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Grid, management and self-management

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Aad van Moorsel


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Increasingly frequently, Grid software is being proposed as a software platform for operational management of enterprise computing systems, including desktops, data centres and business applications. We argue in this paper that the challenge for future management software is 'enabling automated and business-driven management, for systems with increasing scale, heterogeneity and federation challenges'. Among the currently available middlewares, the Grid platform is undoubtedly best positioned to respond to this challenge, and we review several recent technologies that utilize Grid software for management purposes. However, Grid software also has its limitations. Its software architecture provides no particular support to building self-managing distributed systems and is therefore most viable for traditional hierarchical management systems, providing rudimentary self-management capabilities through control loops. © The Author 2005. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The British Computer Society. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): van Moorsel A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Computer Journal

Year: 2005

Volume: 48

Issue: 3

Pages: 325-332

ISSN (print): 0010-4620

ISSN (electronic): 1460-2067

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/comjnl/bxh092


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