Guide to Reliable Internet Services and Applications / Edition 1

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The Internet is a critical infrastructure supporting our information-based society. Our dependence on this infrastructure is similar to our dependence on the world's power grids and global transportation systems. Failures of the network infrastructure or major applications running on it can have an enormous financial and social cost, with serious consequences to the organizations and consumers that depend on these services.

Supporting reliable networks and networked application services involves some of the most complex engineering and operational challenges that are dealt with in any industry. This unique and valuable guide addresses the challenges faced by service providers and the approaches they use to deliver reliable services to their users. The book offers a systematic, inter-disciplinary approach and coverage of practical problems arising in real, operational deployments. Leading practitioners and researchers present their unique perspectives on the subject matter, and provide "best practices" to help translate ideas into practice.

Topics and features:

Introduces the challenges of building reliable networks and services, presenting an overview of the structure of a large ISP backbone network

Examines network reliability modeling and network planning, covering router elements and their failure modes, and providing a theoretical grounding in performance and reliability modeling

Investigates inter-domain reliability and overlay networks, presenting existing solutions and possible future research directions, and reviewing how overlay applications can increase network resilience

Explores the critical function of network configuration management, and considers auditing from the perspective of bottom-up, network-wide configuration validation

Discusses network measurement, with a focus on reliability and performance monitoring, covering both data-plane and control-plane measurements

Covers network management systems and the tasks involved in supporting day-to-day operations of an IP network, including fault diagnosis, trouble-shooting, security management, and disaster recovery

Presents an approach to the design and development of reliable network application software, and provides a comprehensive overview of server capacity and performance engineering

This comprehensive text/reference on reliable Internet services and applications is suitable for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course, and will be of value to researches seeking to understand the challenges faced by service providers and to identify areas that are ripe for research. The guidebook will be particularly useful to practitioners who want to broaden their understanding of the field, and/or to deepen their knowledge of the fundamentals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848828278
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 5/6/2010
  • Series: Computer Communications and Networks Series
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 644
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction and Reliable Network Design

1 The Challenges of Building Reliable Networks and Networked Application Services Charles R. Kalmanek Y. Richard Yang 3

2 Structural Overview of ISP Networks Robert D. Doverspike K.K. Ramakrishnan Chris Chase 19

Part II Reliability Modeling and Network Planning

3 Reliability Metrics for Routers in IP Networks Yaakov Kogan|97

4 Network Performability Evaluation Kostas N. Oikonomou 113

5 Robust Network Planning Matthew Roughan 137

Part III Interdomain Reliability and Overlay Networks

6 Interdomain Routing and Reliability Feng Wang Lixin Gao 181

7 Overlay Networking and Resiliency Bobby Bhattacharjee Michael Rabinovich 221

Part IV Configuration Management

8 Network Configuration Management Brian D. Freeman 255

9 Network Configuration Validation Sanjai Narain Rajesh Talpade Gary Levin 277

Part V Network Measurement

10 Measurements of Data Plane Reliability and Performance Nick Duffield Al Morton 319

11 Measurements of Control Plane Reliability and Performance Lee Breslau Aman Shaikh 357

Part VI Network and Security Management, and Disaster Preparedness

12 Network Management: Fault Management, Performance Management, and Planned Maintenance Jennifer M. Yates Zihui Ge 397

13 Network Security - A Service Provider View Brian Rexroad Jacobus Van der Merwe 447

14 Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency Susan R. Bailey 517

Part VII Reliable Application Services

15 Building Large-Scale, Reliable Network Services Alan L. Glasser 547

16 Capacity and Performance Engineering for Networked Application Servers: A Case Study in E-mail Platform Planning Paul Reeser 581

Index 629

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