Data Centers

IBM extends Autonomic computing features for simpler datacenter management

IBM announced Systems Director Active Energy Manager (AME) and several self management capabilities to its Tivoli Software Suite.

IBM announced Systems Director Active Energy Manager (AME) and several self management capabilities to its Tivoli Software Suite.

An excerpt from ZDNet:

This week IBM introduced a new version of its Systems Director Active Energy Manager (AME), energy management software that tracks power consumption in data centers and applies autonomic capabilities to monitor and minimize the cost to run systems. AEM lets users set maximum power levels per system and manage power usage to increase energy efficiency.

The Automomic computing initiative was brought forward by IBM in the year 2001 as a solution to managing the complexities arising from growing data centers. The main theme of the initiative was to let the systems manage and regulate themselves.

The AEM aids in managing energy usage (InfoWorld) across the data centers while the additions to Tivoli suite include updates to autonomic analysis of configuration and change.

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