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              Tidal Software Announces Enterprise Job Scheduling for VMware
New Enterprise Scheduling for Virtualized Environments Enables Optimal Resource Utilization and Smooth
                                   Functioning of Business Processes

PALO ALTO, California – September 16, 2008 – Tidal Software, a leading provider of application
scheduling and performance management software, today 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 programs at VMware. “This
solution enables customers to increase the efficiency of their operations. Tidal Software has extended
enterprise scheduling to deliver added value through innovative technology that aligns with the business
benefits of VMware virtualization, including lower capital and operating expenses, business continuity,
strengthened security, and reduced energy consumption.”

In a virtualized environment, host servers can support anywhere from dozens to thousands of virtual
machines. The complexity of coordinating host availability through power management; preserving and
restoring machine states through snapshots and configuring servers for specific tasks can impact business
process performance—creating significant considerations for a job scheduler. An enterprise job scheduler
that can access all applications and systems, while supporting the management and reliable operation of
virtualized environments, is essential to successfully executing business processes.

“Albany International uses VMware to drive down operational costs and increase flexibility in the data
center,” said Jeff Pardi, manager of enterprise data services at Albany International. Integrating Tidal
Software’s Enterprise Scheduler and VMware Infrastructure allows us to link and orchestrate the execution
of critical batch processes and our virtualized environment. Tidal Software’s unique VMware Enterprise
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Adapter enables us to easily automate both business and data center processes, helping us to increase
automation, reduce costs, and further drive our vision of a virtualized computing environment.”

The Tidal™ Enterprise Scheduler Adapter for VMware integrates VMware ESX hosts with enterprise
schedules, making it possible for users to define VMware jobs in the context of end-to-end business
processes. The visibility and control provided by the adapter enable IT and the business side to make the
fast, well informed decisions necessary to troubleshoot, trend, and analyze job scheduling operations and
business utilization of the production environment.

The enterprise scheduler adapter integrates with VMware ESX and VMware Infrastructure web services
and brings virtual machines and their hosts into the framework of the enterprise schedule. Users can view
these jobs through the scheduler’s graphical interface and manage all enterprise jobs and relationships
among them.

The Tidal Enterprise Scheduler Adapter for VMware increases efficiency through greater automation and
minimizes manual operations, outages, misprocessing, and swivel chair integration:

    •   VMware ESX actions can be scheduled directly from the scheduler. Users can schedule
        power, snapshot, and configuration actions within the VMware ESX hypervisor—rather than
        manually—as business conditions and workloads change.

    •   Actions can be triggered based on power and performance metrics from VMware ESX.
        Users can trigger both VMware ESX and applications jobs based upon information on the power
        state and performance metrics. Examples include running a business process when resources are
        available, running a process when a VM is turned on and keeping a rogue VM offline.

    •   Integration with Virtual Center for workload automation. This integration enables the
        scheduler to perform key virtual center tasks such as VM cloning, cold migration, hot migration,
        and storage migration. Users can automate and orchestrate cross-ESX server tasks that allow
        them to allocate VM host resources based on business process context and need. Resources can
        be directly applied to critical business process job schedules.

“This easy-to-use solution allows administrators to bring VMware scheduling into the enterprise
scheduling framework through a straightforward process,” said Wayne Greene, Tidal’s vice president of
product management. “VMware users have a unified view of their entire schedule regardless of the
changing environment. Tidal’s affordable solution helps reduce infrastructure and software costs through
optimization of virtual resources and increased administrative efficiency.”

Tidal is a member of the VMware TAP program. With more than 700 members worldwide, the VMware
TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of
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VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint

Tidal Enterprise Scheduler Adapter for VMware is in general availability today. It supports version 5.3 and
higher of Tidal Enterprise Scheduler.

About Tidal Software
Tidal Software is a leading provider of application scheduling and performance management software
that radically simplifies IT operations by automating and integrating performance and process
management. Tidal’s solution puts IT operations management into the business process using new levels
of automation, visibility, and control over systems. Tidal makes applications such as SAP®, PeopleSoft®,
and Oracle E-business Suite™ more efficient, reliable, and secure to return greater business value. Tidal
also gives IT deep visibility into and precise control over new SOA-based composite solutions consisting
of packaged applications and custom components in Microsoft .NET and Java. General Mills, HP, ING
Direct, Microsoft, and T-Mobile are among the Tidal customers who use Tidal to reduce operational costs
by running IT at higher efficiency rates and containing overall data center footprints. Privately held, Tidal
is venture-backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Novus Ventures, Panorama Capital, and
VantagePoint Venture Partners. For more information, contact Tidal Software at (650) 475-4600 or visit

For more information contact:

Will Matlack
Web site:

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Tidal Software, Inc. All other trademarks are those of their respective owners.


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