- Hardcover: 1104 pages
- Publisher: Cisco Press (December 14, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587050234
- ISBN-13: 978-1587050237
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 2.5 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #740,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
Master the basics of data centers to build server farms that enhance your Web site performance Learn design guidelines that show how to deploy server farms in highly available and scalable environments Plan site performance capacity with discussions of server farm architectures and their real-life applications to determine your system needs
Today's market demands that businesses have an Internet presence through which they can perform e-commerce and customer support, and establish a presence that can attract and increase their customer base. Underestimated hit ratios, compromised credit card records, perceived slow Web site access, or the infamous "Object Not Found" alerts make the difference between a successful online presence and one that is bound to fail.
These challenges can be solved in part with the use of data center technology. Data centers switch traffic based on information at the Network, Transport, or Application layers. Content switches perform the "best server" selection process to direct users' requests for a specific service to a server in a server farm. The best server selection process takes into account both server load and availability, and the existence and consistency of the requested content.
"Data Center Fundamentals" helps you understand the basic concepts behind the design and scaling of server farms using data center and content switching technologies. It addresses the principles and concepts needed to take on the most common challenges encountered during planning, implementing, and managing Internet and intranet IP-based server farms. An in-depth analysis of the data center technology with real-life scenarios make "Data Center Fundamentals" an ideal reference for understanding, planning, and designing Web hosting and e-commerce environments.
About the Author
Mauricio Arregoces, CCIE No. 3285, has 18 years experience in the design and support of large-scale networks. He has extensive hands-on experience in the design of large Internet web sites. He has bachelor and Masters degrees in Computer Science and he is currently a Network Design Engineer in the Content Networking Network Design group at Cisco Systems. Cisco Systems holds the biggest market share in the Data Center market.
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Its a bit dry...but who needs water, when you have such feast of information.
ISBN - 1587050234
By - Mauricio Arregoces and Maurizio Portolani
Publisher - Cisco Press
As someone who has worked in and help design a couple Data Centers I looked to this book thinking I would find a good reference in design but one which covered much of my own knowledge already. While I wasn't entirely wrong I can honestly say this book holds much more inside it's covers than many much more expensive or comparable books hold combined. Being a `Fundamentals" book it follows true to the nature of not being for the plain interested or uninitiated technical type but then surprised me when I found a majority of the book exceptionally well thought out and explained in ways that even my mother could grasp.
Those interested in learning what high availability really means and entails should read this book and understand it thoroughly. The tips and knowledge one can glean from this book is awesome just for the TCP/IP and network portions of the book and it truly does lead you down the path to large scale success.
While every section of the book is almost a book of it's own (it is an extremely long book) and could likely get sold as such, this book takes head on the task of trying to cram into it every aspect you would need to delve into a world made up of fully redundant server and network architecture.
As a good example, DNS, while reasonably simple and elegant has many facets to it that if improperly configured or understood can be a make or break item in many data centers. Security is yet another aspect that can either help or hurt a company and it's client base. If either of these is something you want to ensure is part of your considerations when building a data center then this is likely a book right up your alley. The Cryptography section is perfect for those looking to help out a bit in their search for a CISSP and the section on layer 2 and layer 3 functions is almost invaluable to anyone in a network administration field.
Lastly the aspect of this book that most astounded me was the depth that it was able to attain in such a short book. With the stress of putting together a book so focused on redundancy it is hard to believe as much foundation material made it into this book as it did. The authors made sure to try to cover every aspect of the underlying technology beneath every higher level solution they proposed.
This book is a must read for anyone interested in networking and server support regardless of being in a true "Data Center".
The book is divided in 5 parts: I An Introduction to Servers Farm, II Server Farm Protocol, III Infrastructure Protocols, IV Security and Server Load Balancing, V Data Center Design and the Appendixes.
I will say that the distribution and selection of how the content is divide and classify is very logical and very simple to understand what is the final goal of the book. The authors really made a very good work on this.
One of the drawbacks I found on the book was that some of the chapters get into a very deep detail about how it works the technology and it is difficult for a few none technical people, for any other technical people probably they will find it very useful or even will help to remember curtains concepts.
In general nobody puts their attention on the appendix of a book, sometime you use them sometime no, but I will recommend taking a look at it in order to know the information that is in there, it will probably help you in the future.
One chapter that is very useful to really understand what is the purpose of the book and why its content is the chapter 4, where you will learn the blueprints for the Data Center.
I need to state very clear that this book is really just showings one part of the Data Center. I will suggest that if you are trying to really cover all the aspects of the Data Center you will need to add some other material to the lecture of this book.
Data Center Fundamentals really points the blueprints around the infrastructure mainly around the network and some parts of the end point, like the servers. When it covers this part it is really sad that the only type of server technology the author points out is the IBM Data Center, probably the justification is that it only talks about the Protocol but I would like to see some other vendors or general endpoints mention like blades, rack mount servers, tower or micro tower servers.
I will recommend the book a daily personal reference because you can find out concept that will help you on your daily work when you're are designing or developing solutions for Data Centers in an enterprise or a service provider.
I will suggest the author that for the second edition will need to cover the new technology that has emerge in the server industry and in the networking industry and will drive the industry for the next 5 years.
My rating of the book is a 4, good book for reference.