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

Administering Data Centers: Servers, Storage, and Voice over IP
Author: Kailash Jayaswal
ISBN 13: 9780471771838
ISBN 10: 47177183
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2005-11-28
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 632
List Price: $90.00

"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