Toronto, Ontario – July 29, 2014 - Cirba Inc., the leading provider of software-defined infrastructure control solutions, issued the following statement regarding the importance of intelligent control and management of the software-defined data center (SDDC):
Cirba is at the forefront of helping Global 2000 companies maximize their return on data center infrastructure investments by adding a level of automated control to infrastructure management, no matter their underlying environment. These organizations are now making every aspect of their data center infrastructure more software-defined – through clever abstractions creating flexibility, agility, and enabling common hardware to be used to create special-purpose configurations. The ultimate goal for many is the 'software-defined data center,' (SDDC) and although the definition of precisely what this is can vary, it is basically the nirvana of IT operation.
However, the SDDC is not achieved by simply bolting together virtualization, software-defined networking, and other cutting-edge and software-defined technologies. It is an operational state that is achieved by eliminating current silos of compute, storage, network and software and adopting a new way of managing and controlling all the moving parts within the infrastructure.
Known as Software-Defined Infrastructure Control (SDIC), this level of sophistication is key to aligning the capabilities of the infrastructure (supply) with the requirements of the applications (demand), which in many ways is the true goal of SDDC. Cirba is pioneering the SDIC movement, and to do this, there are several aspects of infrastructure management that need to advance in order to enable this level of control:
With the trend toward software-defined infrastructure comes a new level of complexity that can only be controlled through sophisticated analytics and purpose-built control software. The ability to make unified, automated decisions that span compute, storage, network and software resources, that are based on the true demands and requirements of the applications, and that are accurate enough to drive automation without fear, is the foundation of the next generation of control of IT infrastructure. SDIC bridges the gap that has opened up in the data center management ecosystem and in many ways is the heart of the SDDC.
Cirba has re-imagined infrastructure control for the software-defined era. We're enabling the world's most successful organizations to scientifically balance infrastructure supply and application demand – creating a demand-driven approach to infrastructure management that maximizes efficiency and cost-savings while reducing risk. For more information, visit www.cirba.com or follow us on Twitter @Cirba.