In the IT universe one of my favorite destinations is: Partner World . The World is relatively large(An estimated 5,435 inhabitants including 3,545 Business Partner executives) and is in an orbit that typically intersects with Las Vegas in March. This year you can find the World docked at the Mandalay Bay from March 12 - 15. Partner World is a world without boundaries, where one can innovate, collaborate, and grow which just, hmmm, happens to be the 2006 theme.
This year a Partner World first, the Autonomic Village, can be found in the Solution Center. The Autonomic Village will be composed of a number of business partners demonstrating an unprecedented interoperability between each other with Autonomic Standards and technology. In the village you can see how IBM Self-Managing Autonomic Technology has the power to align heterogeneous technologies into one end to end common event driven set of capabilities that can:
Reduce Problem Determination time by up to 90%
Develop and deploy without downtime
Achieve higher availability of business-critical applications
The business partners that will be participating in the very first Autonomic Village include:
Singlestep - Singlestep's Unity Data Exchange Manager allows enterprises to integrate data from their enterprise management systems into a single application, data store or console to accelerate enterprise initiatives like Autonomic Computing, CCMDB, and Business Process Optimization.
Transforming network data from multiple formats into CBE
Delivering CBE to CCMDB, Tivoli TEC, CEI, and others
Tie existing investments to an Autonomic Computing initiative
Macrovision - Macrovisions SolutionArchitect simplifies distributed application deployment/installation and reduces software lifecycle management costs. Based on IBMs Self-Managing Autonomic Technology and integrated with both Rational and Tivoli, SolutionArchitect enables technical teams to package complex distributed applications based on topology and deployment requirements. It also gives IT administrators the ability to analyze, repackage, and test solutions during pre-deployment.
Eliminates manual deployment steps
Drives down software delivery costs
Integrates with Rational and Tivoli
nLayers - nLayers' enables application discovery and dependency mapping for CMDB deployment, data center consolidation and automation, and configuration/change management. Using nLayers real-time, agentless appliance, customers are rapidly deploying successful ITIL and CMDB applications today saving money and saving time.
Automatic population of ITIL CMDB
Top-ranked dependency mapping solution
Agentless, continuous real-time configuration & change management
Network Physics - Network Physics' application performance management appliances give IT staff a unique "barometer" of application performance for early detection of problems and their business impact, as well as easy integration of real-time network application data for AutonomicComputing solutions.
Early-warning metrics via CBE with Day-Zero detection
Instant feedback on network and application performance
Non-intrusive, no agents, easily managed
Corente - A provider of integrated software-based services for the secure delivery and management of distributed business applications and diverse networks. Corentes Applications Without Boundaries service enables enterprises to focus on their core business activities by reliably and securely managing their distributed applications infrastructure.
Network and Security Management
And for a real out of world experience, don't miss guest speaker Burt Rutan, Aerospace Engineer, Space ShipOne , CEO Scaled Composites, on Monday morning, March 13th, at Partner World!