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Cirba Announces Hybrid Cloud Routing Analytics

Cirba Inc., the leading provider of software-defined infrastructure control solutions, today announced workload routing and management support for hybrid cloud environments that include Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM SoftLayer.

"Cirba provides the necessary decision control point for automatically determining where applications can safely run in hybrid environments. It is only through detailed analysis of application requirements against the security, cost, and technical capabilities of available public clouds and internal infrastructures that the best hosting environment can be chosen," said Andrew Hillier, co-founder and CTO of Cirba. "Without analytics, organizations cannot automate the process nor can they effectively determine how to meet application requirements without risk or excessive cost."

Available from Cirba today are new integrations to Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM SoftLayer that provide centralized management for enterprise applications across hybrid cloud environments. Cirba customers will now have extended visibility into applications that are hosted externally and whether they are appropriately resourced. They will also be able to assess these applications against on-premise hosting environments to determine whether they should be brought back in-house. With this announcement, Cirba extends its existing support for internal VMware vCenter, Microsoft Hyper-V, IBM PowerVM on AIX and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization-based environments to external clouds so that customers can seamlessly manage hybrid cloud environments.

Through an update to its Reservation Console to be released this summer, Cirba will also automate the process of determining the best hosting environment for applications by simultaneously assessing them against both public clouds and internal environments. In doing so, Cirba's analytics eliminate hosting risk by ensuring all the critical criteria are considered, including compute, storage and network requirements, security considerations, compliance requirements, software licensing requirements and other operational policies. This capability is underpinned by a rich web services API, and will enable fully-automated workflows.

Hillier added, "Having a centralized policy-based control system for hybrid cloud that provides the necessary checks and balances is critical. Determining where a workload should be hosted and how resources are allocated is fundamental to modern IT infrastructure, and providing automation and governance around this is at the core of cloud and software-defined operational models."

Published Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:06 AM by David Marshall
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