Network Change and Configuration Management: Optimize Reliability, Minimize Risk and Reduce Costs
Source: Enterprise Management Associates
One of the most dramatic innovations in the infrastructure management marketplace in the last five years is the rise of Network Change and Configuration Management (NCCM) as a strategic requirement. In the past, network configuration management had been relegated to a pure-play element management approach associated with the "care and feeding" of new network device assets. This white paper will focus on the strong values that NCCM can bring to reliability, risk and cost management, as well as some of its powerful operational and lifecycle asset values. In doing so, this report will draw strongly from EMA research conducted in 2007 on real world requirements and adoption patterns, as well as EMA's ongoing research into available technologies and products in the NCCM marketplace.