivered its eighteenth quarter of profitable results and
continued to be cash-flow positive. The company also continued its drive to
acquire new customers, again achieving over half of new license revenue for
the quarter from new accounts. Company officials attribute continued growth
to the increasing market interest in solutions for automation in IT
“Automation for IT Operations is gaining attention in the market as the
only answer for effectively managing cost and service level delivery,”
said Flint Brenton, CEO and President of Tidal Software. “From basic
issues in managing application performance to complex ini... (more)
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced its intent to acquire privately held Tidal
Software, Inc. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., and Houston, Tidal Software is the
creator of intelligent application management and automation solutions that
will advance Cisco's data center strategy by enhancing product and service
"Cisco believes the network has become the logical platform to manage and
maintain mission-critical applications," said Gary Moore, senior vice
president of Advanced Services at Cisco. "With the acquisition of Tidal
Software, Cisco will accelerate its ability to help customers optimize the
performance of their business applications and automate operational best
practices in real time, which will lead to significantly reduced operational
Tidal Software's intelligent solutions will bolster Cisco's data center
strategy by providing timely, ac... (more)