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Intelligent Infrastructure

Feb 24, 20031 min

Network equipment has grown increasingly smarter with leading-edge tools able to self-configure and self-mend. Key vendors are espousing elaborate strategies to make networks even more self-sufficient and flexible. We examine the trend.

An industry insider gives his take on the latest push for resiliency, and sorts through vendor strategies for creating self-managing networks.

Automation has been a long-standing failure in network management products, but the latest generation of such tools might work as advertised.
Many IBM, HP and Sun servers are already so intelligent they can diagnose, manage and heal themselves — yet vendors promise even more automation.