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Cirba and Arista provide network aware software-defined infrastructure control

Today we announced support for Arista’s software-driven cloud networking solutions. Cirba’s analytics incorporate rich metrics available from Arista to drive precise network-aware VM routing and placement decisions that will significantly reduce risk and deliver unprecedented levels of efficiency and agility. … Continue reading

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How is your organization enabling a hybrid cloud strategy?

Will you have visibility across all your enterprise workloads – hosted internally and externally? Do you really know where they should run? When to re-size? When to bring back in house or change hosting environments? A lot of organizations we … Continue reading

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Why Cirba Is Virtualization Review Editor’s Choice

Cirba software-defined infrastructure control solution was recently recognized in Virtualization Review’s “2015 Editor’s Choice Awards.” The prestigious accolade, which asks contributing editors to name which products they loved the most in 2015, was chosen by virtualization expert Dan Kuzentsky. After … Continue reading

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Optimizing Use of Physical Storage Resources Through Intelligent VM Placement and Reservations

Cirba recently announced integration to EMC® ViPR® SRM, enabling organizations to optimize use of storage resources through smarter workload placements and visibility into storage health. Continue reading

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Ben Fathi, Former VMware® CTO, Joins Cirba Board of Directors

As reported in Fortune magazine by Barb Darrow, Ben Fathi, former VMware® CTO, joined Cirba’s board of directors. Earlier this week, Mr. Fathi announced that he had taken on the position of head of engineering at CloudFlare, an Internet security … Continue reading

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Cirba Integrates to IBM® Cloud Orchestrator to give customers Software-Defined Control Over VM Placements

As more diverse virtual and cloud hosting options become available, what organizations really require is intelligent automation that is driven by analytics, with a complete world view that includes detailed workload requirements and deep awareness of the capabilities of available … Continue reading

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Bank of America CTO Discusses Drive to Move to Software-Defined Infrastructure

“Where we see the future, where we see the greatest opportunity for us, is to move much more toward software-defined infrastructure.” Bank of America CTO, David Reilly Cirba customer, Bank of America, was recently interviewed by ZDNet on the topic … Continue reading

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Path to Becoming Software-Defined: Insights from Industry Experts

Last week Cirba invited a group of about 20 senior IT workers, ranging from CIOs to heads of infrastructure and architects, to meet experts and discuss their views of the software-defined data center. The debate, which took place at the … Continue reading

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Cirba announces support for KVM running OpenStack®

This week we announced support for KVM environments running OpenStack®. We are seeing a rise in popularity of this platform in our customer base as a secondary platform. This is an interesting trend as multiple cloud stacks in an environment … Continue reading

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Betting on VMware® vRealize™ Automation™ (formerly VMware vCloud Automation Center) for your private cloud?

VMware’s vRealize Automation (vRA) was designed to automate the provisioning workflow surrounding new VMs. The solution performs three major functions for an organization: Providing a self service portal for capturing new workload placement requests Selecting an environment to start the … Continue reading

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The Cost of Bad Routing Decisions in Private Cloud

As more organizations plan to deploy cloud management platforms (CMPs) like VMware vRealize Automation that will span multiple hosting environments, they start to examine in depth how they will determine which environments new workloads will get routed to. CMPs that … Continue reading

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How Software-Defined Infrastructure Control enables success in private cloud

The cloud promised to deliver faster access to capacity, automation and truly fit-for-purpose infrastructure. But a catalog and a self-service portal alone don’t fully constitute cloud. And what most organizations call cloud today really isn’t. In reality, most organizations haven’t … Continue reading

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How Cirba Saved a Fortune 50 Bank $5.5 Million in Microsoft Windows Server Processor-based Licenses

An upcoming license renewal can be a blessing or a curse. Unfortunately for many organizations, it typically means ever increasing costs with environment growth for popular software packages like operating systems or databases. Below is the story of how one … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Burned by the Shift to Core-based Licensing for SQL® Server 2014

Anyone who owns the SQL® Server licenses for their organization will know that Microsoft® made a change to standardize on core-based licensing for the enterprise edition with the 2014 release in April. For many this represents a change and introduces … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Reduce Software Licensing Costs in Virtual and Cloud Infrastructure

Virtual and cloud environments have opened up the possibility of moving to core-based or processor-based licensing, or what we refer to as host-based licensing. These models essentially permit the licensing of an entire physical host server upon which an unlimited … Continue reading

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