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A Model-Driven and Business Approach to Autonomic Network Management

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A Model-Driven and Business Approach to Autonomic Network Management. / Bezahaf, Mehdi; Cassidy, Stephen; Hutchison, David; King, Daniel; Race, Nicholas; Rotsos, Charalampos.

In: Journal of ICT Standardization, Vol. 9, No. 2, 08.06.2021, p. 229-256.

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title = "A Model-Driven and Business Approach to Autonomic Network Management",
abstract = "As corporate networks continue to expand, the technologies that underpin these enterprises must be capable of meeting the operational goals of the operators that own and manage them. Automation has enabled the impressive scaling of networks from the days of Strowger. The challenge now is not only to keep pace with the continuing huge expansion of capacity but at the same time to manage a huge increase in complexity – driven by the range of customer solutions and technologies.Recent advances in automation, programmable network interfaces, and model-driven networking will provide the possibility of closed-loop, self-optimizing, and self-healing networks. Collectively these support the goals of a truly automated network, commonly understood as “autonomic networking” even though this is a prospect yet to be achieved.This paper outlines the progress made towards autonomic networking and the framework and procedures developed during the UK Next Generation Converged Digital Infrastructure (NG-CDI) project. It outlines the operator-driven requirements and capabilities that have been identified, and proposes an autonomic management framework, and summarizes current art and the challenges that remain.",
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