Automation in the datacenter is a bit of holy grail. The goal is to relieve system administrators from doing repetitive tasks so that they can focus on the hard stuff that helps their enterprise make money.
To this end, this week Adaptive Computing announced version 6.0 of their Moab Adaptive Compututing Suite this week. Charles Babcock over at InformationWeek writes that the upgrade enables policy-driven automated provisioning of virtualized resources in an enterprise data center.
Moab can recognize high-priority versus low-priority workload placement,” said Peter ffloulkes, Adaptive’s VP of marketing. “It can decide on the optimal placement of a new service on a server cluster, depending on the resources available.”