CiRBA Version 8 balances infrastructure supply and demand in
a leading provider of Automated Capacity Control software, today
announced the availability of CiRBA Version 8. With this release, CiRBA
adds support for Microsoft® Hyper-V® to its award-winning Control
Console, which enables organizations to maximize efficiency and minimize
risk in virtual and cloud infrastructure. This new capability is a key
addition to CiRBA’s already strong platform support, which includes
VMware® ESX®, IBM® PowerVM®, and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization.
Also now shipping in Version 8 is CiRBA’s new Reservation Console,
announced last fall, which automates the entire process of selecting the
optimal hosting environment for new workloads and reserving compute and
storage capacity. The Reservation Console combines with CiRBA’s
cross-platform support to enable CiRBA customers to automate “fit for
purpose” placements for new workloads across multi-hypervisor,
multi-SLA, multi-site virtual and cloud environments.
“The shift toward cloud is placing less emphasis on the specific
hypervisor technology, and more on the capabilities it provides,” said
Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-Founder of CiRBA. “Having a scientific way to
make hosting decisions across all hypervisors and hosting platforms
really opens up the playing field, and allows organizations to focus on
the bigger picture of enterprise-level supply and demand.”
Concerns about vendor lock-in and hypervisor costs are driving more and
more organizations toward multi-hypervisor adoption. In fact, according
to research by Torsten Volk of EMA, 82% of organizations plan to adopt
more than one hypervisor.
Multi-hypervisor adoption, particularly within private clouds, can
present a significant management challenge for organizations in
determining which workloads should be hosted on each respective
platform. In order to help combat the complexity, organizations need to
change how they make workload placement decisions.
“We currently leverage CiRBA from a cross-platform capacity control
perspective. As we seek to automate and more closely balance
infrastructure supply with the demands of the business, the capabilities
found in CiRBA Version 8, and specifically coverage of even more
hypervisor technologies, will be a welcome addition,” said Matt
McCarter, server engineering lead of McKesson Corporation.
CiRBA’s Hyper-V® support spans the entire scope of CiRBA functionality.
Within the Control Console, organizations use it to achieve daily
operational control over VM placements, and create predictive, forward
looking views incorporating capacity reservations for new workloads
providing unmatched accuracy in forecasting requirements. Within the new
Reservation Console, the addition of Hyper-V® can have a significant
impact on workload routing decisions, and clearly exposes the relative
advantages of different hypervisors from a cost and fit for purpose
“Organizations are keeping their options open, and our new release
removes a lot of the barriers that would prevent multiple hypervisors
and cloud technologies from being adopted,” continued Hillier. “We are
very excited to bring this new level of operational control and
automation to Hyper-V® infrastructure, making it an even more viable
About CiRBA Inc.
CiRBA is the gold standard for Automated Capacity Control software in
virtual and cloud infrastructure. Only CiRBA’s policy-based engine
provides the precision required to confidently transform server
infrastructure, automatically control VM placements, and predict future
capacity requirements. Global 2000 customers using CiRBA see 40-70%
improvements in infrastructure efficiency through dramatically higher VM
density and safer automated operations.
For more information, visit www.cirba.com
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