A new software launch by IBM for data center automation that will help customers benefit from cloud computing was announced on Friday.
Blue Cloud, a key element of IBM’s version of cloud computing, Tivoli Provisioning Manager will assist clients operate with a smaller number of resources and cut manual steps to better automate the changing demands for IT resources. The technologies developed as part of this initiative allow clients to build large-scale, distributed, globally accessible data centers, says the company.
TPM includes an assortment of enhancements to aid simplification of software installation and improve distribution, monitor IT resources across an enterprise and produce reusable automation packages to execute intricate tasks that can be re-used later. It can control virtualization technologies, SAN and NAS-based storage resources, and network devices acting as routers, switches, firewalls and load balancers. By modifying automation packages or creating new packages that match a company’s best practices, the software also allows a business to automate its own data center procedures and processes.
Chris O’Connor, VP of Tivoli strategy and market management, IBM stated “Advanced automation and resource optimization are key drivers to containing costs and among the top priorities for businesses today. This new version of Tivoli Provisioning Manager enables our clients to simplify IT environments, further take advantage of virtualization and realize the vision of cloud computing.”
Lately IBM initiated a new version of IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager, its management software that facilitates autonomic capabilities to track energy utilization in data centers and helps customers to monitor their power usage and make modifications to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
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