IBM has released a new range of “self-healing” data centre software that can automatically detect and fix performance problems.
The new software has been launched by Big Blue’s Tivoli division, which specialises in monitoring and management software.
IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.1 is an update which enables firms to activate new server capacity automatically when key applications, such as e-mail or online payments, become overloaded.
The new IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager discovers and repairs network bottlenecks, focusing on problems in web-enabled applications.
In addition, Tivoli Systems Automation for Multi-platforms is designed to easily restore systems from different suppliers after an outage or other failure, without data loss.
The latest products are additions to IBM’s self-healing product range, originally launched four years ago.
The three new packages are priced on a per processor basis. Tivoli Monitoring 6.1 starts at $700 (£412) per processor, Composite Application Manager starts at $5,000, and Systems Automation for Multi-platforms costs $1,100.