IBM Composes Symphony Bundle
The next product offering in IBM's Project Symphony initiative will be a bundle of software and hardware with the company's blade servers.The next product offering in IBMs Project Symphony initiative will be a bundle of software and hardware with the companys blade servers that is designed to enable enterprises to automate the tasks of managing their IT infrastructure. IBM Web Infrastructure Orchestration, due at the end of the month, comprises versions of IBMs WebSphere middleware, DB2 database and Tivoli Storage Manager software, as well as IBMs TotalStorage hardware integrated with its BladeCenter blade servers, according to IBM officials. Coordinated by IBM Tivoli Intelligent ThinkDynamic Orchestratorwhich was rolled out last month with the unveiling of Project Symphonythe package enables administrators to automate such tasks as deploying applications. It does this based on policies set by the business, the officials said.
Project Symphony is aimed at addressing key IT problemsincreasing resource utilization, reducing costs and linking a companys IT infrastructure with its business policies. Tivoli Intelligent ThinkDynamic Orchestrator enables the use of Java-based policies to tie together IT and business, officials said. Once policies are set, the software senses an increase or decrease in business demand and can automatically allocate IT resources to meet those demands.