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Network Management as a Service

Christos Gkantsidis and Hitesh Ballani

Abstract

This paper explores the feasibility of offering network management as a service. We describe availability and responsiveness as the two key factors that govern how functionality is moved off-site (to the cloud). Using common management tasks as examples, we describe the process and the challenges of designing their cloud-based equivalents. We also examine the costs of such off-site implementations.

Details

Publication typeTechReport
NumberMSR-TR-2010-83
PublisherMicrosoft Research
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