Christos Gkantsidis and Hitesh Ballani
24 June 2010
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.
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