Toronto, Ontario – August 5, 2015 - Cirba Inc., the leading provider of software-defined infrastructure control solutions, today released support for NetApp® storage solutions. The new integration to NetApp OnCommand® Insight (OCI) enables organizations to optimize use of storage resources by leveraging Cirba to intelligently place VMs and achieve visibility into storage requirements and health.
Cirba’s analytics automate VM routing decisions based on all the required constraints including workload utilization, business, technical, software licensing, and complex storage requirements. Cirba’s VM placements uniquely 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.
“Only Cirba enables organizations to optimize VM placements in a way that proactively balances demand to make the most efficient use of all IT resources, including storage assets. This helps leverage existing investments in element management frameworks and is a key step in moving forward automated cloud operational models and software-defined infrastructure,” said Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-Founder of Cirba. Cirba provides NetApp storage customers with:
As part of Cirba’s NetApp OCI support, Cirba can analyze storage resources connected to OCI, such as NetApp, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, HP and IBM storage. Cirba is a member of the NetApp Alliance Partner Program and collaborated with NetApp to expand the company’s storage capabilities.
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. For more information, visit www.cirba.com or follow us on Twitter @Cirba.