Title
A Graphical Approach to Providing Infrastructure Recommendations for IT
Abstract
We present SPIRIT, a {\bf \emph{S}}ervice for {\bf \emph{P}}roviding {\bf \emph{I}}nfrastructure {\bf \emph{R}}ecommendations for {\bf \emph{I}}nformation {\bf \emph{T}}echnology. SPIRIT allows maintenance support providers for Small-to-Medium Businesses (SMBs) to recommend solutions which are standardized (SMBs usually cannot afford customized IT solutions), flexible (accommodating as much as possible the customer's existing IT environment), and cost-effective (minimizing the cost of upgrading the customer's environment). SPIRIT works by first aligning the customer's IT infrastructure with a "template" describing the best practices recommended by the maintenance support provider. This step is done using an efficient graph algorithm that finds the most cost-effective transformations of the customer's environment that are consistent with the template. Then the aligned environment can be upgraded by choosing from a standard set of well understood, highly automated (and therefore economical) options. We show that the algorithm performs well on both real and synthetic data.
Year
DOI
Venue
2008
10.1109/SCC.2008.23
IEEE SCC (2)
Keywords
Field
DocType
efficient graph algorithm,cost-effective transformation,it solution,existing it environment,maintenance support provider,providing infrastructure recommendations,graphical approach,small-to-medium businesses,best practice,standard set,it infrastructure,synthetic data,algorithm design and analysis,databases,cost function,cost effectiveness,web services,software maintenance,environmental economics,services,application software,heart,it,best practices,automation,information technology,spirit
Algorithm design,Best practice,Software engineering,Information technology,Computer science,Automation,Information technology management,Software maintenance,Web service,Application software
Conference
ISSN
Citations 
PageRank 
2474-8137
0
0.34
References 
Authors
5
3
Name
Order
Citations
PageRank
Ashwin Lall121515.31
Anca Sailer29612.45
Mark Brodie300.34