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Autonomic Computing

by: Murch, Richard

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Publisher: PRENTICE HALL PTR,2003/12/22


ISBN: 013144025X
ISBN13: 9780131440258

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Book Description

  Systems that install, heal, protect themselves and adapt to your needs -automatically

Using autonomic computing to reduce costs, improve services, and enhance agility

Autonomic components, architectures, standards, and development tools

Planning for and implementing autonomic technology

Current autonomic solutions from IBM and other leading companies

Reducing IT costs, improving service, and enabling the 'on-demand' business

  IT operations costs are accelerating, and today's increasingly complex architectures and distributed computing infrastructures only make matters worse. The solution: autonomic computing. Autonomic systems are self-configuring, self-healing, self-optimizing, and self-protecting. They operate intelligently and dynamically, acting on your policies and service requirements. This book presents everything IT leaders and managers need to know to prepare for autonomic computing-and to begin leveraging its benefits. Coverage includes:

  How autonomic computing can reduce costs, improve service levels, enhance agility, simplify management, and help deliver the 'on demand' business

The key elements and attributes of autonomic computing systems

Current autonomic technologies from IBM and many other leading suppliers

Autonomic computing architectures, open standards, development tools, and enablers

Implementation considerations, including a new assessment methodology

The future of autonomic computing: business opportunities and research challenges

Table of Contents



  1. Autonomic Computing Attributes & The Grand Challenge.

          The Challenge is Presented. Compelling Reasons to Use AC. Complexity, Staff, Architectures. Where We Are Today. Conclusions.

  2. Complexity-In All Its Forms.

          Introduction. Examples of Our Complex Society. Cartoons Are Simple. What Is Complexity? A complexity Case Study-IBM. Complexity in IT. Autonomic Computing an Answer to Complexity. Complexity-The Enemy of CIO'S. Summary & Conclusions.

  3. Examples of Autonomic Products and Applications.

          Autovec. IBM DB2. NASA. Deep Space Missions.


  4. The IT Industry an Engine of Growth and Opportunity.

          A Snapshot Introduction. IT Industry Segment Fundamentals. Hardware Software. Communications. The Internet-From Whence it Came. Summary & Conclusions. References.

  5. Fast, Fast and Faster Still.

          Life in the Fast Lane. Moore's Law. Fast in the IT Industry. Speed in Business. Summary & Conclusions. References.

  6. Human Capital.

          Introduction. US Population Growth and Employment Trends. Occupation Growth. The Dynamics of the IT Labor Industry. Origins of IT Staff Shortages. High Tech Visas and Legislation. Costs of the IT Recruitment Crisis. Summary & Conclusions.

  7. The New Agenda on Demand.

          Introduction. On Demand Challenges. The On Demand Operating Environment. Summary & Conclusions.


  8. AC Architectures.


  9. AC & Open Standards.

      10. AC Implementation Considerations.

          When to Implement. Complexity Assessment Methodology. Autonomic Assessment - Tools.

  11. Grid Computing an Enabling Technology.

          Grid attributes. Aggregated computing facilities for AC. Case studies and Examples. Summary and Conclusions.

  12. Autonomic Development Tools.


  13. Collaboration with ISV's.

          Development of Autonomic Computing. Collaboration Efforts.

  14.Other Vendors MS, Sun, HP, CA . ISV's.

          Other vendors to Watch. Smaller Private Companies. Autonomic Utilities.

  15. Another Example-The Tivoli Management Suite.

          Product Description and Components. Autonomic Features and Advantages. Case Study 1. HSB. Case Study 2. Santix.

  SECTION IV. AC Markets & Future.

  16. Future AC Markets.

          Small Business Markets SBM. Personal Computers. Consumer Based Products.

  17. Autonomic Research Challenges.

      18. Final Thoughts.

          A Continuing Decade of Change. AC and the Competitive Edge. AC Culture Summary and Conclusions.


      Glossary of Terms

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