Infosys invests TidalScale, provider of simple supercomputing software


Technology provider Infosys said it made investment in TidalScale, a provider of software-defined server.

No details about the financial aspects of the investment were made public.

TidalScale’s offering, in many ways, is the opposite of virtualization. While virtualization allows you to split a single hardware-based server into several virtual servers, the software-defined server helps combined several powerful servers into a single virtual machine. Such machines are used in big data and similar applications.

In other words, TidalScale’s platform aggregates commodity server hardware into a single coherent supercomputer. Unlike many competing platforms, the virtual server can be scaled up and down without complicated configuration and reworking procedures.

“TidalScale-based systems can scale dynamically and at linear cost as application needs evolve, without the need for costly hardware investments or time-consuming software rewrites. It provides solutions that are simple to use, requiring no changes to existing operating systems, databases, or applications.Our investment in TidalScale is to bring new solutions across our platforms and offerings to our clients,” said Ritika Suri, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Ventures at Infosys.

TidalScale servers deliver in-memory performance at any scale, are self-optimizing, use standard hardware and are compatible with all applications and operating systems.

The investment sum is not disclosed and it will be completed on or before November 24, 2016.

Infosys has been making strategic investments into product companies under Vishal Sikka, a veteran of SAP. Sikka was hired a couple of years ago with the mandate to successfully transform the services and outsourcing company into one that can withstand competition in a cloud-focused world.

“By enabling a new wave of innovation in scalable computing, TidalScale is making it possible for more organizations to draw insights from big data faster, more easily and with greater flexibility than ever before,” the Indian company said.

In the process, TidalScale transforms the economics and time constraints of working with big data.

“The software-defined server technology created by the company enables customers to glean insight from ever-growing data volumes by scaling systems quickly, easily and affordably across virtually any population of commodity servers. We believe this partnership with Infosys will provide significant use to our customers and help them easily expand the amount of data they are able to digest, analyze and act upon,” said Gary Smerdon as President and Chief Executive Officer of TidalScale.

Infosys Limited is an Indian multinational corporation that provides business consulting, information technology and outsourcing services.

It has the main headquarter in Bangalore, Karnataka. Currently the company has 1,9900 employees around the globe.

Infosys was co-founded in 1981 by 7 Engineers N. R. Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, N. S. Raghavan, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal, K. Dinesh and Ashok Arora after they resigned from Patni Computer Systems.

TidalScale is based in Campbell in the state of California, United States.