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CiRBA Advances Partner Program with Addition of Outsourcers and Cloud Service Provider Categories

CiRBA, a leading provider of Automated Capacity Control software, today announced that it has extended its partner program to include streams and license options for both managed infrastructure (IT outsourcers) and cloud service providers. CiRBA enables these organizations to compete more effectively, drive down the cost of infrastructure, and service customers better by ensuring performance and service levels.

“We are seeing a significant shift in hosting and managed infrastructure businesses. Cloud is having a huge impact on delivery and contract models. These businesses have to be more focused than ever on driving efficiency gains for their customers,” said Chuck Tatham, SVP, Business Development and Marketing of CiRBA. “At the same time they need to provide greater transparency and flexibility through the use of cloud technologies. These shifts necessitate investments in software like ours in order to bring a scientific approach to balancing infrastructure supply and demand and managing operational risk and efficiency.”

CiRBA’s Automated Capacity Control software enables cloud service providers and outsourcers to more intelligently balance capacity supply and demand and in turn, be more competitive in the market and deliver greater value to their customers. CiRBA is unique in its ability to provide total visibility into application demand, including the pipeline of new requests in order to accurately manage supply requirements for compute, storage and network resources. The software’s patented algorithms optimize VM sizing, routing and placement decisions in order to maximize efficiency while mitigating risk. Flexible APIs allow those answers to be fed to other systems in order to automate a significant amount of the daily changes that are required.

“CiRBA’s unique capabilities that span both infrastructure supply and application demand enable our partners to optimize the end to end process of providing infrastructure for their clients. As capacity becomes more commoditized, having granular control is increasingly necessary to compete,” said Tatham.

CiRBA Powered Partners now includes the following types of organizations:

CiRBA Powered Cloud Providers

Leverage CiRBA as part of their management stacks to control the placement of customer workloads into and then within their hosted cloud offerings. Through policy-based placements and allocations they are able to ensure stable, efficient and compliant management of the infrastructure.

Partners in this category: CGI, Dell Federal, BT

CiRBA Powered Outsourcers

Use CiRBA to differentiate their service offerings, manage the process of transforming customer infrastructure, and control the balance of infrastructure supply and demand over the term of their outsourcing agreements.

Partners in this category: Wipro, IBM, Dell

CiRBA Powered Technology Providers

Software vendors and hardware providers that integrate CiRBA’s analytics with their own technologies to better manage workload placement and allocation decisions and enable routing and reservations functionality as part of their own offerings.

Partners in this category include: Cisco, IBM

CiRBA Powered Service Providers

Systems Integrators and Consultants that use CiRBA within their professional services offerings to assist clients in transforming and optimizing virtualized and cloud infrastructure.

Partners in this category: BT, CenturyLink, CGI, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Intel, Orbit, Sysdba, Unisys, Wipro

CiRBA Resellers

Value-Added Resellers (VARs) that sell CiRBA licenses to the Global 2000.

Partners in this category: Dell, Gotham, IBM, OnX, Orbit, Scalar, Sysdba

About CiRBA Inc.

CiRBA's Automated Capacity Control software intelligently balances infrastructure supply and demand in virtual and cloud infrastructure in order to eliminate capacity risk and drive enterprise efficiency. Only CiRBA provides complete visibility into existing and future demand for compute, storage and network resources so organizations can optimize VM routing, placement and sizing decisions and forecast with accuracy. Global 2000 customers using CiRBA see 40-70% improvements in infrastructure efficiency through dramatically higher VM density and safer, automated operations.

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