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Autonomic Computing by Richard Murch

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The Acquisition of Think Dynamics

IBM's decision to acquire Think Dynamics, a privately held company headquartered in Toronto, Canada, was a bold move in its autonomic computing strategy. Think Dynamics' software capability accelerates a critical element of IBM's strategy to help customers respond more quickly to changing business needs—such as peaks in demand and potential system failures—by dynamically allocating the right computing resources at the right time to the processes, minimizing human error in the process.

To achieve an on demand operating environment, the system must be integrated, virtualized, and automated. For automation to be effective across the whole environment, it must be able to provide high availability, optimize the use ...

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