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Unified Management

Cross platform management from a single console
In virtually every enterprise, the need to develop and deploy new solutions is counterbalanced by the need to continually monitor, manage and maintain the assets in place. For example, the typical large organization devotes 70 percent of its IT resources to maintenance of current operations. Less than one third of the budget is available for strategic development. IBM offers proven ways to correct this imbalance with accelerated deployment of sophisticated rules-based solutions that automate and simplify multiplatform systems management.

Unified Management Control

Instead of having a different management tool and process for every different system, service and domain in your network, management should be centralized – unified – to provide a faster, easier and more holistic way to oversee the IT infrastructure.

Bala Ramachandran, IBM Systems & Technology Group

What is Unified Management?

Think of all the assets that combine to form your total IT infrastructure. Every component, every server, router, hub, process and application needs to function continuously without fault or downtime. If a failure occurs and remediation is required, you need efficient ways to find and fix it. So, the operational health of each connected device must be constantly monitored and reported on. Over the years, many different software systems have been created to monitor and control different types of connected devices. This results in immense complexity for large organizations with heterogeneous systems, and for the operations personnel charged with keeping things running.

A unified systems management solution minimizes this complexity and centralizes control, while increasing visibility into the health of the IT infrastructure. With unified systems management, all infrastructure components are visible through a single centralized console, utilizing a common management and control framework. In addition, many problem remediation responses such as taking a faulty server offline or reinitializing an application can be done automatically, allowing “lights out” operation.

Please read Bala Ramachandran's post on Unified Management on the Smarter Computing Blog to learn more.

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Bala Ramachandran

IBM Systems & Technology Group

About Bala

Bala Ramachandran has been working with IBM for more than 10 years and is currently in a marketing role in IBM Systems & Technology Group. His work encompasses different market management aspects of Smarter Computing. Bala was formerly a Research Staff Member in IBM Research focusing on analytics & optimization research relating to different business processes such as supply chain management and operational risk management.

On the Smarter Computing Blog: Unified Management

  • Unified Management expert Bala Ramachandran offers a post outlining the benefits of Unified Management

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