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A New Method For The Design And Deployment of IT Workload Optimized Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000196785D
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 50K

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Abstract

My new invention creates a formal method for the design, enablement, optimization and deployment of new IT Workload Optimized Systems which include IT product, services and delivery technology. The 'problem' that exists today is that no formal method is in place to properly guide the design and delivery of next generation IT Workload Optimized Systems that will ensure higher levels of client value are realized.

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A New Method For The Design And Deployment of IT Workload Optimized Systems

IT customers understand that a single approach to systems can't satisfy the specific demands of every organization and the changing world. IT vendors also design and deliver Workload Optimized Systems to meet the individual client needs across portfolio of IT solutions. A historical design norm in the Workload Optimized Systems domain is that many IT vendors use 1..n selected workloads as input to 'optimize' their hardware and software products. Problems with this approach in the modern IT environment include: Vast (1000s+) number of critical IT workloads with varying resource profiles are now making it nearly impossible for IT vendors to optimize a single IT product for 'all critical workloads', new delivery mechanisms for IT workloads have recently become available (for example, Cloud computing) and the demand for a set of IT products to be incorporated into solutions focused on workload optimized systems. Also, often times it's unclear to customers as to exactly what the primary and secondary optimization design points are in place for a specific Workload Optimized System. Finally, in the worse case scenario, some Workload Optimized Systems contain multiple (primary and secondary) optimization objectives which when put into production could actually act to detract from each other.

    A single approach to systems can't satisfy the specific demands of every organization and the changing world. A new approach is to deliver Workload Optimized Systems to meet the individual client needs across a portfolio of IT platforms. Workload Optimized Systems target specific types of IT work (workloads) , specific optimizations of that type of IT work, and are built upon specific system building blocks and a solution delivery mechanisms.

    A new formal method will be described in this article for the design, enablement, optimization and deployment new Workload Optimized Systems which include IT products, services and solution delivery content.

    Key aspects of this method include: a more precise IT workload targeting and selection framework which identified workloads as candidates for optimization, new techniques around solution optimization selection (primary, secondary), systems selection, solution delivery selection, and ensuring the design and enablement of a solutions channel.

    First, a workload segmentation and targeting selection process has been created to identify workload quadrants and customer profiles with the highest propensity to realize client value from workload optimized systems. For example, as of May 2010, some analysis suggests the target workload quadrants showing the highest potential for Workload Optimized Systems include: Business Intelligence and Analytics workloads, Web 2.0 and Collaboration Workloads, Transaction Processing Workloads, Database Workloads, and Business Process Application workloads. Another aspect of this method is that IT vendors also...