Workload Management is changing
Traditionally, workload management solutions have consisted of job schedulers, node level workload managers, cluster managers and provisioning software. But the IT environment has changed. Service level standards continue to evolve and become more demanding and IT managers are under increasing pressure to address two key workload management challenges:
Dynamic cross-enterprise workloads need policy-based solutions that allow managers to address the needs of cross-enterprise capacity. Specifically when it relates to:
A carefully selected and planned workload automation solution can rapidly and effectively deploy system resources for optimal utilization and performance.
At Your Service – IT Service Management (ITSM)
Managing workloads and capacity is more challenging and complicated than ever before. Applications are more complex. Computing environments are cross-heterogeneous, spanning mainframes, high-performance computing clusters, grid pools, UNIX platforms, Windows, Solaris and more.
As computing environments grow more complex and complicated the importance of IT services delivery, reliably, consistency, quality, and most importantly cost-efficiency becomes increasingly significant. This is the very definition of IT Service Management – a framework of best practices based on the ITIL standard. And using a structured approach is key to achieving workload management automation success.