SOURCE: Tideway Systems

February 21, 2007 08:50 ET

Tideway's Foundation Recognized by Network World as One of the Ten Best Tools for the New Data Center

Foundation Named as One of the Best Next Generation Tools to Keep on Radar for 2007

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- Tideway Systems, the independent leader in IT service configuration management solutions for enterprises, is featured in Network World's February 19th supplement, "The New Data Center," as one of the ten best next-generation tools to ensure painless and efficient navigation towards the new data center.

The article presents quick-hit snapshots of ten up-and-coming technologies that network executives need to keep on their radar as they continue to move to what Network World terms the "New Data Center," which embodies the shift to viewing IT in a more logical and business perspective through the use of automation, on-demand computing and virtualization.

In large organizations with multiple data centers, understanding which systems and applications are running where -- and how they've changed -- can be a monumental task, sometimes taking months to do. According to the article, Tideway Foundation, an application dependency mapping tool, provides that information and more on a daily or even hourly basis. The article also states that the agent-less tool, Foundation, finds every application instance -- whether known to IT or not -- and maps any application dependencies on the network showing users at a glance what's running and what's changed.

"Our ability to simplify and automate aspects of key IT Service Management processes helps our customers manage their IT environments more effectively. Network World's accolade is testament to our mission to make IT configuration management As Simple As Search™," said Richard Muirhead, Chairman and CEO, Tideway Systems.

To determine product choices, Network World informally solicited suggestions from users, beat editors and industry experts. For the full Network World article, please visit

Tideway's products provide organizations with complete transparency of their complex IT environments. They enable organizations to model distributed business applications and link them to their supporting infrastructure, serving as a cornerstone of integrated enterprise systems management solutions and for implementing IT best practices. Sophisticated browser-based reporting and visualization as well as integration capabilities make this IT intelligence available in an actionable form right at the point of decision or analysis.

About Tideway Systems

Tideway Systems™ is the independent leader in IT service configuration management for enterprises. Tideway's flagship product, Foundation, provides essential transparency of data center configuration and dependencies, makes configuration management as simple as search and counts among its customers British American Tobacco, British Telecom (BT), BSkyB, Co-operative Bank, Dimension Data, Dresdner Kleinwort, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), ING, JCB, Linklaters, LogicaCMG, and Mizuho Bank Ltd.

Tideway Systems is a privately held company with offices in the UK, USA, Denmark and Germany. See for further information.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network IT Executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community (, and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities.

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