Cirba Expands Cloud Integration with New Platform Update

Cirba Inc., a provider of software-defined infrastructure control analytics, is launching an upgraded version of its namesake platform featuring VM routing decisions for hybrid cloud environments.

Cirba version 9.0 will include integrations for cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and IBM SoftLayer. 

This new capability is available through Cirba’s Reservation Console, which is designed to govern and automate VM placement decisions within their internal environments, including VMware, OpenStack, Microsoft Hyper-V, IBM PowerVM on AIX and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platforms.

The update allows Cirba to automatically determine the best hosting environment for applications by simultaneously assessing compute, storage and network requirements, security considerations, compliance requirements, software licensing requirements, business rules and other operational policies.

By assessing both public clouds and internal environments, Cirba allows organizations to manage their hybrid hosting risk and eliminates the challenge and manual effort of trying to determine which workloads are suitable for the public cloud.

Once workloads are running in the cloud, Cirba also provides centralized visibility and hybrid optimization analysis that spans both on and off-premise workloads.

Moving forward, the company hopes to enhance its platform to tackle cost analysis and more, said Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of Cirba.

“It’s a major release but it’s actually quite simple - now anybody can take new or existing apps that are running, evaluate them, and find the best place to run them,” Hillier said. “It’s extremely powerful and is a huge enabler to adopting hybrid cloud.”

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