Cirba announced its upcoming release, Version 7.0, at VMWorld 2011 in Las Vegas two weeks ago. VMWorld is always an action-packed event with customer and partner get-togethers and the sheer volume of traffic through the conference (up to 19,000 from the 15,000 attendees last year), but truly the big highlight this year was seeing firsthand how people responded to Version 7.0. It was incredibly gratifying after months of hard labor by the entire team at Cirba that the release was so positively received.
Even the TechTarget team running the VMWorld awards agreed. Cirba Version 7.0 was a finalist in the New Technology category of “Best of VMWorld” 2011 awards. Back in 2007, when we launched analytics for planning physical to virtual transformations, Cirba won the Best of VMWorld Gold award for Capacity Planning & Consolidation Software, so you can imagine how proud we were to be recognized the second time out of the gate with a new solution – this time with analytics for gaining control over risk and efficiency in existing virtual and cloud infrastructure!
The New Technology category is open to any virtualization product that had not yet shipped but would be available by the end of 2011. Version 7.0 will be shipping in Q4 this year. From the press release:
Cirba DCI – Control, Version 7.0 of its analytics software, which provides a revolutionary new way of visualizing and managing environments, giving infrastructure managers unprecedented control over virtual and cloud infrastructure.
Cirba DCI – Control’s intuitive new user interface, the Cirba Control Console, enables infrastructure managers to determine in a single glance which resources are appropriately placed, configured and provisioned and which are at risk at the VM, host, cluster and environment level. Through the new Action System, Cirba also automates the execution of recommended actions required to address identified risks and inefficiencies, with integrations to third-party management systems such as VMware® vCenterTM and VMware® vCloudTM Director. Together, Cirba’s new Control Console and Action System greatly simplify and streamline infrastructure management processes by quickly communicating status and detailing precise actions required to optimize IT infrastructure and mitigate risk in accordance with an organization’s operational policies.
For a preview, check out a few videos on our website including an address by CTO and co-founder Andrew Hillier, a demo of our new product, and a short video explaining how organizations can benefit from the solution.