Cirba fires up automated cloud densification machine

Roll up, roll up and buy cloud computing and get all the cloud you want, any time at all… provision the bejesus out of your IT stack and create enough capacity for all applications and all data streams all of the time.

Actually though, it’s not quite as easy as that – not if you actually want to use the cloud for money saving efficiency through controlled flexibility which, after all, is the whole point of manageable cloud.

How big is your glass of cloud?

Drinking from the cloudy cup: only a good idea once you can control fluid density

Drinking from the cloudy cup: only a good idea once you can control fluid density

If you drink from the unlimited cup of cloud, then you need to think about how big a glass you grab.

This in simplistic terms if the logic behind cloud infrastructure control company Cirba and its new predictive analytics engine for Software-as-a-Service based analytics.

Densification Engineers

The company asserts that is a proven route for the new breed of cloud ‘Densification Engineers’ (engineers who examine cloud density, cloud usage and cloud efficiency – obviously) to be non-dense i.e. well managed and never-knowingly over-provisioned.

“We recognised that many IT organisations want risk-free efficiency but haven’t the manpower nor the necessary analytics to deliver. The result has been to over-provision, in some cases by a lot,” said Gerry Smith, CEO of Cirba. “With, we are offering these IT organisations very simple, fast and risk-free means to maximise infrastructure efficiency.”

The firm explains that uses Cirba’s infrastructure control analytics software to proactively reduce operational issues. is backed by Densification Engineers who help customers tune their automated densification machine.

How does it work?

The software itself uses algorithmic science to find the best possible hosting environment for any applications, whether that’s on-prem or in public cloud considering all utilisation, technical and business requirements. Further, it automates the process in real-time for fast access or reserve capacity for future placements. currently supports internal VMware infrastructure, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM SoftLayer.