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Cisco Completes Acquisition of Tidal Software

SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 20, 2009 - Cisco today announced it has completed its purchase of Tidal Software, Inc. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., and Houston, Tidal Software is the creator of intelligent application management and automation solutions.
Tidal Software's intelligent solutions will advance 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.

Cisco is pioneering the development of next-generation data centers that unleash the full power of virtualization. It recently unveiled its vision of Unified Computing, an evolutionary data center architecture which unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization resources in a single cohesive system.

With the close of the acquisition, the Tidal Software team becomes part of the Cisco Advanced Services organization.

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