Robust Communications Software: Extreme Availability, Reliability and Scalability for Carrier-Grade Systems / Edition 1

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This book highlights why many standard characteristics of commercially available operating systems are not well suited to embedded, scalable carrier grade systems, and why modification or customization is therefore necessary. As the first book to address these software development issues from a telecommunications angle Extreme Software for Communication Systems: -Discusses all hardware design, network design, development processes and operational issues as they relate to software. -Is based on real world experience of carrier grade development at Nortel and Lucent. -Has been written to assist companies in their development of carrier grade systems, giving advice on the choice of the right technology for specific tasks. Essential reading for software architects in telecoms operator companies who are responsible for building carrier grade systems and software development managers and CTOs within Network Operators.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470854341
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/7/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.65 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Utas has over 20 years of development experience in carrier-grade systems, including Chief Software Architect roles at Nortel Networks (GSM core networks) and Sonim Technologies (wireless push-to-talk services). He is currently a consultant specializing in the design of carrier-grade software.

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Table of Contents




Object Orientation.

Using Objects Effectively.

Scheduling Threads.

Distributing Work.

Protecting Against Software Faults.

Recovering from Software Faults.


Overload Controls.


Software Installation.

System Operability.

Software Optionality.

Debugging in the Field.

Managing Capacity.

Staging Carrier-Grade Software.

Assessing Carrier-Grade Software.



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