The "on demand" supply of IT Services

Kingston & Croydon Branch event

Tuesday 13th March 2007. 7.00pm for 7.30. Ends 9.00pm

Room 102, Town House, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston. Parking in Penrhyn Road car park, or to the rear of Fassett Road. Map

Jon Grubb of IBM

One of the catch phrases to come from IBM recently is that of "On Demand". Jon will tell us what it means and describe a method for making it work.

Universal Management Infrastructure (UMI) is the delivery management technology enabling the delivery of on demand offerings that fulfill the promise of "pay only for what is used".

UMI provides remote access to information about existing services, enables modification of those services and addition of new services, and can automate the assignment of computing resources for those services according to business policies. The result is a reduction in infrastructure costs, making these solutions more financially attractive.

UMI is an internal tool that provides the IBM Information Services Service Delivery Centers with a cost-effective mechanism to deliver infrastructure services for new on demand services, new outsourcing engagements, and to provide a base platform to initiate movement of existing outsource accounts to an on demand infrastructure tool suite.

Jon is an IT Specialist and Senior System Architect with IBM, currently working as UMI Architecture Lead Server Systems Operations. He has many years experience of working with the Tivoli product set for system management, particularly in conjunction with Unix systems.