Administering Data Centers: Servers, Storage, and Voice Over IP

Administering Data Centers: Servers, Storage, and Voice Over IP

By: Kailash Jayaswal (author)Hardback

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"This book covers a wide spectrum of topics relevant to implementing and managing a modern data center. The chapters are comprehensive and the flow of concepts is easy to understand." -Cisco reviewer Gain a practical knowledge of data center concepts To create a well-designed data center (including storage and network architecture, VoIP implementation, and server consolidation) you must understand a variety of key concepts and technologies. This book explains those factors in a way that smoothes the path to implementation and management. Whether you need an introduction to the technologies, a refresher course for IT managers and data center personnel, or an additional resource for advanced study, you'll find these guidelines and solutions provide a solid foundation for building reliable designs and secure data center policies. Understand the common causes and high costs of service outages Learn how to measure high availability and achieve maximum levels Design a data center using optimum physical, environmental, and technological elements Explore a modular design for cabling, Points of Distribution, and WAN connections from ISPs See what must be considered when consolidating data center resources Expand your knowledge of best practices and security Create a data center environment that is user- and manager-friendly Learn how high availability, clustering, and disaster recovery solutions can be deployed to protect critical information Find out how to use a single network infrastructure for IP data, voice, and storage

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About Author

KAILASH JAYASWAL has more than 18 years of experience as a systems and storage administrator in various companies such as IBM, Cisco Systems, Inc., Roche Bioscience, Siebel, KLA Tencor, and Caterpillar, Inc. He is currently a project manager at Cisco Systems, Inc. He has been involved in large data center consolidations, in capacity planning, in architecting and implementing server and storage installations, and in deploying disaster recovery solutions.


About the Author. Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part One: Data Center Basics. Chapter 1: No Time for Downtime. Chapter 2: The High-Availability Continuum. Part Two: Data Center Architecture. Chapter 3: Data Center Requirements. Chapter 4: Data Center Design. Chapter 5: Network Infrastructure in a Data Center. Chapter 6: Data Center Maintenance. Chapter 7: Power Distribution in a Data Center. Chapter 8: Data Center HVAC. Part Three: Data Center Consolidation. Chapter 9: Reasons for Data Center Consolidation. Chapter 10: Data Center Consolidation Phases. Part Four: Data Center Servers. Chapter 11: Server Performance Metrics. Chapter 12: Server Capacity Planning. Chapter 13: Best Practices in IT. Chapter 14: Server Security. Chapter 15: Server Administration. Chapter 16: Device Naming. Chapter 17: Load Balancing. Chapter 18: Fault Tolerance. Chapter 19: RAID. Part Five: Data Storage Technologies. Chapter 20: Data Storage Solutions. Chapter 21: Storage Area Networks. Chapter 22: Configuring a SAN. Chapter 23: Using SANs for High Availability. Chapter 24: IP-Based Storage Communications. Part Six: Data Center Clusters. Chapter 25: Cluster Architecture. Chapter 26: Cluster Requirements. Chapter 27: Designing Cluster-Friendly Applications. Part Seven: Network Design, Implementation, and Security. Chapter 28: Network Devices. Chapter 29: Network Protocols. Chapter 30: IP Addressing. Chapter 31: Network Technologies. Chapter 32: Network Topologies. Chapter 33: Network Design. Chapter 34: Designing Fault-Tolerant Networks. Chapter 35: Internet Access Technologies and VPNs. Chapter 36: Firewalls. Chapter 37: Network Security. Part Eight: Disaster Recovery. Chapter 38: Disaster Recovery. Chapter 39: DR Architectures. Part Nine: Future Considerations. Chapter 40: Voice over IP and Converged Infrastructure. Chapter 41: What's Next. Part Ten: Appendix. Appendix A: Storage and Networking Solutions. Glossary. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/12/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780471771838
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 632
  • ID: 9780471771838
  • weight: 1152
  • ISBN10: 047177183X

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