1996—David Jackson, founder and CTO of Adaptive Computing, envisioned intelligent compute-management software that would enable multiple computers to work together intelligently, using software would enable organizations to fully understand, control, and optimize their valuable compute resources.
The initial fruition of the envisioned management technology was Maui Scheduler, which began with the basic abilities to manage when workload requests were processed, which workloads should be given higher priority, and how to share resources fairly according to defined rules. This solution became the foundation for more than a thousand client sites worldwide.
2001—Cluster Resources Inc. was founded to commercialize a next generation software technology under the Moab® family brand. At the core of the Moab technology is an advanced decision engine and scheduler for scalable and large-enterprise computing facilities and utility-based computing environments. Moab’s architecture goes far beyond the capabilities of Maui Scheduler to enable dynamic management of infrastructure resources, software licenses, file spaces, and other devices.
2007—Cluster Resources’ revenue begins to shift more broadly between two industry sectors—the emerging datacenter automation and cloud-computing markets and the high-performance-computing (HPC) market, where Moab technology had become the de facto standard for leadership sites. This shift in sales between the two markets signaled a significant transformation in the way large commercial enterprises were addressing their changing IT needs.
2009—With customer demands and opportunity from the cloud-computing and datacenter automation sector now outpacing that from the HPC market, Cluster Resources Inc. completed its transformation with its name change to Adaptive Computing Enterprises Inc. and began operating under the corporate brand Adaptive Computing™, which more accurately reflects the company’s expanded focus.
2010—With leadership in ultra-secure cloud deployments at leading Global banks, and customers such as the US Department of Defense, Adaptive Computing begins to experience demand for its self-optimizing cloud management offerings that would potentiality outpace its ability to service such requests through organic growth. Subsequently Adaptive Computing engaged leading Cloud Investors and selected the preeminent global IT investor – Intel Capital as well as Cloud-focused Tudor Ventures and Epic Ventures. As part of this investment, Adaptive Computing further accelerated technical innovation on dynamic real-time cloud self-optimization intelligence and added Intel to its Board of Directors thus gaining access to Intel’s leading IT partner and customer network.
Additionally, Adaptive Computing added industry luminaries to its board in Alan Nugent (former CTO of CA, Xerox, and Novell) and Chris Stone (former CEO of multiple high tech companies and manager to Executive Vice President in companies such as Data General (now EMC) and Novell).
2011—Having been awarded arguably the largest private cloud project in the world (designed to secure over 100,000 servers, 10+ data centers, and 10+ thousand applications) the prior year, deep investments into this account leap technology innovation from infrastructure as a service, to platform as a service and into application as a service. Gartner research identified Adaptive Computing as one of a few vendors in the world validated as being able to deliver both real time infrastructure and private cloud solutions. With Adaptive Computing being the only non-near billion to hundred billion dollar company able to achieve this level of capability.