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Cirba Offers VM Rebalancing Through Policy-based Controls

By CIOReview | Monday, September 14, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Cirba, a provider of software-defined infrastructure control solutions, offers rebalancing of virtual machines (VMs) for organizations relying on VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS.) Organizations can pair their solutions with Cibra to achieve rebalancing through policy-based control of infrastructure.

vSphere DRS is a tool used by most VMware customers to monitor utilization and move VMs to avoid short-term over stacking of physical hosts. Cibra programmatically codifies an organization’s operational policies and applies advanced analytics to determine the optimal VM routing and placement decisions for maximizing density and avoiding performance risk.

Cibra synchronizes vSphere DRS rules with its infrastructure control policies by integrating with vSphere DRS. Using Cirba’s policies and analyzing results to define how vSphere DRS makes VM moves gives customers both real-time control and confidence that comes from having an intelligent control system that actively and automatically optimizes the environment.

“Real time VM rebalancing as provided by tools like vSphere DRS should be used as a safety net, not an optimization strategy. Using deeper analytics to drive VM placements translates into higher VM density, lower software costs, and reduced VM movement within an environment. The ability to react to changing and unforeseen conditions is still important, but constant motioning is an indication of a poorly managed environment,” says Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-Founder, Cirba. “Combining Cirba and DRS gives customers the best of both worlds – intelligent predictive analytics that know exactly where VMs should go and how resources should be allocated, alongside a tool providing real time response when anomalies occur.”