CiRBA, provider of Data Center Intelligence software, today announced the release of Version 5.0 of its virtualization and consolidation analysis software. With Version 5.0, CiRBA aims to enable organizations to build dynamic models of their virtual and physical infrastructure to continually identify opportunities to improve performance, optimize VM placements, and minimize operational risk.
“Version 5.0 underscores the fact that all the details that go into planning virtualized infrastructure must also be factored in on a daily basis when managing virtual environments,” said Andrew Hillier, CIRBA CTO and Co-Founder. “All business-level constraints, technical compatibilities, workload personalities, and risk tolerances need to be respected every time an environment undergoes changes. And because virtual environments are constantly changing, CiRBA’s latest release provides the dynamic analysis needed to bring all of this together to optimize utilization and minimize operational risk, while at the same time keeping an eye on minimizing power consumption and maximizing financial returns.”
Using CIRBA Version 5.0, organizations build unique dynamic models of existing IT environments. These models provide a consolidated view of the critical business, technical, configuration, and workload data typically stored in disparate systems. Pre-packaged and customizable analysis templates are applied to these models in order to provide the intelligence required to transform an environment and continually assess the impact of change within virtualized infrastructure.
Because the analysis is rule-driven, the options for analysis are virtually unlimited and are generally categorized according to the type of transformation being considered such as P2P, P2V or V2V, or by the requirements of an individual’s role or focus, such as capacity planning, risk management or compliance reporting.
CiRBA Version 5.0 also introduces integrated financial analysis by enabling the results of an analysis to be directly inserted into any Excel-based financial model. CiRBA 5.0 includes a default model that provides a comprehensive TCO/ROI calculation, factoring in both capital and operational savings, applying hardware, power, facilities and staff costs to analysis results to determine the true financial profile of each strategy being considered.