|[January 17, 2013]
CiRBA Introduces Drag and Drop Transformation Planning
TORONTO --(Business Wire)--
a leading provider of capacity transformation and control software,
today announced the general availability of CiRBA Version
7.2, featuring Dynamic Transformation Planning for virtual and cloud
infrastructure. This new feature enables users to quickly and easily
analyze infrastructure for cloud migration and hardware refresh
opportunities, and to visualize the impact of these changes on running
environments, both now and in the future.
Dynamic Transformation Planning is available through CiRBA's
award-winning Control Console for virtual and cloud infrastructure, and
enables users to simply "drag
and drop" existing VMs and hosts onto new target platforms or
environments to assess the suitability and impact of a change. The new
capability combines the Control Console with CiRBA's industry leading
transformation analytics, leveraged by Fortune 500 organizations and
global tech firms such as CGI (News - Alert), Dell, IBM, Wipro and Unisys in their
virtualization and cloud migration consulting practices.
"In many organizations, existing virtual environments are starting to be
considered legacy, and the psh toward cloud operational models is
intensifying," said Andrew Hillier, CiRBA CTO and co-founder. "Self
service is important, but perhaps even more important is the
standardization that cloud models bring, both from a capacity
perspective and a configuration perspective. But this benefit is also
one of the biggest challenges, and migrating existing physical and
virtual workloads into clouds can be complex and time-consuming without
the right analytics. CiRBA's Dynamic Transformation Planning is an
intuitive mechanism to perform comprehensive analysis of the technical,
business and operational factors that govern if, when and how workloads
can be moved to the cloud."
CiRBA's Control Console enables organizations to manage and control
capacity in virtual and cloud environments by providing current and
predicted views of infrastructure requirements according to both policy
and utilization requirements. The console enables users to take action
and automate its recommendations for optimal VM placements, allocations
and capacity decisions in order to reduce infrastructure requirements by
40-70%. Dynamic Transformation Planning adds another dimension to the
existing capacity control features by enabling users to rapidly model
alternative supply options, such as hardware changes and upgrades, as
well as demand changes, such as the migration of workloads to other
internal or external environments. These capabilities further extend the
ability of the Control Console to increase efficiency and reduce
CiRBA Version 7.2 also enhances its capacity control capabilities with
the introduction of a new Storage Sensor that when activated provides
visibility into used and provisioned datastore capacity status for
VMware environments. Users can see which VMs and hosts rely on a
particular datastore to understand the impact of shortfalls and can also
reserve capacity within the datastores for new VMs coming online through
its Bookings capability, giving visibility into future demand for
"CiRBA's new Storage Sensor seamlessly integrates datastore capacity
into the Control Console, enabling visualization of supply and demand,
reservation of storage capacity, and forecasting to better plan for
requirements and avoid potential shortfalls," said Hillier.
About CiRBA Inc.
CiRBA is the world's leading capacity transformation and control system
for virtual and cloud infrastructure. CiRBA improves infrastructure
efficiency between 40 to 70 percent without introducing risk. CiRBA
accomplishes these incredible results by leveraging our unparalleled
policy-based, predictive analytics engine for controlling capacity by
determining intelligent workload placements and resource allocations.
Our award-winning user interface makes a complex science simple.
Global 2000 customers using CiRBA see dramatically higher density,
utilization and safer, automated operations.
For more information, visit www.cirba.com
or follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) @CiRBA.
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