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Learn how to design scalable, robust software for cutting-edge communications products'

Carrier-grade software must satisfy the stringent quality requirements of network operators whose systems provide mission-critical communications services. This book describes proven carrier-grade software techniques used in flagship products designed by industry leaders such as Lucent, Nortel, and Ericsson.

In the age of 24/7, software robustness is a competitive advantage. This authoritative guide for software engineers, managers, and testers of products that face carrier-grade requirements helps you to develop state-of-the-art software that will give you an edge in today's marketplace.

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

  • offers advice on choosing the right technologies for building reliable software
  • incorporates real-world examples and design rationales when describing how to construct robust, embedded software for communications systems
  • presents a comprehensive set of carrier-grade design patterns that help you to meet extreme availability, reliability, scalability, and capacity requirements
  • gives advice on how to protect against and recover from software faults
  • discusses system installation, operability, maintenance, and on-site debugging
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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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