This article is a report of the IFIP AIMS 2014, which was held at Masaryk University, Czech Republic from June 30 to July 3, 2014. AIMS 2014 focused on the theme ‘Monitoring and Securing Virtualized Networks and Services’. The focus of the 2014 edition of the AIMS conference series was re-defined in comparison with earlier editions. AIMS 2014 positions itself in the network management community as an educational venue for Ph.D. students and young researchers. The AIMS program included hands-on tutorials and labs, a keynote, technical sessions and Ph.D. Workshop sessions, but also an educational session for training young academics on transversal topics. The highlights on each of the parts of the AIMS 2014 program are summarized in this article.