Cirba Leads Panel Featuring Experts From Cisco, Red Hat And IDG Connect On Path To Becoming Software-Defined

Exclusive Event to Offer Insights on How Organizations Can Develop a Results-driven Approach to Software-defined Infrastructure

Toronto, Ontario – April 13, 2015 – Cirba Inc., the leading provider of software-defined infrastructure control solutions, today announced it will host a panel discussion on April 23 which will feature CTO & Co-Founder Andrew Hillier to discuss pragmatic approaches organizations can take to become software-defined. Joining Hillier at this invite-only event in London, as a moderator, will be Martin Veitch, editorial director, IDG Connect, and feature perspectives from well-known industry experts: Alessandro Perilli, General Manager, Cloud Management Strategy, Red Hat and John Evans, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco.  

While viewed by many as nirvana for IT operations, the software-defined data center (SDDC) is not achieved by bolting together virtualization, software-defined networking, and software-defined storage technologies. It is important for the SDDC to be viewed as an operational state that is achieved by adopting a policy-based, codified approach to controlling all the moving parts within the infrastructure. Key themes for the panel discussion will include ways to break through the hype surrounding SDDCs and useful ways to approach software-defined operations.

In particular, Hillier will outline practical strategies and approaches to achieving the true benefits of adopting software-defined infrastructure. Important topics covered by the panel will include:

  • Key technologies to underpin your software-defined infrastructure
  • What is needed to achieve automation without losing operational control
  • Unique considerations for SDN and NFV adoption
  • How to get a software-defined initiative to pay for itself (and compete with public cloud)

For more information, or to learn about Cirba’s upcoming event presence, please see here.


About Cirba Inc.

Cirba has re-imagined infrastructure control for the software-defined era.
We’re enabling the world’s most successful organizations to scientifically balance infrastructure supply and application demand – creating a demand-driven approach to infrastructure management that maximizes efficiency and cost-savings while reducing risk.
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