Benefits of Autonomic Computing

By reading this paper you can gain the knowledge about Autonomic Computing. I detailed it under the following sub topics.

 1.0 Introduction
 2.0 Why need Autonomic?
 3.0 Major Researches 
           3.1 Research projects in Autonomic computing.
           3.2 University research projects in autonomic computing
4.0 Four basic elements of autonomic computing
           4.4 self-protecting
           AutonomicComputing Vs Current Computing
5.0 Autonomic computing architecture
6.0. Autonomic computing today
           6.1. Initiatives of autonomic computing 
           6.2. Benefits
           6.3. Applications
7.0 What happen if does not have autonomic in the future?
8.0 Autonomic Computing Research Issues and Challenges
9.0 Future direction of Autonomic computing
10.0 Conclusion

6.2 Benefits of Autonomic Computing

The main benefit of autonomic computing is reduced TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). Breakdowns will be less frequent, thereby drastically reducing maintenance costs. Fewer personnel will be required to manage the systems.

According to IBM studies, approximately 80 percent of the cost of major computer systems revolved around hardware and software procurement earlier. Now, the cost of trained personnel required to manage these systems is roughly equivalent to the equipment costs. IBM feels the cost of personnel will double that of equipment in the next five to six years.

The most immediate benefit of autonomic computing will be reduced deployment and maintenance cost and increased stability of IT systems through automation. IBM also says that autonomic systems can reduce the time for deploying new systems.

The challenge for a customer today is that his IT infrastructure is most likely heterogeneous, meaning it’s comprised of hardware from multiple vendors. This makes it increasingly difficult to add systems and manage them autonomically. Customers spend three-fourths of their application deployment time and costs on the integration equation. We need autonomic capabilities so that IT infrastructures can be self-configuring, self-healing, self-optimizing and self-protecting.

Another benefit of this technology is that it provides server consolidation to maximize system availability, and minimizes cost and human effort to manage large server farms.