Publisher description for Building an on demand computing environment with IBM : how to optimize your current infrastructure for today and tomorrow / by Jim Hoskins.

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This MaxFacts Guidebook describes the three components of IBM's new on demand business model so IT professionals can see the big picture and understand how their businesses can benefit. Pros will come away with a new understanding of how to evolve a current computing infrastructure to achieve the flexibility vital to the emerging on demand business world. Provided is an overview of key building-block product lines such as IBM eServer systems, TotalStorage, Infoprint printers, WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli, and Linux. The methods for learning how autonomic computing can help infrastructures automatically sense and respond to changing conditions so that things keep running smoothly are demonstrated, and virtualization techniques that can be leveraged to improve utilization and reduce costs are discussed in detail. The evolution of infrastructure towards the goal of end-to-end integration by leveraging hardware and software that adheres to open standards is also covered.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Computers, Computer software, Computer systems, Business Data processing, IBM computers