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IBM Standardizes on Cirba for its Private Modular Cloud Offering

We are very pleased to announce that IBM has standardized on Cirba for is Private Modular Cloud (PMC) offering. PMC is IBM’s private on premise cloud solution.  It is a packaging of hardware, software, system orchestration and management that enables … Continue reading

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Infographic Outlining Top Priorities and Obstacles in Getting to Software-Defined Infrastructure

This week Cirba released a new infographic leveraging findings from analyst firm EMA’s recent survey of 235 infrastructure professionals. The infographic provides insight into: • Top priorities in establishing software-defined infrastructure • The progress organizations have made • The key … Continue reading

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Cirba’s Evolution: The Path to Becoming Software-Defined Infrastructure Control

Watch this short video by Cirba president & CEO, Gerry Smith, to understand how Cirba grew from its roots in virtualization and transformation planning analytics to become the leader in infrastructure control for enterprise private cloud environments to today, providing … Continue reading

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Insights from EMA on The Key to Empowering the Software-Defined Data Center

We are very pleased to share a paper by analyst firm EMA that explores the challenges and approaches IT organizations need to take in order to achieve a software-defined operational state.  In the words of EMA: “EMA has identified the … Continue reading

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Cirba Exec’s Take On the Ice Bucket Challenge

With the help of Cirba employees, Gerry Smith, Andrew Hillier and Riyaz Somani took on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS Association. Watch the videos below!

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How will you decide which applications to put into external cloud?

As we have mentioned in previous blog posts, organizations struggle with the decision of where to put their workloads. This doesn’t just apply at the server level, but it also very challenging to determine which environments new and existing applications … Continue reading

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How to intelligently automate VM routing, capacity reservations and infrastructure optimization in VMware vCloud Automation Center

A lot of organizations are adopting VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) and we often get asked how Cirba fits. The two solutions are very complementary. vCAC provides a provisioning workflow that captures end user requirements for a VM, builds and … Continue reading

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Software-Defined Infrastructure Control

Organizations are gaining momentum in the drive toward the software-defined data center. While the focus has been on adopting the raw underlying technologies for compute, storage and networking, the real key to achieving a truly software-defined state is having the … Continue reading

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How to Program VMware DRS to Respect Software License Requirements

One area of huge potential cost savings in virtualized and private cloud infrastructure is software licensing. Many organizations don’t plan VM placements with an eye towards reducing licensing requirements. And when you are licensing by CPU or core, such as … Continue reading

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How does Cirba fit Gartner’s Vision for Capacity Management in Web-scale IT?

Cirba is at the Gartner Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit this week in Berlin. Leading up to the event, Gartner analysts Ian Head and Milind Govekar published a report on the importance and role of Capacity and Performance Management in … Continue reading

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Cirba is Heading to Cisco Live to Showcase Joint Cisco Wave Solution

Next week we will be one of the 200+ vendors at Cisco Live showing off our software to some of the over 20,000! attendees. Cisco is a valued customer and partner of Cirba’s and we are excited to be heading … Continue reading

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Thinking of Going Open Source for Your Private Cloud?

Red Hat announced the formation of the ManageIQ community today with the aim to provide the industry’s leading open source cloud management platform with advanced governance and automation capabilities. Cirba has joined the community to integrate to the ManageIQ framework … Continue reading

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Cirba’s New Business and Application-centric Capacity Control for IT Infrastructure

Today we announced a new capability that enables IT to empower business groups and application owners to intelligently balance server and storage requirements with application demand. Cirba does this by providing IT, the app owners and line of business owners … Continue reading

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Cirba Advances Partner Program with Addition of Outsourcers and Cloud Service Provider Categories

Cirba’s software is regarded as the gold standard for integrators and consulting companies to advise their customers on server and data center transformations and capacity control. Our software has been deployed in hundreds of companies by leading integrators around the … Continue reading

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Shared compute, storage and network resources wreak havoc in your data center

Sharing resources and constant change are hallmarks of modern virtualized and cloud-based environments. It has become intensely complicated for organizations with large-scale virtual and private cloud infrastructures to try to control operations, risk and efficiency as a result. Download our … Continue reading

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