UXComm, a provider of utility management software for modular computing and communications, has announced AutonomIQ for Utility Management, a that tool provides a way to manage compute environments made up of large numbers of diverse compute components.
The AutonomIQ software suite provides businesses and infrastructure vendors with a family of management software products that addresses the management requirements of modular, utility computing environments.
"While the benefits of modular computing to both infrastructure vendors and businesses seem obvious, customers tell us that without a fresh new approach to management, these very granular, dynamic environments quickly become unmanageable with legacy systems management tools and processes," said Mark Sigal, UXComm CEO.
The AutonomIQ family of products addresses the needs of modular, utility computing and delivers a suite of utility management software solutions that feature:
- Localized, policy-based autonomic server management that provides applications with a logical interface for managing the underlying server and system resources.
- Lifecycle management of one or many server instances, from deployment and provisioning to upgrades and ongoing systems management.
- Open interoperability through form-factor and operating systems agnosticism, legacy systems management, application interoperability, and support for standards, including Web services, IPMI, HPI, WMI, SNMP, CIM/XML, SBLIM, and JDBC.
UXComm's Intelligent Agent Architecture (IA2) allows AutonomIQ application suite to expose localized autonomic functions within a server deployment. IA2 features, policy-driven agents that can reside anywhere within a modular data center topology.
The IA2 agents gather information from the elements to the aggregate infrastructure, and operate in isolation, hierarchically, or on a peer-to-peer basis. These agents are also adaptive in that they can use events to trigger dynamic policy generation. The IA2 agents perform a variety of tasks, including protocol mediation, discovery, provisioning, intelligent filtering and resource virtualization.
Uxcomm AutonomIQ Dashboard
The AutonomIQ product suite includes: Distributed Element Management, Dynamic Server Provisioning Service Management, Server Virtualization, and a visual development environment for creating highly tailored workflow models. AutonomIQ for Distributed Element Management is currently available, with AutonomIQ for Dynamic Server Provisioning targeted for release by year-end.