The second edition of Evan Marcus and Hal Stern's book, "Blueprints for
High Availability: Designing Resilient Distributed Systems" (2003,
Wiley Technology Publishing, 624 pages), contains new chapters on
SAN, NAS and virtualization; some brand new "Tales from the Field"; as
well as discussion about the business and political aspects of
implementing high availability and disaster recovery solutions. They
have added all this new content while maintaining the same light and
readable style found in the first edition.
Table of Contents:
- What is Resiliency?
- Twenty Key System Design Principles
- Highly Available Data Management
- Redundant Server Design
- Failover Management
- Failover Configurations and Issues
- Redundant Network Services
- Data Service Reliability
- Replication Techniques
- Application Recovery
- Backups and Restores
- System Operations
- Disaster Recovery
This book is for system administrators, database administrators,
application implementers, storage administrators and network managers
who are responsible for planning and implementing information service
availability strategies for their companies or organizations.
Author Stern is VP and CTO of Services business unit of Sun.
Marcus is an engineer with VERITAS.
For ordering information, visit the VERITAS Web site, click on the
Resources tab, then select Publishing, and click on "Commercially
Published VERITAS Books."
For a look at a sample chapter that talks about measuring availability,
failure modes and situations in which measurements may not be valid,
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