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Every year, networks get larger, more interconnected, and more business-critical -- and it becomes more challenging to support the requirements of all their users, applications, and devices. James McCabe’s here to help.
In 1998, McCabe helped to popularize many of the tools in today’s enterprise network designer’s toolbox. He was among the first to show how to couple performance requirements to traffic flow analysis. His work drove home the importance of careful requirements gathering and analysis, and he helped many professionals understand networks as systems -- a model that’s now widely accepted.
In Network Analysis, Architecture, and Design, Second Edition, he’s laid out a path for the five years ahead -- complete with practical examples and step-by-step instructions.
This book doesn’t just update McCabe’s seminal coverage of network analysis and design. It adds a “third leg” to the stool -- architecture. McCabe shows how adding architecture to the analysis and design process leads to far better designs, by forcing you to consider issues like performance, management, addressing, and routing sooner than you otherwise would have.
Along the way, McCabe takes on issues network designers face constantly. How should security be implemented? Which technologies should you deploy -- or leave out? What are the optimal routing protocols and IP addressing mechanisms for your environment? What role can QoS, SLAs, and policies play in ensuring appropriate performance? To build the best network, you need the best answers to questions like these -- and McCabe shows how to find them. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.