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Cloud and Virtualization Management

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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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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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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Cirba’s New Reservation Console Automates VM Routing and Capacity Bookings

Every industry that relies on the sharing of resources, such as hotels, airlines, and rental companies leverages a reservation system to make sure they optimize the use of their assets. Or, in other words, “match supply and demand”. Our customers … 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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Cirba Announces Revolutionary Control Console to the IBM® PowerVM Platform

Today marks another milestone in the evolution of Cirba’s Control Console. We announced that the Control Console in Cirba Version 7.1 will support IBM PowerVM for AIX environments. Click here to read the announcement. This will enable AIX customers to … Continue reading

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Do you have a reservation for that workload?

In almost every industry where resources are shared, bookings or reservations systems are used to manage requests and control the allocation and use of resources. Hotels, restaurants, and airlines all rely on reservations systems to ensure the effective use of … Continue reading

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Why Saving Money in the Cloud Isn’t a Slam Dunk

A recent Cirba survey of 94 individuals from large enterprises found that only seventeen percent of organizations had achieved their density and ROI goals with virtualization. In addition, seventy percent of the respondents indicated that they planned to move to … Continue reading

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What is the Right Utilization Target for Virtual & Internal Cloud Infrastructure? Do you know?

I’ll throw it out there – raw utilization measures are useless in determining the efficiency or effectiveness of a virtualization initiative or the ongoing management of virtualized infrastructure. As long as we have had distributed computing there has been an … Continue reading

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Planning Large-Scale Cloud Migration? Take a Lesson from a Global Leader and Build a Cloud Factory

It is no surprise that the vast majority of global organizations are looking to incorporate cloud models into their IT strategy in 2011.  There are lots of studies out there that point to why clouds are so appealing. The top … Continue reading

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