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CiRBA Saves Customers 55% on Data Centre Software Licensing Costs; New Software License Control System delivers optimal VM placements for processor-based licensing models
[January 30, 2013]

CiRBA Saves Customers 55% on Data Centre Software Licensing Costs; New Software License Control System delivers optimal VM placements for processor-based licensing models

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London, UK -- CiRBA , a leading provider of capacity transformation and control software, today announced the general availability of a Software License Control System that enables organisations to reduce the costs associated with processor-based software licensing by an average of 55%.

The Software License Control module is an add-on to CiRBAs award-winning Capacity Control Console and optimises VM placements in virtual and cloud infrastructure in order to: 1. Reduce the number of processors/hosts requiring licenses.

CiRBA determines optimised VM placements to both maximise the density of licensed components on physical hosts and isolate these licensed VMs from those not requiring the licenses.

2. Contain the licensed VMs on the licensed physical servers.

CiRBAs analytics restrict placements of licensed VMs to the designated physical servers over time in order to ensure licensing compliance and continued efficiency.

With the shift to data centre class software licensing for virtual infrastructure, where licensing an entire physical host server allows an unlimited number of instances to be run, licensing optimisation is now becoming a capacity management challenge, said Andrew Hillier, CiRBA CTO and co-founder. By cleverly placing workloads on licensed servers in such a way that the overall footprint is minimised, license costs can be reduced by 40-70%. It is a showcase example of how the right analytics can save millions of dollars in unnecessary spend.

"Over-spending on software licensing is rampant due to poor management controls and processes in most large enterprises," said Torsten Volk, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates. "CiRBAs new software license control module is uniquely positioned to help organisations both meet SLAs and also reduce hardware and software licensing requirements.

This is a natural extension of CiRBAs solution, and one which I think will be very valuable to its customers." CiRBA also enables organisations to profile software licensing, configuration, policy and utilisation requirements for new VMs that are coming into an environment, to route these VMs to appropriately licensed physical servers, and to reserve capacity for those VMs through its Bookings Management System. This is essential when managing dynamic virtual and cloud environments, and also provides visibility into requirements to grow or modify license pools based on upcoming demand. Through this booking and reservation process, CiRBA ensures that density remains optimised by considering both the bookings and organic growth in the environment, and using this to forecast the impact on capacity and licensing.

All of this translates directly in to savings that can be realised through lower expenditures for renewals, deferral of new software license purchases, and reduced yearly maintenance. These savings can easily be in the millions of dollars, particularly on expensive operating system, database and middleware platforms.

To learn more about CiRBAs Control Console, please visit

About CiRBA Inc.

CiRBA is the world's leading capacity transformation and control system for virtual and cloud infrastructure. CiRBA improves infrastructure efficiency between 40 to 70% without introducing risk. CiRBA accomplishes these incredible results by leveraging our unparalleled policy-based, predictive analytics engine for controlling capacity by determining intelligent workload placements and resource allocations. Our award-winning user interface makes a complex science simple. Global 2000 customers using CiRBA see dramatically higher density, utilisation and safer, automated operations.

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @CiRBA.

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