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Cisco Presenting Joint Wave and Cirba Solution at SDN World Congress in Paris

Cisco, a great partner and customer of Cirba’s, is presenting at SDN World Congress this week in Paris. John Evans and Arash Afrakteh will take the stage March 21 to present: SDN-based Traffic Management for IP/MPLS Networks: Reality, not Snake … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing Journal: Why Intelligent VM Routing Is Critical to Your Private Cloud’s Success

Any capacity-based business, whether it’s an airline, hotel or manufacturer thrives when they make the most efficient use of their expensive capacity.  Too much capacity and costs are too high. Too little capacity and customer needs aren’t met. To be … Continue reading

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Lessons That Managers of Virtual and Cloud Infrastructure Can Learn from the Ritz

A byline by Cirba CTO & co-founder Andrew Hillier appeared on Wired’s Innovation Insights this week. In it, Andrew outlines what we can learn about managing private cloud and virtualization from hotel operations for optimizing operations, particularly those like the … Continue reading

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Gerry Smith, Cirba President & CEO to Discuss Balancing IT Infrastructure Supply and Demand at OASIS: The Montgomery Summit

This week our President and Chief Executive Officer, Gerry Smith, will present Cirba’s vision for controlling IT supply and demand at OASIS: The Montgomery Summit. This is an invitation-only event featuring top entrepreneurs and investors, senior level technology executives, and … Continue reading

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Cirba’s Reservation Console Ships!

With the release of Cirba Version 8 this week, customers can now leverage the new Reservation Console to automate the entire process of selecting the optimal hosting environment for new workloads and reserving compute and storage capacity. Not only does the … Continue reading

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Is Your Organization Ready to Support a Multi-Hypervisor Strategy?

VMware® may still dominate the hypervisor market, but one thing is certain: IT leaders are getting serious about adopting alternatives. According to research by Torsten Volk of EMA, 82% of organizations plan to adopt more than one hypervisor. In response … Continue reading

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Cirba’s Product Advisory Conference: Highlights of Cirba’s New Reservation Console

Last week some of Cirba’s largest customers, including Cisco, FedEx, Lowes, McKesson, AIG, TD Bank Group, and others joined Cirba executives and product managers in Boston for a focused Product Advisory Conference. We were thrilled to have seventeen attendees from … Continue reading

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Cirba Product Advisory Conference to Address Capacity Supply and Demand Issues in the Modern Data Center

Recently, we announced our new Reservation Console, which will be available in January 2014.  This new console adds state of the art “Hotels.com” like capabilities for capacity reservations and automated workload routing to our automated capacity control software. We believe … Continue reading

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Bringing Order from Chaos in Your Internal Cloud

We are excited to host our first Webcast with GigaOM Research on October 24 at 1 p.m. ET. Analyst Barb Goldworm (@barbgoldworm) will moderate the event entitled: “Internal Cloud Management: Bringing Order from Chaos.” And analyst Jo Maitland will serve … Continue reading

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Saving Big on Software Licensing in Virtual & Cloud Infrastructure

Managing software licensing has always been a burden for the IT department and most organizations don’t do a great job at it. Compliance is often the focus of management processes and tools, with little emphasis on cost control. But software … Continue reading

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Cirba Provides Drag and Drop Cloud Migration Planning via the Control Console

Many of you are familiar with Cirba’s Control Console that enables organizations to safely maximize density and control risk in virtual and cloud environments.  Today we announced the ability to “drag and drop” existing VMs and hosts onto new target … Continue reading

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Cirba and Dell Partner to Give Customers Greater Control over Virtual and Cloud Infrastructure

Cirba is thrilled to announce its partnership with Dell’s global services organization. Our organizations have joined together to give customers control over efficiency and risk in their virtual and cloud environments – whether they are transforming infrastructure or managing existing … Continue reading

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VMware DRS – Load Balancing Masquerading as a Workload Placement Solution

Do you remember Aesop’s fable of the wolf in sheep’s clothing? One day a wolf found the skin of a sheep that had been thrown aside and put it over himself to blend in with the sheep. By doing so, … Continue reading

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The New Era of Capacity Control

Change – In the world of IT, as much as we’d sometimes like things to stay the same, change is inevitable. The thing about change in our industry, however, is that if we don’t embrace it and move with it, … Continue reading

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Capacity Control Systems for Everyone

We had a discussion the other day with an analyst who told us that a vendor couldn’t say that they had a true data center solution if they didn’t provide multi-hypervisor support beyond VMware. He was right. It’s a changing … Continue reading

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