NEC develops AI technology that quickly and automatically updates critical systems without causing service interruption
NEC today announced the development of AI technology that quickly and automatically updates critical systems without causing service interruption. There are a great number of potential update procedures when migrating a system from its current configuration to a target configuration. NEC developed a method to automatically generate update procedures that meets the complex requirements for operating each component of a system, such as applications, middleware, virtual machines, and networks, using AI Planning Technology, an artificial intelligence that automatically determines the appropriate series of actions required to migrate to a target status.
In order to create update procedures for a system, information is required concerning the system’s configuration (its combination of components) as well as any executable operations and operational constraints. NEC developed a proprietary abstraction technology that expresses the conditions of each component as the information required to generate an update procedure. NEC aims to commercialize this technology as an ICT system operation and administration software by FY2017.