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Network Management and the Responsible, Virtualized Cloud

  • Published: February 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 28 Pages
  • Enterprise Management Associates

Cloud Services and x86 server virtualization are two of the most disruptive changes in IT today, and both have real impacts on the everyday lives and practices of network engineers, operators, and managers.

This research report was launched to follow up on prior findings that network managers were most commonly being held responsible for Cloud service performance and quality, with the additional objective of building an updated understanding of the impact that server virtualization and Cloud services are having on the day-to-day priorities and activities of network managers.

Key findings include the very latest measures regarding Cloud service adoption, who is most responsible for monitoring and managing the network aspects of Cloud services, which network management visibility and control practices are most important in Cloud and virtual server settings, and how organizations are dealing with the changes these new challenges are bringing.

Executive Introduction
- Methodology and Selection Criteria

Cloud and Virtualization: Definitions and Landscape
- Impact of Cloud and Virtualization on Network Management
- Patterns of Cloud Adoption: 2009-2010
- Network Management and Cloud Services
- Network Management and Virtualized Computing Environments
- Conclusions

Appendix: NIST Definitions for Cloud:
- Defining Cloud Computing
- Core Definition of Cloud Computing
- Essential Characteristics
- Service Models
- Notes

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