Motivation: The Dawn of the Age of Network-Embedded Applications



What are network-embedded applications? What is the difference between network-embedded and network-attached concepts? This chapter provides an overview of central network management strategies and compares them with distributed management, network-attached appliances, and a holistic approach of network-embedded applications. Concrete scenarios explain the benefit of network-embedded applications. In addition, industry initiatives that address network-embedded solutions are described. The business aspect is provided as well, describing the impact of network-embedded solutions. Technical challenges and future opportunities conclude this chapter.


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  1. 1.HPCGHildenGermany

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