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High Performance Data Network Design : Design Techniques and Tools - Tony Kenyon

High Performance Data Network Design

Design Techniques and Tools

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9781555582074
Number Of Pages: 480

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High-Performance Data Network Design contains comprehensive coverage of network design, performance, and availability. Tony Kenyon provides the tools to solve medium- to large-scale data network design problems from the ground up. He lays out a practical and systematic approach that integrates network planning, research, design, and deployment, using state-of-the-art techniques in performance analysis, cost analysis, simulation, and topology modeling.

The proliferation and complexity of data networks today is challenging our ability to design and manage them effectively. A new generation of Internet, e-commerce, and multimedia applications has changed traditional assumptions on traffic dynamics, and demands tight quality of service and security guarantees. These issues, combined with the economics of moving large traffic volumes across international backbones, mean that the demands placed on network designers, planners, and managers are now greater than ever before. High-Performance Data Network Design is a "must have" for anyone seriously involved in designing data networks. Together with the companion volume, Data Networks: Routing, Security, and Performance Optimization, this book gives readers the guidance they need to plan, implement, and optimize their enterprise infrastructure.

· Provides real insight into the entire design process
· Includes basic principles, practical advice, and examples of design for industrial-strength enterprise data networks
· Integrates topics often overlooked-backbone optimization, bottleneck analysis, simulation tools, and network costing

"Without a doubt, Tony Kenyon is one of today's foremost technical authorities in the area of network design. High-Performance Data Network Design cements this position, and provides the most complete guide for networking professionals of all levels involved in the design and maintenance of medium to large networks. A book far more likely to be open on the desk than adorning a shelf."-Phil Miller, Nokia Internet Communications, author of TCP/IP Explained and LAN Technologies Explained, published by Digital Press "This book is essential reading for anyone involved in the design, deployment and support of any network. The content is not just theoretical, it is based on extensive practical experience and the writing style makes complex subjects compelling reading. Having been heavily involved with the development of a network topology design and costing tool in previous employment, it is refreshing to find a book that covers these topics and others in such depth. Not only are there excellent chapters on capacity planning, queuing and modeling (many with worked examples), but here, in one book, you can find in depth material on Local Area, Wide Area and Metropolitan Area Networks, including extensive coverage of technologies like ATM."-Bob Brace, VP of Marketing, Nokia

A Review of the Basics
Capacity Planning
Network Design and Modeling
Network Cost Analysis
Physical Topology Design
LAN and MAN Technologies
WAN Technology and Design
ATM Technology and Design
Designing Bridged and Switched Networks
Appendices: UDP and TCP Port Numbers
Mathematical Review
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781555582074
ISBN-10: 1555582079
Series: IDC Technology (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.8  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 1.03