System and Network Management Software
System and network management software is used to manage all the computing resources for the end-user, small business, workgroup, or enterprise, including systems, applications, and the network infrastructure. This market does not include storage management and other storage software. System and network management software break down into the following categories: event management, workload scheduling and automation, output management, performance management, change and configuration management, problem management, and network management.
Commercial tools for system and network management can provide numerous desirable features (e.g., graphical network maps, scalability to manage hundreds or thousands of servers or networks, automated long-term collection of performance information, OS health and event log monitoring, alert generation).
Analysts found that the best solution is a combination of commercial technologies, in combination with internally developed tools, across several large enterprises, and learned that you must consider several important factors when you select commercial management tools. First, make sure that the commercial tool meets the bulk of your requirements. (The product probably won’t meet all your needs, which is why you also need in-house tools.) Second, how easily can you roll out the product, and how much training will your team need before you can capitalize on your investment? Analysts recommend that if you can evaluate demonstration software first, do so. If you can wait to purchase management software until you’ve tested it in your lab, ensured that it will integrate with your existing in-house or third-party tools, and successfully rolled it out to your production environment.
F.A.Q. about System and Network Management Software
What is the difference between a network operating system and a network-management software?
Difference between network operating system and network management software:
Network operating system
- The network operating system is used to controls computer systems and network devices and permits them to communicate with one another.
- The network operating system performs the same functions for the network as operating system software does for a computer...
Network management software
- Network management software is used to monitor, discover, provision and maintain computer networks.