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CiRBA to Present Webcast on Six Steps to Virtualization Planning
CiRBA Inc., a leader in data center intelligence software, today announced that it will host a live Webcast on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at noon EDT entitled “Six Steps to Virtualization Planning.” This one-hour event will be presented by Andrew Hillier, Co-founder & CTO, CiRBA, who has more than 15 years experience in designing, implementing and managing complex software systems.

In these uncertain economic times, the need to reduce costs within an organization’s infrastructure is ever more critical. With this renewed vigilance to trim costs, virtualization has become a priority initiative, although most organizations fall short of achieving the greatest ROI due to poor planning.

There are several core steps to this process that are intuitive to most virtualization initiatives, including sizing workloads and migrating servers and applications onto virtual infrastructure. These steps, however, are not sufficient to properly mitigate risk and to ensure that lessons learned from each phase are applied to subsequent implementations. This session will describe a six step process that also includes rigorous candidate qualification, detailed workload and constraint analysis, solution design, implementation, and constant process improvement. By applying these steps to virtualization initiatives the resulting environments are not only properly sized but are also compliant with business policies, tuned to specific risk tolerances, SLA requirements, and guided by lessons learned in previous implementation phases. The overall result is lower risk, higher efficiency and ultimately more rapid adoption of virtualization.

Attendees will gain the following insights:

  • How to identify servers that may be risky or inappropriate to virtualize
  • How to analyze business, risk and growth variations to optimize design
  • How to manage, track and improve the implementation process

For more information or to register for this Web cast, please visit the CiRBA website at:

Published Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:30 PM by David Marshall
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