1st Edition

Advances in Network Management

ISBN 9781420064520
Published December 17, 2009 by Auerbach Publications
390 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations

USD $150.00

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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


Grid Architectures

Multimedia Networks

Satellite Networks

Storage Networks

Cognitive Networks

Future Internet

Autonomic Computing and Self-Management

Autonomic Computing

Context-Aware Management


Automatic Network Management

A: Standard Organizations and Sections in Network Management


C: ITU-T TMN M.3000 Series for Network Management

D: IEEE 802 Working Group and Executive Committee Study Group


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The author raises essential issues at stake and brings the necessary expertise and experience identifying the challenges and proposing recommendations of great value…
—Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum President, 2009

Ding explores new management solutions, paradigms, protocols, and techniques that are being developed to keep up with the increasing size and complexity of computer and communication networks. His treatment ranges from basic concepts to research level material, and is suitable for researchers, advanced students, professional network managers, and network designers and planners. He covers the evolution of networks and of network management, theories and techniques for network management, managing emerging networks and services, and autonomic computing and self-management.
Book News, June 2010

This book deals with different network management techniques. It presents theory and practice related to commonly used as well as new protocols. The author describes management systems architectures and corresponding standards. He explains, in detail, how protocol components communicate with each other. All parts of the book are supported by diagrams which help the reader to understand complex issues of network resources management. … This book is a good source for every computer specialist who really wants to broaden his/her knowledge of computer network administration.
—Jozef Woźniak (Gdańsk) in Zentralblatt MATH, 1196-1