Managing Business and Service Networks

Managing Business and Service Networks

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English

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This book is about problems and methods in managing communication networks. The kinds of networks under consideration include enterprise networks (i.e. those that are typically owned and managed by businesses) and service networks (i.e. those that are owned by service providers but leased to businesses). Given the increasing dependence of human activities and business on networking, the topics of managing them and keeping them healthy are especially important. The book is divided into three parts. The first part describes the special characteristics of business and service networks, standards and common practices in managing networks, architectures of network management systems, and a close look at one popular network management system. The second part consists of three case studies: managing a micro city network, managing a service provider network, and managing an Internet2 GigaPoP network. The third part discusses future directions of network management. It looks at current research activities in network management, current practices in the field, the problem of combining research and practice, and finally discusses directions towards a comprehensive network management system.

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Published 01 January 2001
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EAN13 0306469804
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Language English

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Part I Introduction to Network Management
Contents
1. Introduction to the Management of Business and Service Networks
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1.1 What are Business and Service Networks? 1.2 What is Network Management? 1.3 What is Integrated Network Management? 1.4 The Evolution of Network Management 1.5 A Guide to Standards in Network Management 1.6 Agenda for the Rest of the Book Chapter Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Further Studies References
Architecture and Design of Integrated Management Systems
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Requirements for Integrated Management Systems Integrated Management is like Software Engineering Architecture and Design of Software Systems Patterns of Integrated Management Implementation Challenges Chapter Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Further Studies References
3. Introduction to the Spectrum Management System
3.1 History of Spectrum 3.2 The Spectrum Perspective on Network Management 3.3 Event Correlation in Spectrum and Other Applications 3.4 Integrating Management Applications with Spectrum Chapter Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Further Studies References
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PartII
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Managing Business and Service Networks
Three Case Studies in Network Management
Managing Micro City Networks
4.1 What is a Micro City? 4.2 Camp LeJeune’s Micro City Network 4.3 Managing Camp LeJeune’s Network 4.4 Moving from Network to Enterprise Management 4.5 Towards Integrated EndtoEnd Management 4.6 Challenges for Integrated Management Chapter Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Further Studies References
Managing Service Provider Networks
5.1 What is a Service Provider Network? 5.2 The Telecommunications Act of 1996 5.3 Vitts Networks, a Service Provider in the USA 5.4 Network Management Behind the Scenes 5.5 Response Time Management 5.6 Integrated Network Management Chapter Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Further Studies References
Managing Internet2 GigaPoP Networks
6.1 The Internet and the Internet2 Project 6.2 What is an Internet2 GigaPoP? 6.3 The North Carolina GigaPoP 6.4 GigaPoP Management 6.5 University Research in GigaPoP Management Chapter Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Further Studies References
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Part III Future Directions of Network Management
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Combining Research and Practice in Network Management
7.1 What Do Network Operators Do? 7.2 What Do Network Researchers Do? 7.3 Combining Research and Practice in Network Management Chapter Summary Exercises and Discussion Questions Further Studies References
8. Towards a Comprehensive Network Management System
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8.1 A Brief Look at the Space of Networking 220 8.2 AConceptual229Comprehensive Management System is Possible 8.3 A Physical Embodiment is Possible but Hard 238 8.4 Directions for Further Work 245 Chapter Summary 251 Exercises and Discussion Questions 252 Further Studies 253 References 253
Epilogue Spectrum Patents About the Author Acronyms Index
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