Welcome!

Microservices Expo Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Carmen Gonzalez

News Feed Item

IBM Launches New Autonomic Offerings for Self-Managing IT Systems

Comprehensive Services, Software, Mark Program, and Industry Participation to Make Self-Managing IT Systems a Reality

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/30/05 -- IBM today announced new services, software, standards adoption, and a partner program to help enterprises design and implement self-managing autonomic computing environments that can yield a 30-50 percent time savings on IT tasks, according to IBM estimates. The new offerings will help clients of all sizes transform to on demand businesses by automating computing processes, making information technology systems more responsive to their needs.

A milestone in IBM's autonomic computing initiative, these new offerings will help companies manage complex systems by building and applying an architecture that moves them toward an autonomic environment. The new services from IBM Global Services will help organizations identify and remedy problems in their multi-vendor IT environments and create systems that automatically diagnose the root causes of problems, thereby reducing the cost of downtime. New IBM software and supporting standards will help developers and customers apply self-managing technology to complex systems. A new program provides clients and partners an easily recognizable technology mark for solutions with IBM self-managing components.

Since IBM introduced the concept of autonomic computing in 2001, the company has woven more than 475 autonomic features into 75 IBM products, making it the broadest portfolio of autonomic-enabled products, services and solutions in the industry. Many are designed to automate the process of locating infrastructure problems, which when done manually, can be very time consuming. IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates estimates that determining the cause of a problem can take up to 50-80 percent of an IT staff's time, while only 15-20 percent of their time is spent on actual repair.

"As autonomic problem determination tools and processes are implemented through the new services, enterprises have the ability to diagnose problems more quickly and often prevent more serious issues from arising, reducing downtime and the associated revenue losses," said Alan Ganek, IBM vice president of Autonomic Computing and chief technology officer, Tivoli software. "Additionally, the new software, standards adoption and partner program announced today promote collaboration by bringing together industry partners with the common goal of helping customers build automated IT environments to fully leverage their technology investments."

New Service Offerings for Autonomic Computing

Today IBM introduced two new IBM Global Services offerings to help customers adopt autonomic computing:

-- IBM Accelerator for Service Management for Problem Determination enables clients to combine, analyze and correlate event information across heterogeneous systems. This includes log adapters that can convert disparate log data into a common format, providing a single user interface for simplified, end-to-end viewing, analysis and correlation of the consolidated data. By putting IBM Self-Managing Autonomic Technology to work for customers, IBM can find and fix IT system breakdowns and outages faster by automating processes.

-- Dynamic Infrastructure for my SAP Business Suite provides a flexible solution that enhances clients' ability to share resources between different SAP applications, speed up the deployment of new SAP solutions, improve systems utilization and lower their total cost of ownership. This offering leverages IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager, which includes self-managing autonomic technology.

These services are available in the U.S., Canada and Europe. To learn more about these services, visit www.ibm.com/services.

New Autonomic Software to Drive Down Cost and Improve Availability

IBM is also announcing new autonomic software in its Autonomic Computing Toolkit, an online resource where developers can rapidly deploy self-managing functions into their applications and services. Responding to developer feedback, the new autonomic software helps developers take self-managing technology to larger, more complex system applications. Developers can take advantage of Java coding in additional components for increased flexibility and additional filtering capabilities to speed up analysis and problem determination. By incorporating industry standards, the technology in the Toolkit supports heterogeneous applications.

Tens of thousands of developers have conducted downloads from IBM's Autonomic Computing Toolkit over the past year, getting the technology and tools they need to build IBM self-managing autonomic technology into their applications -- for installing, administering, debugging and resolving problems in systems. The new version of the Toolkit will be available in the third quarter.

Industry Participation in Standards

IBM is helping drive standards around autonomic computing by collaborating with standards organizations and industry leaders. IBM's Solution Installation specification will be considered by a newly formed workgroup in the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) standards body called the Solution Deployment Descriptor (SDD) Technical Committee, which is developing a standardized method for expressing software installation characteristics required for lifecycle management in distributed, multi-platform environments. Also, the Common Base Event specification submitted by IBM was a critical input in the Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) standard recently ratified by OASIS. At this week's Global Grid Forum, IBM and HP conducted a joint demonstration featuring product interoperability with WSDM.

Customers and partners are already using the Common Base Event format and Solution Installation and Deployment autonomic technology, demonstrating the benefit of standardization around autonomic computing. For example, Macrovision incorporated IBM's Solution Installation and Deployment technology in its recently announced FLEXnet Publisher Installation Module product. Using this offering, technology company SAS, has the ability to automatically maintain, install, configure and manage software more effectively and expects a significant reduction in IT management costs.

IBM's self-managing autonomic software and supporting standards are critical elements in delivering Tivoli's IT Service Management strategy, which is focused on automating and integrating IT processes throughout an enterprise.

To download the Autonomic Computing Toolkit, or get more information, visit www.ibm.com/developerworks/autonomic.

Program Helps Clients Identify Products that Deliver Improved Manageability

IBM is helping its business partners ramp up adoption of autonomic computing with a new program, the IBM Self-Managing Autonomic Technology Mark Program, which has already drawn participation by Corente, Macrovision Corporation, nLayers Inc., and Singlestep Technologies. The program enables qualified independent software vendors to include the IBM Self-Managing Autonomic Technology mark on their product packaging and marketing materials. Clients can recognize partner products that will help them adopt a more self-managing environment while enabling Business Partners to leverage the strength of the IBM brand. This offering is an extension of IBM's Technology Mark Program.

According to Andrew Cunningham, Head of Shared Infrastructure, Reuters, "This assures us the product will fit smoothly and seamlessly into Reuters' plans for a more self-managing IT environment ensuring the service quality and availability of our own solutions and thus help give us a competitive edge in the market place."

For more information about the IBM Self-Managing Autonomic Technology Mark Program visit www.ibm.com/isv/tech/validation/autonomic.

About IBM

IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of e-business. For more information about IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com.

IBM and IBM Self-Managing Autonomic Technology are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Contact
Hannah Unkefer
IBM Media Relations
646-598-2355
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@MicroservicesExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM Cloud Data Services has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IBM Cloud Data Services offers a portfolio of integrated, best-of-breed cloud data services for developers focused on mobile computing and analytics use cases.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and ...
18th Cloud Expo, taking place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some...
The cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk failure. The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including how easy it is to get there. Migrating...
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as IT. To capitalize on the ubiquitous disruption driving this transformation, companies must be able to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace. Traditional approaches for driving innovation are now woefully inadequate for keeping up with the breadth of disruption and change facin...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNeta is the only application performance monitoring (APM) company to provide solutions for all applications – applications you develop internally, business-critical SaaS applications you use and the networks that deli...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
Earlier this week, we hosted a Continuous Discussion (#c9d9) on Continuous Delivery (CD) automation and orchestration, featuring expert panelists Dondee Tan, Test Architect at Alaska Air, Taco Bakker, a LEAN Six Sigma black belt focusing on CD, and our own Sam Fell and Anders Wallgren. During this episode, we discussed the differences between CD automation and orchestration, their challenges with setting up CD pipelines and some of the common chokepoints, as well as some best practices and tips...
SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide unparalleled performance and control. Its flexible unified platform seamlessly spans physical and virtual devices linked via a world...
Automation is a critical component of DevOps and Continuous Delivery. This morning on #c9d9 we discussed CD Automation and how you can apply Automation to accelerate release cycles, improve quality, safety and governance? What is the difference between Automation and Orchestration? Where should you begin your journey to introduce both?
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software has been named "Siver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that help businesses transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. BMC Digital Enterprise Management is a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mo...
When I talk about driving innovation with self-organizing teams, I emphasize that such self-organization includes expecting the participants to organize their own teams, give themselves their own goals, and determine for themselves how to measure their success. In contrast, the definition of skunkworks points out that members of such teams are “usually specially selected.” Good thing he added the word usually – because specially selecting such teams throws a wrench in the entire works, limiting...
SYS-CON Events announced today TechTarget has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechTarget is the Web’s leading destination for serious technology buyers researching and making enterprise technology decisions. Its extensive global networ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, wh...
Many banks and financial institutions are experimenting with containers in development environments, but when will they move into production? Containers are seen as the key to achieving the ultimate in information technology flexibility and agility. Containers work on both public and private clouds, and make it easy to build and deploy applications. The challenge for regulated industries is the cost and complexity of container security compliance. VM security compliance is already challenging, ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 18th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.