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CiRBA Partners with Ideas International to Integrate RPE2 Data with Its Market-Leading Data Center Intelligence Software CiRBA's partners and customers will gain access to the most comprehensive server performance ranking data available


TORONTO, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CiRBA Inc., a leader in Data Center Intelligence (DCI) software, today announced a licensing partnership with Ideas International (IDEAS) (ASX:IDE), the leading global provider of actionable comparative intelligence for enterprise IT infrastructure. CiRBA has licensed IDEAS' Relative Performance Estimate (RPE2) and Environmental Database for integration with its Data Center Intelligence software. The integration will provide CiRBA Powered Service Provider Partners along with direct license customers, with the opportunity to utilize the most comprehensive server performance ranking data available in the market. Access to IDEAS benchmarks will help to streamline and improve benchmark matching processes.

RPE2 provides comparable performance information for server consolidation studies and for the initial evaluation phase of server selection. RPE2 incorporates a composite workload profile comprising six industry benchmarks; full coverage for all leading vendor server families and variants; and coverage of current and obsolete models.

"We are very excited to provide our partners and customers with the opportunity to access IDEAS' cross-platform RPE2 performance rankings and environmental data as part of a CiRBA analysis," said Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of CiRBA.

"By integrating this data, CiRBA licensees will benefit from broader coverage of hardware and as a result, they will not only obtain actionable answers faster, but they will more likely find an exact benchmark match for greater accuracy in the normalization of data." Stephen Bowhill, Ideas International CEO added: "CiRBA is a leader in the data center analytics market, and by partnering with IDEAS, it further signifies the value of our product offerings. We look forward to expanding our footprint in the end-user corporate market as this relationship grows." The IDEAS RPE2 and Environmental data will be free to CiRBA's partners to use for initial transformational analysis in assessments. The IDEAS data will be available to CiRBA's direct license customers for an additional fee.

CiRBA's integration to IDEAS RPE2 is available with CiRBA Version 5.3, shipping on May 10, 2010.

About CiRBA Inc.

CiRBA is a leading provider of Data Center Intelligence (DCI) software that enables leading systems integrators and Global 5000 organizations to safely maximize efficiency through the intelligent planning and management of physical and virtual infrastructure. Only CiRBA's policy-driven, multi-dimensional analytics answer the questions of where to place workloads and how to allocate and configure resources. For more information, visit

ABOUT IDEAS INTERNATIONAL IDEAS is the leading global supplier of comparative intelligence on enterprise IT infrastructure. Servicing both IT vendors and large-scale IT users, IDEAS products focus on: servers; storage; virtualization and consolidation; and software and infrastructure services. IDEAS online products are backed by expert industry analysts who can also deliver specialized advisory and consulting services. For more information, visit


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