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High Availability IT Services

1st Edition

By Terry Critchley

Auerbach Publications

537 pages

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pub: 2014-12-17
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This book starts with the basic premise that a service is comprised of the 3Ps-products, processes, and people. Moreover, these entities and their sub-entities interlink to support the services that end users require to run and support a business. This widens the scope of any availability design far beyond hardware and software. It also increases t

Table of Contents

An Availability Primer. Availability Theory and Practice. Vendors and High Availability. Clouds and Virtualization. Appendices and Hard Sums.

About the Author

Dr. Terry Critchley is a retired IT consultant living near Manchester in the United Kingdom. He studied physics at the Manchester University (using some of Rutherford's original equipment!), gained an Honours degree in physics, and 5 years later with a PhD in nuclear physics. He then joined IBM as a Systems Engineer and spent 24 years there in a variety of accounts and specializations, later served in Oracle for 3 years. Terry joined his last company, Sun Microsystems in 1996 and left there in 2001, after planning and running the Sun European Y2000 education, and then spent a year at a major UK bank.

In 1993 he initiated and coauthored a book on Open Systems for the British Computer Society (Open Systems: The Reality) and has recently written this book IT Services High Availability. He is also mining swathes of his old material for his next book, Service Performance and Management.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Production & Operations Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Networking / General