Performance Assurance for IT Systems

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CRC Press, Aug 12, 2004 - Business & Economics - 376 pages
Performance Assurance for IT Systems emphasizes the importance of addressing performance and technology-related issues from the beginning of the planning process, at the feasibility and bid stages. It promotes the concept of Performance Assurance throughout the entire system lifecycle, covering technology, relevant processes, and people-related top
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 PREPARING FOR THE CHALLENGE
3
CHAPTER 2 CAVEAT EMPTOR LET THE BUYER BEWARE
19
CHAPTER 3 LIES DAMNED LIED AND BENCHMARKS
35
CHAPTER 4 NONFUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND SOLUTIONS
51
THE CRYSTAL BALL GAZING ACT
73
CHAPTER 6 BID LOGISTICS
107
CHAPTER 7 DESIGNING FOR PERFORMANCE SCALABILITY AND RESILIENCE
117
CHAPTER 8 AWARENESS OF QUEUES
145
CHAPTER 17 HARD DISK BASICS
207
CHAPTER 18 SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
217
CHAPTER 19 MULTIPROCESSORS SHARED MEMORY
225
FIBRE CHANNEL SAN AND NAS
233
CHAPTER 21 FILE ACCESS BASICS
243
CHAPTER 22 RELATIONAL DATABASE BASICS
253
CHAPTER 23 BACKEND SERVER CLUSTERS
267
CHAPTER 24 NETWORK BASICS
279

CHAPTER 9 NONFUNCTIONAL ACCEPTANCE
151
CHAPTER 10 POSTPRODUCTION
161
CHAPTER 11 SOFTER ISSUES
169
CHAPTER 12 SO WHAT?
181
TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION
185
CHAPTER 13 INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY TASTERS
187
CHAPTER 14 OPERATING SYSTEMS
189
CHAPTER 15 CPU BASICS
195
CHAPTER 16 MEMORY
201
CHAPTER 25 FIREWALLS
295
CHAPTER 26 SERVER LOAD BALANCING
301
CHAPTER 27 WEB SERVER AND CACHE SERVER
311
CHAPTER 28 LDAP SERVER
321
CHAPTER 29 MODERN SERVERSIDE DEVELOPMENT TECHNOLOGIES
327
INDEX
339
Back cover
351
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Martin Plimmer is a journalist, broadcaster and author of the fictionalized memoir "King of the Castle," Once, while in the waiting room of a hospital after banging his head, Martin found a two-year-old magazine open at an article he had written on the subject of headaches.
Brian King is an award-winning pioneer of radio fly-on-the-wall documentaries; the producer of hundreds of programs for BBC Radio, including the long-running series "On the Ropes" and also, coincidentally, presented by Martin Plimmer.

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