Category Archives: VM Routing & Capacity Reservations

VM Routing & Capacity Reservations

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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