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Autonomic Computing by Richard Murch

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Architectures—As Is and to Be

We can make a comparison of autonomic computing architectures that will emerge and compare them to the existing IT architectures that we are familiar with today. For this comparison, we will categorize today's architectures using “As Is.” For future autonomic architectures, we will use “To Be.”

We start with the basic elements of architectures, and Table 8.2 shows the results:

Table 8.2. Comparison of AC to Existing Architectures
As IsTo Be
ConfigurationSelf-Configuration
Problem SolvingSelf-Healing
OptimizationSelf-Optimization
SecuritySelf-Protection

Configuration—As Is

Today, detailed planning, discussion, and preparation are required to configure and install any major software package or application. A detailed work ...

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