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.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 1030 g
Dimensions: 235 x 178 x 34 mm
"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
"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
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THE NETWORK DESIGN BIBLE!!!, June 5, 2002
Reviewer: Stephen Anderson from England, UK
I've read many network books, but this one really is beyond anything I've seen so far. This author, unlike others, has got it right, this is a book for engineers, a book written with so much detail it will blow your mind off. I especially loved two of its chapters: Chapter two which is on capacity planning and Chapter four which is on Network Cost Analysis, the two most important aspects that that will turn a network design into a real network.
This book is definitely worth every penny.
Finally a design book written for engineers, February 11, 2002
Reviewer: Glen S Ogden from UK
I own plenty of design books, unfortunately most of them just rehash design standards or design methods. I've waited a long time for a book that is written from an engineers viewpoint covering material that is relevant to my job and my interests.
My first impressions were great narrative and an exellent technical resource covering difficult and complex aspects such as capacity planning and performance. However, my particular area and what really drew me to this book was network costing and backbone design something that is usually under-represented.
The WAN and ATM sections are extremely well put together with some great insights. Overall, it is methodical, dense in some places definately challenging for the uninitiated but always accompanied with well thought out examples making it very readable, something that I thought made a great change from the norm.
Method is covered, but thankfully only where necessary and anyone like me who is involved in design will benefit from the design templates that are provided.
Overall, I'm extremely impressed and definately looking forward to the accompanying book on higher level security and routing. If it is as well written as this then, for engineers, it should be THE benchmark book set for anyone who is involved in network design. Top marks.