What makes CiRBA's
We could talk about our patents, or the millions of dollars and years invested in honing and advancing our analytics, but it really comes down to the quality of our answers and the results they deliver for our customers.
1. Strategic VM placements = Huge Infrastructure Savings
While most organizations have significant amounts of excess capacity in virtual and cloud environments, CiRBA's customers have control over their infrastructure and are able to run with less hardware and less risk. Optimized placements also enable organizations to significantly reduce processor-based-licensing costs by maximizing density and containing VMs. It's not unusual for CiRBA to reduce hardware and software costs by 40-70%.
The Question: How do we do it?
The key is workload placements.
Watch this 2 minute animation to learn how placements impact efficiency
in virtualized infrastructure
like they do in Tetris™.
Software License Control
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is a Critical Factor in
There are lots of tools generating simple utilization reporting against thresholds. But only CiRBA provides explicit actions, leveraging advanced utilization analysis, configuration data and your policies so you know exactly where to place workloads and how much resource to allocate. CiRBA's recommendations are also forward-looking to reduce volatility and risk. This gives you precise control over risk and efficiency - today and in the future.
3. Policy-based Control to ensure
performance and compliance
Only CiRBA provides comprehensive modeling of business and operational policies to give you required control for the various environments and workloads within your enterprise. Policy-based control over infrastructure is required to:
- Maximize efficiency and reduce spend
- Ensure availability of mission critical systems
- Ensure SLA and business policy compliance
- Control operational volatility
- Meet cyclical demands
CiRBA enables fearless agility by providing a Bookings Management System to process, fit, place and track all in and outbound hosts and guests. This not only enables teams to respond to capacity requests quickly and hold that capacity until it's needed, but it also enables accurate forecasting by detailing what the precise requirements will be in addition to projected growth trends. This gives you complete visibility into forward-looking infrastructure requirements so you buy just what you need, when you need it.
5. Meaningful Efficiency
Most organizations rely on CPU or memory utilization to determine how efficient virtualized infrastructure is. This is a false measure of how much capacity is actually required.
Only CiRBA models exactly what infrastructure is required based on actual utilization AND all of the additional requirements and policies that impact where things can go and how much capacity they require, such as HA / DR requirements, business and operational policies, regulatory requirements, or planned excess capacity for growth. This measurement is called the CiRBA Efficiency Index and only CiRBA can provide it.
Why the CiRBA Efficiency
Index is Critical
6. Optimize internal clouds with integrations enabling automation
CiRBA enables web services API connections that enables integrations to:
- Enable cloud management platforms like OpenStack and other external systems to send a request to CiRBA to receive the optimal initial VM placement for the request and reserve capacity for the new workload.
- Enable daily optimization of cloud infrastructure through integrations that enable VM rebalancing and resizing recommendations.