What if there was an API your Data Center?
By user12601629 on May 08, 2007
What if you could program your data center the way you program a single system? What if you could orchestrate multi-tier install actions across hundreds of servers and services and always know exactly what software if running on any given system? If this sounds interesting then N1 Service Provisioning System (N1 SPS) is for you. It gives you the ability to use an XML dialect to get total control of your IT software assets. It's not a simple tool to run a few servers, but a complete system for massive data center automation, and it's cross platform (Solaris, Linux, HP-UX and AIX).
I was meeting with a large financial services customer last month and they were describing the system they're now deploying on top of SPS. It includes 200 Solaris servers, each running about 30 Solaris Containers. It's a massive system and SPS gives them total control over how it's provisioned. You can read an example, public case study here.