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Cirba Named “Cool Vendor” For Server Virtualization Management By Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors Selected for the “Cool Vendor Report” are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

Toronto, Ontario – March 25, 2008 Cirba Inc., a leader in Data Center Intelligence software, today announced that Gartner, a technology research and analyst firm, has named Cirba to its “Cool Vendors in Server Virtualization Management, 2008” report, published on March 17, 2008 and authored by analysts Cameron Haight, Ronni J. Colville and Milind Govekar. Cirba was one of four technology vendors evaluated in this year’s Cool Vendors report.

Cirba brings highly innovative and differentiated analytics to the world of virtualization.  Cirba’s software enables organizations to optimally transform data centers toward more virtualized infrastructure, and then powers the ongoing management of these more dynamic environments.  Cirba is the only solution that combines sophisticated cross platform data acquisition with an analytics engine that simultaneously optimizes against all configuration, workload and business constraints to proactively manage next generation data centers.

“We are extremely pleased that a leading analyst firm like Gartner evaluated our technology,” said Gerry Smith, president and CEO of Cirba.  “Cirba’s software is unmatched in its ability to analyze complex environments enabling organizations to mitigate risk while establishing and managing optimally consolidated data centers. We believe that Gartner’s analysis validates our innovative approach to virtualization management to a growing customer base worldwide.”

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About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Cirba Inc.

Cirba is a leading provider of Data Center Intelligence (DCI) solutions. Cirba provides enterprise software that enables Global 5000 organizations to rapidly analyze and visually map the safest path to an optimally consolidated and virtualized data center. Using a unique cross platform, multi-strategy approach, Cirba addresses all configuration, workload and business constraints to ensure success in any consolidation initiative.

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