Friday, May 02, 2003

IBM WebSphere adds grid capabilities based on Web services reports:

1 May 2003 -- IBM Corp says its new WebSphere software will help companies get more value from their existing IT resources by allowing them to automatically manage multiple applications running on multiple clusters of servers as a single environment.
IBM says by virtualizing the resources available across a grid of WebSphere servers, the new technology -- called IBM Server Allocation for WebSphere Application Server -- allows customers to simultaneously increase application performance and resource utilization.

The technology, according to IBM, will enable companies to manage business applications running on different servers, and with differing priorities, usage patterns and computing profiles, as a single environment that can automatically adapt to sudden changes, much like the electrical grid. The company says it uses open Web services standards and will be enhanced as emerging Open Grid Standard Architecture (OGSA) protocols mature.

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