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CiRBA Announces Control Console for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0

CiRBA’s new Control Console provides IT organizations with control over risk and efficiency in virtual and cloud infrastructure

CiRBA on Wednesday announced support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 in its latest release of CiRBA Version 7.0. CiRBA's new Control Console provides IT organizations with control over risk and efficiency in virtual and cloud infrastructure. The console provides a visualization revealing in a single view where attention is required at the VM, host, and cluster level and explicit instructions on what to do in order to eliminate risk and increase efficiency.

"CiRBA and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization provide a powerful solution for enabling organizations to gain control over virtual infrastructure while significantly reducing its cost," said Chuck Tatham, SVP, Operations and Business Development at CiRBA. "CiRBA's analytics help organizations place workloads and allocate resources in order to safely maximize efficiency and VM density. Organizations benefiting from the efficiency gains provided by CiRBA analytics along with the performance and cost advantages of leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization-based infrastructure have opportunities to achieve substantial savings on infrastructure over VMware-based alternatives."

Regardless of virtualization platform, most organizations today combat risk in server infrastructure by over-provisioning capacity and over-allocated resources to VMs, significantly increasing the cost of virtualization. CiRBA's Control Console gives organizations the power to set policies for how virtual infrastructure should be managed, then safely eliminate waste  by revealing whether or not VMs, hosts or clusters have "Too Little Infrastructure" (resources in the red band), "Too Much Infrastructure" (resources in the yellow band) or are "Just Right" (resources in the green band). This provides a simple means of understanding what is at risk, what is inefficient, and where action needs to be taken. Infrastructure managers use the Spectrum view and explicit actions provided by CiRBA such as VM moves, VM allocation or capacity changes to work toward a simple goal of moving all of the entities in an environment into the green. CiRBA's analytics model an organization's business and operational policies so that requirements for SLAs, regulations, DR, HA, and other critical criteria are reflected in the actions recommended by the solution.

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