Most of us know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In the tale, everything that Mamma and Papa Bear had was TOO something (too hot, too cold, too big, too small, etc.) but everything Baby Bear had was “just right.” This story gave rise to the term the “Goldilocks Zone,” which has been used by many professions, including astronomers describing the perfect location in a solar system for a planet to bear life. But the term is also used in the cloud computing space, and Cirba purports to help customers find the Goldilocks Zone of cloud services.
The company’s solution offers a console that gives users information on risk and efficiency of cloud services at a single glance. It provides storage analytics, letting users know when there is over- or under-provisioning occurring. As representatives from Cirba told me at the recent Cloud Expo, customers want to know what their storage is doing well before they are out of storage!
Cirba’s solution appeals to large customers who manage tens of thousands of workloads, including companies in the financial and entertainment verticals. These companies often realize they are hitting a critical mass and can’t take care of their cloud analytics needs on their own.
The company has been signing up new partners recently, working with them to manage both their internal clouds and their customer-facing clouds. Cirba prides itself on focusing on policy management, drilling down into different types of environments and developing tests, using parameters and business considerations of SLAs and ability requirements.
In the end, it’s a bit like that scene in Seinfeld, when the rental car agent can take a reservation but not hold it. As Jerry points out, holding the reservation is the key, and companies need to know that, no matter how far out they go, there is enough capacity control to handle their needs.
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