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Cloud and Virtualization Management

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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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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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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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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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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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 and Dell Infrastructure Consulting Services enable customers to optimize virtual and cloud infrastructure with capacity control

Back in 2013 Dell Global Services decided that it needed to modernize its approach to advising customers on infrastructure modernization, transformation and management.    Virtualization had penetrated many customer environments significantly and they were struggling less with transformation and more with … 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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