Cirba expands workload routing and analytics to major public clouds


Cirba has integrated with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and IBM SoftLayer for workload routing and management support in hybrid cloud environments.

The company focuses on software-defined infrastructure control products; and like many vendors, it has a hybrid cloud strategy. Connecting to three of the top public cloud infrastructures is critical to hybrid cloud architectures. What Cirba promises enterprises is centralized management of applications across hybrid environments.

"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, in a statement.  "Without analytics, organizations cannot automate the process nor can they effectively determine how to meet application requirements without risk or excessive cost."

The goal is to provide greater visibility into major public cloud infrastructures. An update coming this summer will automate the process of determining the best hosting environment for particular apps.

Previously, Cirba supported internal clouds based on VMware vCenter, Microsoft Hyper-V, IBM PowerVM on AIX and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization-based environments. The addition of public cloud support, besides being a significant step needed for enterprise customers, expands its routing analytics to external clouds.

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