Chapter 1. Enterprise Manager Grid Control
The typical data center for a medium or large enterprise is composed of a myriad of technologies. One can see different types of hardware, operating systems, databases, middleware, integration servers, storage devices, and networking devices in any such data center. Such diversity of technologies and operating systems can be attributed to many factors, and some of them are:
- Evolution of IT systems: As architectural patterns moved from monolithic systems to distributed systems, not all IT systems were moved to the newest patterns. Some new systems were built with new technologies and patterns whereas existing systems that were performing well enough continued on earlier technologies.
- Best of breed approach: ...