Significant changes in the physical “landscape” of the network – thanks to cloud, virtualisation and general outsourcing of resources – has rendered traditional network management methodologies all but redundant.
Network management tools, even later generation examples such as application monitoring, are based around building up a knowledge base around a known (fixed) network and application set. However, the new generation of hybrid networks, which maybe part private, part public (cloud, managed services etc) are truly dynamic. There is no longer a 1:1 relationship between the physical connections of two network nodes or elements. This means that any fixed knowledge base is always and immediately going to be out of date and therefore arguably largely useless unless working still with traditionally deployed networks.
With Incident.MOOG, Moogsoft is rightly looking to effectively reinvent network management for the new generation of hybrid networks.