Release: CiRBA Data Center Intelligence 6.1

A couple of weeks ago CiRBA released version 6.1 of its capacity planning tool for virtual infrastructures; Data Center Intelligence. This version is the follow-up of version 6.0 which was released in November last year. The tool supports Xen, IBM pSeries and zSeries and Oracle/Sun Zones and LDOMs.

Changes in this release include:

  • Measurement of “fully loaded utilization” (UFL) for environments, determined by:
    • Utilization requirements
    • Operational & business policies
    • Technical constraints
  • UFL delivered via the Efficiency and Risk Dashboard
    • Trending analysis
    • Comparative views
    • Efficiency & Risk Spectrum; showing where clusters, hosts and VMs are under-provisioned, optimally provisioned or over-provisioned
    • Prescriptive answers as what to do to improve efficiency in the environment.