What is Rationalization? A Podcast from Terma Founder Walter Goodwin

August 8, 2019 11:00 am Published by

It’s hard to imagine the future of workload automation without including a discussion on rationalization. According to a recent survey, 88 percent of enterprises on multiple schedulers plan to rationalize to a single product. Over the years, companies have had to adapt to increasing complexity in their workload environment with each vendor, scheduler, and task added. In addition to in-house workload management decisions, mergers and acquisitions also create entirely new dynamics and complexities within workload environments as businesses grow and scale.  

But what exactly is rationalization, and what can it do for workload automation? Perhaps the best way to think about the lofty concept of rationalization is as a synonym for optimization. At any level, rationalization’s goal is increasing efficiency and driving cost reduction and profitability. Specifically, in the case of job schedulers, the notion of rationalization is central to streamlining vendors and schedulers down to one, or as few as possible. This idea may seem daunting, but as businesses continue to grow, it’s more important than ever to rationalize. 

Whatever you call it–batch processing, job scheduling, workload automation–it was intended to be a solution to manual problems faced before environments were as complex as they are now. In turn, these solutions are now part of the problem: workload environments that have grown overly complex over time, and depend on multiple schedulers, make it nearly impossible to effectively be managed with the existing workload tools, leading to costly issues that can impact SLAs. 

Rationalization in Workload Automation

If you’re not entirely familiar with every nuance of this concept, we’ve got you covered. This week on the blog, Terma Software Founder Walter Goodwin shares everything you need to know about rationalization for workload in a new podcast, talking everything from siloed workload environments to the solution becoming the problem. Listen to the podcast here.

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