Disaster Proofing Information Systems: A Complete Methodology for Eliminating Single Points of Failure / Edition 1

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Nobody wants to shell out a lot of money for something they'll use once or, with any luck, never. But that's where most corporations find themselves today. Network managers see disaster recovery as outside their jurisdiction, and therefore as a competitor for system resources. External incentives to deploy disaster recovery from customers and partners may be pressing, but internal incentives are working against them.

This book provides a methodology responsive to those problems. With careful planning, it can actually improve system performance instead of encumbering it. Even if your organization isn't budgeted for disaster recovery planning, you can implement this methodology now, at minimum cost, and reap immediate returns. For companies already invested in system protection software, Buchanan shows network managers how to get started on impact and risk assessment, protection planning, policymaking, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071409223
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Series: Professional Telecom Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert W. Buchanan, Jr. is president and CEO of Shiloh Network Solutions (SNS), a start-up software company developing a new generation of proactive network analysis tools for clustered systems within the enterprise and Internet market. Prior to SNS, Mr. Buchanan was the managing partner in Shiloh Consulting, an independent network consulting company that provides network and e-business planning, management, and testing services to product manufacturers and Fortune 500 companies. He also served 4 years as Sr. Vice President, General manager, and COO at LANQuest Labs, a network consulting company and independent test lab. During his tenure there, he was responsible for the development of new network testing procedures and several QA and performance testing products under contract with companies such as Intel, Cisco Systems and 3Com Corporation. Before LANQuest, Mr. Buchanan spent 7 years in software product management and marketing at 3Com Corporation where he was responsible for the EtherSeries and 3X network operating systems. Mr. Buchanan also has experience managing technical organizations: at ROLM he managed software development and computer operations, and at Lockheed Corporation he managed advanced development groups of engineers in a large IT organization.

In February 1997 Mr. Buchanan second book, Measuring the Impact of Your Web Site, was released. This book was well received and has been translated into both Kanji and Dutch. His first book, The Art of Testing Network Systems, was published in 1996, and remains popular today. He is currently working on a fourth book for 2003 on performance tuning clustered server configurations. Mr. Buchanan has written many articles for networking journals including LAN Magazine, Network World, CNEPA Journal, and Network Expo. He has spoken and taught at Interop, Networld, Network and PC Expos, and Comdex. He also teaches IT courses at the University of Phoenix.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I A SHARED Methodology for Disaster Avoidance across Enterprise, B2B, and B2C Systems 1
Ch. 1 Avoidance Versus Recovery 3
Ch. 2 Business Continuity Requirements 27
Ch. 3 Developing a Disaster Avoidance Strategy 61
Ch. 4 Integrating Business Continuity and Disaster Avoidance Needs 95
Pt. II Implementing the SHARED Architecture 127
Ch. 5 Access Devices 129
Ch. 6 Platforms 143
Ch. 7 Applications 165
Ch. 8 Data Store 177
Ch. 9 Infrastructure 203
Ch. 10 B2B, B2C, B2G, and Small Business Needs 219
Ch. 11 Validation and Testing 235
Index 261
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