CiRBA Releases Efficiency Management Platform for Cloud and Virtualized Infrastructure

CiRBA 6.0 provides role-based views of infrastructure efficiency so cross-functional teams can gain required visibility into efficiency and risk.

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CiRBA Inc. has released CiRBA 6.0, an enterprise solution for efficiency management that meets the evolving demands of managing cloud and virtualized infrastructure. Version 6.0 combines cross-platform analytics with customizable role-based dashboards that increase visibility and control over the efficiency and risk of systems.

CiRBA 6.0 supports the changing dynamics of infrastructure management, including the increased use of virtualization and cloud-based business models.

To effectively manage these environments, organizations must be able to make faster decisions within very fluid environments, have access to accurate, reliable information, and be able to communicate effectively with the various stakeholders that impact decisions or policies governing environments. CiRBA’s new dashboards deliver role-based views of efficiency and risks that offer accurate, actionable answers. CiRBA helps to automate the decision-making process leaving less to the interpretation of the user, thereby saving time, increasing accuracy and reducing risk.

Dashboard view examples include:

  • CIO/Executive views that provide overall measures of efficiency and risk across all platforms, vendors, and lines of business, including the ability to see how much capacity is utilized to service the business and how much extra is required to meet policy

  • Infrastructure and operations manager views that continuously report detailed use of capacity, workload rebalancing opportunities, capacity efficiency recommendations, potential capacity shortfalls, resource misallocations, host and guest configuration risks, and new workload placement strategies, plus advanced resiliency analysis, such as simulated cabinet/PDU/site failure, to provide daily insight into readiness and potential exposure

  • Capacity manager views that provide normalized analysis of supply and demand at the cluster, application, and business service level, including demand trending and forecasting based on both historical data as well as models of anticipated business changes and activity, providing insight into saturation points that dictate when new hardware or cloud capacity will be required

  • Cloud infrastructure manager views, which focus on the measurement of “whitespace” within compute pools, the maintenance of demand buffers to absorb new workloads, the rapid placement of new workloads based on self-service models, and the reservation of capacity based on known or anticipated demands
  • Application Owner/Line-of-Business views provide simplified access to activity levels, trends, risks, and opportunities

In addition to the new customizable, role-based dashboards, Version 6.0 provides:

  • New Intelligence Catalog consisting of customizable bookmarked links that take a user directly to any element an analyst wants to share; bookmarks can be leveraged for quick access to any CiRBA data element

  • Enhanced reporting that enables results to be automatically generated and made available to users

  • New Answer Quality Rating that enables analysts and consumers of answers to quickly determine if a given analysis meets the standards for quality as established by the organization; the rating is based on the amount and type of data available, the type of analysis, and thresholds and settings as determined by the analyst

CiRBA’s Version 6.0 builds on its cross-platform analytics solution that enables organizations to safely maximize the efficiency of cloud-based, virtualized, and physical infrastructure by determining what the right host infrastructure is, how much is required, how it should be allocated, and where to place workloads to maximize utilization. CiRBA’s policy-driven, multi-dimensional analysis simultaneously examines detailed configuration data, business policies, and utilization patterns and personalities. It is only through looking at the intersection of these three types of constraints that organizations’ can control risk while optimizing the efficiency and manageability of infrastructure.

More information is available at www.cirba.com.