Cirba Extends Infrastructure Analytics to NetApp Storage Solutions

Cirba Inc., a provider of software-defined infrastructure control solutions, is now supporting NetApp storage solutions, enabling organizations to optimize a variety of storage resources. Customers will be able to use NetApp OnCommand Insight (OCI) to leverage Cirba to place VMs and achieve visibility into storage requirements and health. 

Cirba will provide NetApp customers with intelligent workload routing, physical and virtual storage reservations, and ongoing control with alerts that will prompt customers to take action against any risk.

Moreover, Cirba’s VM placements will enable organizations to make better use of NetApp storage by balancing demand across virtual and physical storage resources, freeing up stranded storage capacity, and ensuring the right match between workload requirements and storage tiers.

Cirba also provides virtual and cloud infrastructure management teams with visibility into when resource shortfalls might adversely affect associated VMs and where excess resources exist for NetApp and other storage infrastructure connected to NetApp OCI. “You can now automate the process of balancing out the workloads across the infrastructure and make sure you have enough storage without having too much,” said Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of Cirba.

Cirba is a member of the NetApp Alliance Partner Program and collaborated with NetApp to expand the company’s storage capabilities. Because of the new support, Cirba can analyze storage resources connected to OCI, such as NetApp, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, HP and IBM storage.

Customers who already use NetApp storage or use multiple types of storage platforms will benefit from this support, according to Hillier. “What it means is that if you’re running NetApp storage or if you’re running mixed storage environments and using NetApp tools to manage it, we can just plug right into that and all the information on the physical storage comes over into our analytics,” Hillier said. Plans for the future include support for other platforms and data sources, Hillier said.

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