Gives infrastructure managers control over virtual and cloud infrastructure
Data centre intelligence (DCI) software provider CiRBA has unveiled CiRBA DCI – Control, Version 7.0 of its visualisation and analytics software.
The company said the software enables to proactively manage visualising and managing environments, giving infrastructure managers control over virtual and cloud infrastructure.
The latest offering comes with a new user interface, the CiRBA Control Console, that enables infrastructure managers to determine the resources that are properly configured and provisioned and which are at risk at the VM, host, cluster and environment level, CiRBA said.
With the new Action System, the version 7.0 also automates the execution of recommended actions required to address identified risks and inefficiencies, with integrations to third-party management systems such as VMware vCenter and VMware vCloudTM Director.
The new Action System provides actionable daily and forward-looking recommendations to address risks and inefficiencies, and identify planned changes by listing any Bookings.
The company noted the Control Console and Action System will streamline infrastructure management processes by communicating status and detailing precise actions required to optimise IT infrastructure and mitigate risk.
The new version will help companies understand ways to mitigate risk and meet policy requirements, in rebalancing workloads, changing allocations, adding or removing capacity, or booking resources for new workloads coming on board.
CiRBA said the offering’s new API enables organisations to streamline business processes and automate the execution of CiRBA analysis results by building integrations to additional applications such as help desks, and provisioning and orchestration tools.
CiRBA DCI – Control’s new Control Console is based on the organisation’s Efficiency & Risk Spectrum, which segregates resources in an environment according to three provisioning statuses that include, Too Little Infrastructure, Just Right and Too Much Infrastructure.
CiRBA said this enables users to assess where risks exist, under-provisioned resources, and which resources have excess capacity that may be reclaimed, over-provisioned resources.
Infrastructure managers and capacity managers can see the current state, as well as historical and predictive views to understand an environment’s status and requirements over time, and also create a Booking for new workloads and hosts coming online or systems leaving the environment.