Smart Queue Integration

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ActiveBatch® can more efficiently manage the finite virtual resources of today's data center and reduce the cost of operations. Virtualization offers the promise of reduced cost only when its finite resources are properly and efficiently managed. With an increased focus on the private and public cloud comes the need for the automated provisioning of virtual and cloud-based resources (instances, storage, etc.) when scheduling and executing workloads. As the use of these environments continue to expand within today's IT organizations, it has become increasingly important that IT automation solutions automate the management of these resources to ensure SLAs are met, virtual machine sprawl is avoided, optimize resource usage for additional cost savings and increase staff productivity by eliminating manual intervention. The ActiveBatch Smart Queue allows users to quickly and easily provide ActiveBatch with policies to govern the provisioning of virtual and cloud instances.

ActiveBatch's Smart Queue allows users of ActiveBatch to designate machine templates that are used to automatically create or provision new machines as needed. New machine instances are provisioned based on either scheduling analytics to ensure the correct amount and combination of resources is available before workflow execution or on-demand as workflows are executing to meet an increase in workloads. Additionally, ActiveBatch provides operational cost savings by automatically de-provisioning or shutting down these instances based upon workflow execution and completion. Currently, this automatic provisioning supports a multitude of virtualization systems, including System Center Virtual Machine Manager and VMware, and cloud offerings such as Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure.

These capabilities also allow ActiveBatch to manage both single and complex workflows based on business policies in which virtual and cloud resources are automatically provisioned to ensure SLAs and business deadlines are met. For additional information regarding similar capabilities, see Service Level Agreements.

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