Adoption of the AWS Cloud by mainstream ISVs is underway as you read this. There are numerous posts about IBM’s work to bring their product line into the AWS environment, and today’s is no exception. IBM Tivoli monitoring is now available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that runs as a virtual computer in the AWS environment. It’s one more example of enterprise-class applications from household-name ISVs that run in the Amazon Cloud.
And it's simple to Use - IBM provides self-install scripts for data collection agents, self-help guides and maintains infrastructure for delivery of Tivoli software Because there is no hardware or software to purchase – and because the hourly price for Tivoli on EC2 includes an IBM license – it’s super easy to get data collection up and running. At the end of the day, it’s the same enterprise-class software that organizations used to buy traditional licenses for – but without the big PO approval required. In fact, it’s as simple as logging in to the AWS Console, and then searching for AMIs with “Tivoli” in the name.
There's a comprehensive FAQ about Tivoli on AWS on IBM developerWorks.
If you are interested in a close look at IBM Tivoli, there will be a webcast on Dec 15, 2009 at 8 AM PST, or 11 AM EST that features IBM product managers. You can register here.