Analysis of Network Management and Monitoring Using Cloud Computing
In the near future the number of equipment connected to the Internet will greatly increase, so that further development of applications meant to verify their operations will be required. Monitoring represents an important factor in improving the quality of the services provided in cloud computing, given the fact that it allows scaling resource utilization in an adaptive manner. This paper aims to provide a solution for the monitoring of network devices and services, allowing administrator to verify connectivity of the equipment, their performances and network security. The main contribution of the paper consists in proposing an integrated solution that is deployed in the cloud for monitoring all the network components. Finally, the paper discusses the main findings and advantages for a reference implementation of the monitoring system using a simulated network.
KeywordsNetwork monitoring Cloud computing Nagios Network management
The work has been funded by the Sectorial Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007-2013 of the Ministry of European Funds through the Financial Agreement POSDRU/159/1.5/S/134398. The work is supported by in part by UEFISCDI Romania under grants: “Scalable Radio Transceiver for Instrumental Wireless Sensor Networks - SaRaT-IWSN” (20/2012), MobiWay (PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4), DataWay (PNII-RU-TE-2014-4-2731) and by European Commission by: grant no. 262EU/2013 - “eWALL” support project, grant no. 337E/2014 - “Accelerate” project and by FP7 IP project no. 610658/2013 “eWALL for Active Long Living”. This work has been partially supported by the Italian Ministry of Research within PRIN project “GenData 2020” (2010RTFWBH). It is supported in part by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 643963 (SWITCH project).
We would like to thank the reviewers for their time and expertise, constructive comments and valuable insight.
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