Cirba Extends Software-Defined Infrastructure Control to EMC Storage

Cirba Inc., a provider of software-defined infrastructure control solutions, released integration to EMC ViPR SRM, enabling organizations to optimize use of storage resources through smarter workload placements and visibility into storage health. The new integration adds to Cirba’s existing support for placing workloads and optimizing infrastructure considering datastore requirements and physical storage resources managed by NetApp OnCommand Insight (OCI), announced in August 2015.

“Through the integration with Cirba, the valuable data available in EMC ViPR SRM can now be analyzed to drive strategic hosting decisions, enabling policy-driven workload routing, future capacity reservation, and detailed placement of virtual machines based on their precise compute and storage requirements,” said Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of Cirba. “And, because SRM supports multivendor storage environments, this enables enterprise-wide optimization and balancing of the use of storage resources, predictive analysis of potential shortfalls, and visibility back to the lines of business.”

With this new release, Cirba’s analytics are designed to help enable organizations to make better use of storage resources monitored by EMC SRM by determining the optimal host environment for the workload based on multiple factors including detailed storage requirements, workload utilization, business, technical, and software licensing. Cirba’s VM placements are intended to match workload requirements to available storage capacity and tiers. It also keeps the use of these resources balanced with the use of compute resources across the enterprise to free up stranded capacity.

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 in the storage resources attached to EMC SRM.

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