Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/08/ibm_adds_autonomic_tools_to_tivoli/

IBM adds 'autonomic' tools to data center gear

And it knows what you're thinking

By Austin Modine

Posted in Servers, 8th November 2007 23:04 GMT

IBM is rolling out a new set of autonomic computing tools for some of its key Tivoli data center products — er, that's adding self-management software if you want to be less grandiose about it.

"Autonomic computing" is IBM's preferred term for applications that make data centers more self-managing and self-healing. It's a concept that's gripped IBM for six years as a way to reduce operational costs and dependence on human intervention.

False alarm, it's just monitoring software

False alarm, it's just monitoring software.

It's a phrase coined from the autonomic nervous system, which of course controls our organs and muscles in our bodies. We're usually unaware of its — you know what? Let's not get pedantic about it and move to the news.

IBM is adding self-management capabilities to Tivoli Usage and Accounting Manager, Security Operations Manager, Monitoring and Change and Configuration Management Database.

If you're interested in IBM's autonomic platform, you can read about it here. We dropped that story in our database way back in 2003, but it's taken care of itself. Ah ha! See what we did there? ®