Collaborative & Integrated Network & Systems Management: Management Using Grid Technologies

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Network and systems management platforms were based on simple centralized architectures. Centralized architectures have proved deficient in managing current complex networks, such as the Internet. This has led to more complex and distributed architectures for network and system management. Throughout their development, management platforms have passed through intermediate stages such as weakly distributed control systems, strongly distributed control systems, domain based systems, and active distributed management systems. In order to facilitate the development of such a platform, the authors will build a management collaborative community around grid concepts, so that it supports the integration of multiple management tasks in parallel manner.