Summary and Final Thoughts
A corporate IT-based strategy needs to be defined in which application standards that utilize policies are defined. Policy infrastructure needs to be put in placethis means two or more LDAP directory servers that are set up with replication of the policy storage trees. Management must make a commitment to support the technology and make it a part of the company's long-term strategy.
Policy-based computing will eventually redefine the way you manage your applications' network and datacenters; it's just a question of when. Policy management is necessary to administer network quality of service, security, and resources throughout the enterprise.
Policy-based management has risen to the forefront of the networking industry. With many vendors announcing plans and/or products, you have many options to improve on your complex process for configuring networks.