Product Author Bios
RICHARD MURCH has worked with IBM and Andersen Consulting. He iscurrently a Project Manager and Consultant in Columbus, Ohio. A regularspeaker at systems development conferences throughout North America,Europe, Asia, and the Pacific, he has managed IT projects of virtuallyevery type and size over a period of 30 years. His Prentice Hall booksinclude Project Management: Best Practices for IT Professionals, and Intelligent Software Agents.
- 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
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Yes, I know it's an IBM Press publication, so dial up your "self-serving effluent" filters - but not too high. Overall this is a really useful book. While it's targeted at CIOs and their staffs (folks who have read, and bought into, the Autonomic Computing Manifesto), it's not afraid to dive the details and point at source code to back up the architectural diagrams. It discusses what's going on in the research community and what competitors are up to. And I like the way the author models "customer maturity"; the readiness and ability of customers to take up some of the things described in the book. I disagree with some of his numbers, but without this kind of model the temptation to believe one's own propaganda is irresistible.
There are a few goofs (mobile agents? please, no), as well as some yawning gaps (systems modelling and policy languages). And while it's reasonable to skip the IBM-heavy... Read more
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Table of Contents
I. AUTONOMIC BEGINNINGS.
II. INDUSTRY DEMAND.
III. AUTONOMIC COMPUTING-MORE DETAIL.
IV. AC MARKETS AND THE FUTURE.
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