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CiRBA Joins Red Hat in Open Cloud Management Community

CiRBA Inc., the leading provider of Automated Capacity Control software, today announced that is joining Red Hat’s ManageIQ community, which aims to provide the industry's leading open source cloud management platform with advanced governance and automation capabilities. As part of the community, CiRBA will enable integration between the ManageIQ framework and CiRBA, enabling organizations to automatically and intelligently balance capacity supply with application demand. CiRBA drives efficiency and automation by determining the best host environment for new VM placements, rebalancing workloads to maintain optimal efficiency and minimize risk, and providing predictive analysis to ensure deployed capacity is in line with anticipated demand over the long term.

The ManageIQ community is Red Hat’s latest significant contribution to the OpenStack ecosystem and brings together developers, service providers, system integrators, researchers and users to collaborate and drive innovation in the management of OpenStack and open hybrid clouds.

”Automation is a key goal for the OpenStack community, and CiRBA fills a critical gap by automatically determining the optimal placements for workloads based on workload patterns, technical requirements and business policies, ” said Andrew Hillier, co-founder and CTO of CiRBA. “CiRBA’s customers include many of the world’s largest organizations, and they rely on our capacity control capabilities to optimize placements for hundreds of thousands of VMs in their virtual and private cloud infrastructure. We are very pleased to bring an enterprise-grade solution for capacity control to the ManageIQ community.”

CiRBA already offers an API-level integration to OpenStack, enabling more advanced resource scheduling for self-service requests. This API also provides the ability to proactively route workloads and book capacity based on future application needs, adding a hotel-booking element to any cloud deployment. As part of the ManageIQ community, CiRBA plans to integrate these advanced placement and booking capabilities with the broader cloud management platform.

”We are pleased to welcome CiRBA to the ManageIQ Community and look forward to integrating their unique automation capabilities into an open cloud management environment,” said Joe Fitzgerald, general manager, Cloud Management, Red Hat. “Workload routing and balancing provides an integral piece to cloud management strategy, and we look forward to CiRBA’s code contributions so more users, especially in the OpenStack community, can experience the benefits of an open cloud management platform atop their private cloud deployments.”

About CiRBA Inc.

CiRBA's Automated Capacity Control software intelligently balances infrastructure supply and demand in virtual and cloud infrastructure in order to eliminate capacity risk and drive enterprise efficiency. Only CiRBA provides complete visibility into existing and future demand for compute, storage and network resources so organizations can optimize VM routing, placement and sizing decisions and forecast with accuracy. Global 2000 customers using CiRBA see 40-70% improvements in infrastructure efficiency through dramatically higher VM density and safer, automated operations.

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