Robin Bloor asks what is dynamic infrastructure

Over on his have mac will blog blog, Robin Bloor asks What Does IBM Mean By Dynamic Infrastructure?

Rather than burden his comments section with a long trail of corrections, based on my suppositions, I thought I’d post my answer here and correct it as appropriate.

Robin, You might want to google for IBM Dynamic Infrastructure for MY SAP. or similar, or go look at this redbook. There is also a useful overview PowerPoint from Gerd Breiter, one of the architects and development leads, here

I’d guess the architects/development team for IDI have been moved internally from Systems Group to Tivoli. IDI was an early implementation of on demand and was developed in Boeblingen. As initially envisaged, IDI was a Systems Group initive and the bulk of the early implementation done before on demand, and then carried over and modified as and when possible.

Of course, I’m sure now that this mission is over in Tivoli the thinking and delivery will have evolved. Obviously cloud computing has become as major focus area in the industry since then, and would have to be factored in.

Unless you know better 😉

4 Responses to “Robin Bloor asks what is dynamic infrastructure”

  1. 1 Saurabh April 22, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Found a great link to a webcast about conditioning your infrastructure for Cloud computing, and maximizing energy efficiency in your business.
    Check this out:

    Looks like the webcast is scheduled for April 28. It’s probably also available on demand for months afterwards, too.


  2. 2 saurabh October 10, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    There’s a great webcast available that talks about how dynamic infrastructure can help you respond to today’s business demands. It focuses on three key topics: service management, systems for a smarter planet and information infrastructure.


    Looks like the webcast is scheduled for October 20.

    • 3 Mark Cathcart October 12, 2009 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks for the comment Saurabh, it looks like all the speakers are IBM VP’s so don’t expect much real detail, just marketing level messages and business direction.

      Are you still working at IBM Saurabh?

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I'm Mark Cathcart, formally a Senior Distinguished Engineer, in Dells Software Group; before that Director of Systems Engineering in the Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell. Prior to that, I was IBM Distinguished Engineer and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. I am a Fellow of the British Computer Society ( I'm an information technology optimist.

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