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Making virtual to cloud migration analysis easier

Making virtual to cloud migration analysis easier

In many organizations the use of cloud operational models is on the rise. Many of them see the opportunities in this but the migration of existing physical and virtual workloads into clouds becomes complex and time-consuming without the right planning. On January 17, CiRBA, a provider of capacity transformation and control software, announced the general availability of its product’s Version 7.2, featuring Dynamic Transformation Planning for virtual and cloud infrastructure.

 CiRBA is a capacity transformation tool and control system for virtual and cloud infrastructure. CiRBA’s Dynamic Transformation Planning solution performs comprehensive analysis of the technical, business and operational factors that govern if, when and how workloads can be moved to the cloud. Dynamic Transformation Planning enables users to simply “drag and drop” existing VMs and hosts onto new target platforms or environments to assess the suitability and impact of a change.

This new feature enables users to:

  • Quickly and easily analyze infrastructure for cloud migration and hardware refresh opportunities;
  • Visualize the impact of changes on running environments;
  • The console enables users to take action and automate its recommendations for optimal VM placements, allocations and capacity decisions in order to reduce infrastructure requirements by 40-70%.
  • Rapidly model alternative supply options, such as hardware changes and upgrades, as well as demand changes, such as the migration of workloads to other internal or external environments.
  • Increase efficiency and reduce operational risk.

 CiRBA Version 7.2 also enhances its capacity control capabilities with the introduction of a new Storage Sensor that when activated provides visibility into used and provisioned datastore capacity status for VMware environments. Users can see which VMs and hosts rely on a particular datastore to understand the impact of shortfalls and can also reserve capacity within the datastores for new VMs coming online through its Bookings capability, giving visibility into future demand for storage.

As new cloud technologies are released into the market, organizations are offered more flexibility and choice. Whether you are considering a private cloud or a public cloud, you first must consider which of your company’s applications belong in the cloud and how to migrate them.

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