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IDC Names Three Virtualizing Infrastructure Vendors as IDC Innovators
[March 20, 2017]

IDC Names Three Virtualizing Infrastructure Vendors as IDC Innovators

International Data Corporation (IDC) has just released an IDC (News - Alert) Innovators report recognizing three infrastructure vendors with revenue under $100 million that offer innovative solutions for improving server hardware utilization in the datacenter.

The three vendors recognized as IDC Innovators are: TidalScale, DriveScale, and Cloudistics.

TidalScale's software-defined servers offers a new way to pool commodity server hardware into a single virtual system that matches the size of the data need, allowing it to be run completely in-memory. DriveScale provides a software-based datacenter architecture that allows datacenters more freedom for responsive scale-out deployments. And Cloudistics is potentially the first true software-defined cloud infrastructure that integrates network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management under a single platform.

IDC Innovators: Virtualizing Infrastructure with Software-Defined Compute, 2017 (IDC #US42024817) recognizes infrastructure vendors that offer software-defined compute capabilities by way of an innovative technology or a groundbreaking new business odel or both. The IDC Innovators research document examines virtualization infrastructure companies with revenue of less than $100 million with a product, service, or business model with a specific use case.

About IDC Innovators Research
IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors - under $100M in revenue at time of selection - chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a financial stake in the vendor's company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.

For more information about IDC Innovators research, please contact Karen Moser at

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on Twitter (News - Alert) at @IDC.

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