Over the past two decades, business volume of hardware and software in the U.S has decreased by about seventy percent, while the cost of management and support has grown from $20 billion to $140 billion. With close to seventy percent of this growing figure being spent on the management of legacy systems and only thirty percent on new systems, improvements in the development of self-managing systems have become a cost-saving priority for many corporations and an issue of strategic importance for many economies.
Investigating the latest theories, methods, and technologies, Advances in Network Management provides the insight of a recognized expert into the fundamental concepts and contemporary challenges in network management. From basic concepts to research-level material, it details the evolution of network management solutions in network management paradigms, protocols, and techniques. The book also addresses dependencies between network management and application-level service management.
This forward-looking resource investigates advanced networks and network services including-autonomic computing, context-aware systems management, and automatic techniques aiming at self-management (self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, and self-protection). With its breadth and depth of coverage in theoretical, technical, and research topics, this book provides time-tested guidance for dealing with the growing complexity of network services while improving cost efficiencies in your IT department.
Introduction Motivation of the Book Structure and Organization of the Book Evolution of Networks Introduction of Networks History of Networks Network Architectures Future of Networks Evolution in Network Management Introduction of Network Management Network Management Architectures Evolution of Network Management Evolution in Network Management Functions Challenges in Network Management Theories and Techniques for Network Management Policy-Based Network Management Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Network Management Graph-Theoretic Techniques for Network Management Probabilistic Approaches for Network Management Web-Based Network Management Agent Techniques for Network Management Distributed Object Computing for Network Management Active Network Technology for Network Management Bio-inspired Approaches XML in Network Management Other Techniques for Network Management Management of Emerging Networks and Services Next Generation Networking Wireless Networks Optical Networks OverlayNetworks Grid Architectures Multimedia Networks Satellite Networks Storage Networks Cognitive Networks Future Internet Autonomic Computing and Self-Management Autonomic Computing Context-Aware Management Self-Management Automatic Network Management A: Standard Organizations and Sections in Network Management B: SNMPv3 RFCs C: ITU-T TMN M.3000 Series for Network Management D: IEEE 802 Working Group and Executive Committee Study Group Abbreviations