CiRBA Unveils Data Center Software

CiRBA announced the release of version 4.2 of its flagship Data Center Intelligence (DCI) solution

May 15, 2007

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TORONTO -- CiRBA Inc., a leader in Data Center Intelligence, today announced the release of version 4.2 of its flagship Data Center Intelligence (DCI) solution. The latest version offers improved usability, performance enhancements, data acquisition enhancements and expanded system audit coverage.

CiRBA's software enables organizations to rapidly analyze and visually map the safest path to an optimally consolidated and virtualized data center. In version 4.2, analysis performance and usability enhancements, such as the new Map Navigation Window, provide a practical and scalable approach to navigating large data center analysis maps.

Businesses simply cannot afford to take chances with complex virtualization and server consolidation decisions,” said Gerry Smith, president and CEO of CiRBA. “While many of these strategies can be quick and easy to implement in a safe lab environment, the big challenge comes in broader production use. CiRBA offers the ability to rapidly and empirically derive the lowest risk paths to reducing costs and optimizing data center efficiency.”

Some of the new features available with CiRBA 4.2 include:

  • New Map Navigation Window – Through its unique compatibility maps, the CiRBA solution offers an intuitive way of visualizing an organization’s server environment. A new analysis Map Navigation Window in version 4.2 provides a practical and scalable visualization of large maps to enable data center managers to look at the big picture but quickly and easily zoom in and focus on areas that warrant closer examination.

  • Customizable Statistical Distribution Report – CiRBA provides specialized Statistical Distribution Reports to facilitate compliance and consolidation analysis initiatives. The report identifies statistical outliers in an organization’s environment by providing detailed comparative variance and distribution analysis of the configuration of systems in a data center. In version 4.2, outliers can be selectively removed from the report to reflect an organization’s accepted server configuration variances

  • Data Acquisition – Whether it’s for a one-time QuickStart implementation or a long term deployment with ongoing scheduled audits, CiRBA’s comprehensive data acquisition options provide unparalleled flexibility to collect configuration, workload and non-technical constraint data for data center transformation analysis. CiRBA's already extensive list of data acquisition options has been further expanded in version 4.2.
    **Agentless WMI Configuration and Performance Data Collection
    **New Data Import interface
    **Expanded SNMP Agent Coverage to include:

    --SuSE SLES9 x64 SP3 and SLES10 x64
    --SuSE SLES8 SP1 and SLES9 SP3 for pSeries
    --Microsoft Virtual Server version 2005

  • Analysis Usability and Performance – Extensive advancements in map caching and other performance optimizations in version 4.2 makes all actions, from generating analysis maps to making rule edits and performing what-if analysis, significantly faster.CiRBA Inc.

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