# Network and Virtualization Management
The TLA Reference Implementation evaluated different approaches to manage back-end services and implement a DevSecOps pipeline to expedite integration and testing of all TLA components. The Network and Virtualization Management services are currently not a single system, but a collection of services spread across the entire TLA Sandbox. These services act to manage device access to services and core data within the TLA Reference Implementation, as well as to partition virtual machines. To do this, the ADL Initiative included a series of secret keys to the back-end services, which are hosted using Docker-compose.
- Virtualization Management: Generally provided by cloud solution providers, virtualization includes the services required to dynamically process addresses for virtualized networks, server instances, and data clusters (e.g., VSphere and Hadoop). Virtualization is closely tied to device management and cybersecurity.