|[August 26, 2013]
CiRBA's New Reservation Console Fills Critical Gap in Enterprise Cloud Operations by Automating VM Routing and Capacity Bookings
TORONTO --(Business Wire)--
a leading provider of Automated Capacity Control software, today
announced a new Reservation Console that enables organizations to
automate new workload routing and capacity reservations processes. The
console automates what is a manual process today of selecting the
optimal hosting environment for new workloads, reserving compute and
storage capacity in advance of use, and ultimately providing the
detailed host level placement recommendations for the workload.
The Reservation Console features a new, tunable scoring system that
scientifically identifies the optimal destination environment for new
workloads. The system provides a new Hosting Score, which is based on a
range of criteria including occupancy levels, technical considerations,
software licensing constraints, operational policies, and regulatory
compliance. Organizations can modify the attributes considered and also
tune their weighting so that recommendations are aligned with
organizational goals and application owner preferences. Not only does
this ensure that the requirements of each workload are properly matched
to the characteristics of the infrastructure, eliminating compliance
issues and reducing operational risk, but it also enables the
Reservation Console to balance demand across all available
infrastructure, including cloud environments, midrange systems, and even
different physical data centers.
And as its name suggests, the new Reservation Console also provides
users with a new avenue to reserve capacity in advance of its actual
use, guaranteeing that resources will be available for application
deployments and effectively acting as a "hotel reservation system" to
application groups and lines of business. The new console complements
the environment-level CiRBA Booking Management System by providing users
with visibility into all inbound capacity reservation requests and all
available environments, enabling routing and reservations into the best
environment for each request. This not only increases customer
confidence but also enables highly accurate forecasting of capacity
requirements, avoiding expenditures on unnecessary hardware and software.
"Many internal cloud platforms focus on automating the process of
provisioning capacity in a specific target environment, but this is
actually a small part of the overall picture," said Andrew Hillier,
Co-founder and CTO of CiRBA. "It still forces organizations to figure
out which environment, geography and hosting technology is best for an
application or request. This is a time consuming, inaccurate and highly
manual process, and the Reservation Console solves this by automating
the process of evaluating hosting options, routing capacity requests and
reserving capacity in the target environment."
CiRBA's Reservation Console
The Reservation Console leverages CiRBA's workload routing API released
in June that enables placement recommendations to be fed directly from
CiRBA through to cloud management platforms, such as OpenStack, filling
a critical gap in the automation of self-service and planned workload
The new Reservation Console works alongside CiRBA's award winning
Capacity Control Console which provides daily optimization of workload
placements and sizing through rebalancing and VM right-sizing
instructions that are fed into hypervisor management solutions.
Automation of capacity reservations through the Reservation Console
feeds the Capacity Control Console's capacity bookings and forecasting
capabilities to ensure infrastructure and capacity managers get an
accurate picture of future infrastructure requirements that includes
both trends and planned projects. This effectively closes the loop on
CiRBA's unique end-to-end model for transforming, controlling and
CiRBA's new Reservation Console will be available in November 2013.
About CiRBA Inc.
CiRBA is the gold standard for Automated Capacity Control software in
virtual and cloud infrastructure. Only CiRBA's policy-based engine
provides the precision required to confidently transform server
infrastructure, automatically control VM placements, and predict future
capacity requirements. Global 2000 customers using CiRBA see 40-70%
improvements in infrastructure efficiency through dramatically higher VM
density and safer, automated operations.
For more information, visit www.cirba.com
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