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Disaster Recovery Planning for Telecommunications : Telecommunications Library - Leo A. Wrobel

Disaster Recovery Planning for Telecommunications

Telecommunications Library

Hardcover Published: 19th July 1990
ISBN: 9780890064603
Number Of Pages: 128

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A book offering advice on how to safeguard a company's telecommunication and computer networks against natural disaster, sabotage and human error. It aims to help identify the vulnerabilities of a system and describes specific risk avoidance measures.

Prefacep. ix
An Overview of the Public Networkp. 1
Understanding the Scope of the Taskp. 1
General Topology of the Switched Networkp. 1
Historical Overview of the Switching Hierarchyp. 2
Overview of the Current Switching Hierarchyp. 4
Private Line Circuit Topologyp. 6
The ATandT Toll Officep. 10
The Bell Regional Toll Officep. 11
Central Office Cross-Connection Methodsp. 12
Designing the Network to Survivep. 15
The Typical Networkp. 15
Going T1--The "Whys"p. 16
Reduced Costp. 19
Improved Network Managementp. 19
Preparation for New Technologiesp. 20
Greater Network Survivabilityp. 20
Rules for Optimizing the Designp. 20
Computer Disaster Recoveryp. 23
An Overviewp. 23
Computer Disaster Recovery--A Brief Historyp. 24
Recent Disaster Declarationsp. 25
The Hinsdale Central Office Disasterp. 25
The Brunswick Central Office Disasterp. 26
Flooding in Chicagop. 27
The 1989 San Francisco Earthquakep. 27
The January 1990 ATandT Network Failurep. 27
Other References on Disaster Recoveryp. 31
Telecommunication Disaster Recoveryp. 33
Telecommunication: The Weakest Link in the Recovery Planp. 33
Overview of Communication Recovery Optionsp. 33
Dial Backupp. 34
Reserved T1 with Central Office Multiplexingp. 35
Advantages of M24-Type Multiplexingp. 35
Drawbacks to "Reserved" T1 Facilitiesp. 37
Switched 56 kb Servicep. 37
The Telecommunication Recovery Centerp. 39
The "Broom Closet"p. 40
Equipment Collocation with Common Carriersp. 42
Analysis of Carriers for Equipment Collocationp. 42
Backup for Telephone Central Officesp. 45
Using Carrier POPs for Central Office Diversityp. 45
Disaster in the Bell Access Tandem or ATandT Toll Centerp. 47
Consequences of a Toll Center Disasterp. 48
Thinking the Unthinkablep. 49
Options in a Regional Central Office Disasterp. 50
Use of Microwave for Recoveryp. 51
Use of Satellite for Recoveryp. 54
What Is a Teleport?p. 56
The Dallas-Fort Worth Teleportp. 57
Use of Cellular for Recoveryp. 61
Assessing Vulnerability in the Local Serving Officep. 63
Starting the Assessment Processp. 63
Utilizing State Public Service Commission Recordsp. 65
Assessing Central Office Physical Securityp. 69
Contingency Planning Within the Bell Operating Companiesp. 75
"Post-Hinsdale" Recommendationsp. 75
Redundancy in High Volume Corporate Networksp. 77
Common Communication Disastersp. 81
Cable Cuts--How to Protect Against "Backhoe Fade"p. 81
Assessing Communication Rights-of-Wayp. 81
Other Points of Network Vulnerabilityp. 84
Engineering Techniques for the Bell Operating Companiesp. 87
SafetyNet Service Assurance Conquers Disasterp. 87
Robust Interoffice Transportp. 88
Route Diversity Ringp. 89
Dual-Fed Ringp. 90
The Reconfigurable Ringp. 91
Robust Interexchange Accessp. 93
Robust Access for the End-Customerp. 93
Facility Protection Servicesp. 95
Rapid Deployment Servicep. 95
Today's Trials ... Tomorrow's Developmentsp. 96
Protecting the Corporation--Everyone's Responsibilityp. 99
Telecommunication Disasters: Liability Issuesp. 99
Liability of Private Firmsp. 100
Liability of Public Entitiesp. 102
Liability of the Telecommunication Carrierp. 103
Limitations of Liability, Insurance, and Indemnificationp. 105
What Should You Do?p. 105
Epiloguep. 107
Glossaryp. 109
The Authorp. 113
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ISBN: 9780890064603
ISBN-10: 0890064601
Series: Telecommunications Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 19th July 1990
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.36