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Dillon Kane Group has Acquired Cisco Workload Automation

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Dillon Kane Group (DKG) has completed acquisition of Cisco Workload Automation

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Long-term partner, Dillon Kane Group (DKG), announced it has completed the acquisition of Cisco Workload Automation, effective November 16, 2017. DKG will own the solution and be responsible for the development and support of the solution moving forward. Under DKG, it will be renamed Tidal Workload Automation.

Cisco believes selling Workload Automation to DKG is the right move in order to evolve and support the product to its fullest potential so that we serve the best interests of our customers.  Cisco will continue to be a Workload Automation end user and consumer of the technology.

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Q: What is being announced? 


A: Cisco is announcing the sale of the Cisco Workload Automation solution to a long-term partner, Dillon Kane Group (DKG). Effective November 16, 2017, DKG will own the solution and be responsible for the development and support of the solution moving forward. Under DKG, it will be renamed Tidal Workload Automation. 


Q: Why is Cisco selling Cisco Workload Automation? 


A: Cisco is continuously evaluating its strategic objectives and product priorities. After a recent evaluation, Cisco concluded that the option to divest Workload Automation is best at this time. Cisco believes selling Workload Automation to DKG is the right move in order to evolve and support the product to its fullest potential so that we serve the best interests of our customers. Cisco will continue to be a Workload Automation end user and consumer of the technology. 


Q: Who is the company acquiring Cisco Workload Automation?

A: Dillon Kane Group in Chicago, Illinois is the acquiring company. DKG advises Fortune 500 companies on identifying new technologies and business models that enhance existing businesses, help enter a new business, solve a core technology problem, or optimize its Information Technology. 


Q: When will the transfer occur? 


A: Effective November 16, 2017, DKG will own the Workload Automation solution and will address any inquiries from that date forward. 


Q: Why is the new company the right choice for Workload Automation? 
Cisco selected DKG based upon careful evaluation.

A: This trusted partner has both the technical capabilities and the support organization to provide effective product and customer support for this solution. DKG has a 16-year history of building and revitalizing complex, specialized technology solutions in healthcare, insurance, financial services, aviation, transportation, and Information Technology markets. DKG has provided solutions and partnered with market-leading companies in these vertical segments – in many cases becoming an outside-the-firewall development unit for these clients and their end-customers. DKG focuses on developing and growing specialized solutions – such as Workload Automation – to their full potential by applying the right engineering, operations, and investments in dedicated business unit structures. 


Q: What kind of experience does DKG have that will benefit this solution?

A: DKG has been involved in the development and commercialization of job scheduling and enterprise orchestration solutions since 2000. David Dillon, co-founder of DKG, previously developed a private label enterprise scheduling/orchestration solution and many of the key architects and engineers associated with that solution are currently at DKG or DKG affiliates. DKG also has affiliate companies that specialize in Workload Automation and job scheduling/orchestration platform technology and services. These companies will be an active part of the new Workload Automation ecosystem, which customers can access. 


Q: What is the support plan for Workload Automation after the transition?

A: Customers who have a current support contract should contact Cisco TAC for support until their contract expires. Customers may email Cisco using Ask Smart Services here, or call +1 (877) 330-9746. New customers (support contract renewals and new licensed customers) will contract directly with DKG. 


Q: What impact will this sale have on my business?

A: Cisco and DKG are working closely together to create a smooth product transition. DKG indicates its on-going roadmap for Workload Automation includes moving to cloud delivery, enhanced mobility, upgraded UI, and business specific adapters that will allow Enterprise and SMB customers to extend the job scheduling and orchestration capabilities across their businesses. DKG expects to maintain the existing price and ordering structure through the next release.

Q: Is there a change in Cisco’s strategy?

A: The decision to divest Cisco Workload Automation is part of Cisco’s continuous evaluation of its solution portfolio. Cisco’s current strategy remains the same.

 

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Customers who have a current support contract should contact Cisco TAC for support until their contract expires. Customers may email Cisco here or call +1 (877) 330-9746. New customers (support contract renewals and new licensed customers) will contract directly with DKG.

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Cisco and Dillon Kane Group are committed to customer success and will ensure a smooth transition for our customers, partners and employees.