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VM Placements & Rebalancing

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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