Getting Inside Tivoli
IBM's Tivoli general manager Robert LeBlanc shares his vision of where the management software fits in IBM's strategy and seeks to dispel charges that IBM's initiative is only aimed at IBM platforms.In the marketing wars of On Demand or Utility Computing, IBM, Hewlett-Packard Co., Computer Associates International Inc. and others look to poke holes in each others positioning while advancing their own initiatives. At the centerpiece of each of those vendors strategies is management software to monitor, measure and dynamically control IT computing resources. Robert LeBlanc, IBMs Tivoli general manager in Austin, Texas, recently laid out his vision of where Tivoli management software fits in IBMs strategy and sought to dispel competitors charges that IBMs initiative is only aimed at IBM platforms. Prior to IBMs autonomic computing initiative, Tivoli had started down the road to gaining an understanding of the impact that IT resources have on the business with its Tivoli Business Systems Manager, which relates IT resources back to the applications they support.
LeBlanc spoke with eWEEK Senior Editor Paula Musich about the ongoing initiative.