2nd Edition

Network Design
Management and Technical Perspectives




ISBN 9780849316081
Published December 28, 2004 by Auerbach Publications
696 Pages 151 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

There are hundreds of technologies and protocols used in telecommunications. They run the full gamut from application level to physical level. It is overwhelming to try to keep track of them. Network Design, Second Edition: Management and Technical Perspectives is a broad survey of the major technologies and networking protocols and how they interrelate, integrate, migrate, substitute, and segregate functionality. It presents fundamental issues that managers and engineers should be focused upon when designing a telecommunications strategy and selecting technologies, and bridges the communication gap that often exists between managers and technical staff involved in the design and implementation of networks.

For managers, this book provides comprehensive technology overviews, case studies, and tools for decision making, requirements analysis, and technology evaluation. It provides guidelines, templates, checklists, and recommendations for technology selection and configuration, outsourcing, disaster recovery, business continuity, and security. The book cites free information so you can keep abreast of important developments.

Engineers benefit from a review of the major technologies and protocols up and down the OSI protocol stack and how they relate to network design strategies. Topics include: Internet standards, protocols, and implementation; client server and distributed networking; value added networking services; disaster recovery and business continuity technologies; legacy IBM mainframe technologies and migration to TCP/IP; and MANs, WANs, and LANs.

For engineers wanting to peek under the technology covers, Network Design provides insights into the mathematical underpinnings and theoretical basis for routing, network design, reliability, and performance analysis. This discussion covers star, tree, backbone, mesh, and access networks. The volume also analyzes the commercial tools and approaches used in network design, planning, and management.

Table of Contents

MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR THE NETWORK
Management Overview of Network Design
Define the Business Objectives
Determine Potential Risks, Dependencies, Costs and
Benefits
Identify Project Requirements
Develop Project Implementation Approach
Strategic Positioning Using Networks
Case Studies
Calculation of Technology's Strategic Value
Dealing with Major Design Challenges
Organizational Concerns and Recommendations
Technology Concerns and Recommendations
Similarities and Differences between Voice and Data
Network Design and Planning
Major Trends and Technology Enablers
Societal Trends
Service Provider Trends
Major Trends and Technology Enablers
Technology Enablers
Summary

WIDE AREA NETWORK DESIGN AND PLANNING
Management Overview of WAN Network Design
Technical Overview of WAN Network Design
Centralized Network Design
Distributed Network Design
Star Topology Networks
Tree Networks
Backbone Networks
Mesh Networks
Value Added Network Services

LOCAL AREA NETWORK DESIGN AND PLANNING TECHNIQUES
Management Overview of Local Area Networks
i.e.,EE LAN Standards
Ethernet LANs
Wireless LANs
Similarities and Differences Between WAN and LAN
Design and Planning
LAN Design and Planning
LAN Performance Indicators and Modeling Parameters
Information Sources for Baseline LAN Models
LAN Visualization Instruments
LAN Planning and Design Tools
Summary

INTRANETS AND EXTRANETS
Management Overview
Benefits of Intranets
Intranet Planning and Management
Intranets Versus Groupware
Management Summary
Technical Overview
Internet Basics
Basic Terminology
Intranet Components
Intranet Implementation
Intranet Deployment
Intranet Security Issues
Public-Key Encryption
Digital Signatures
Link Encryption
Document Encryption
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Secure HTTP (S-HTTP)
Intranet Security Threats
Source-Routed Traffic
ICMP Redirects (Spoofing)
Summary

CLIENT SERVER AND DISTRIBUTED NETWORKING
Overview of Client/Server and Distributed Object Networking
Motivations for Distributed Networking
Two-Tier and Three-Tier Client Server Architectures
N-Tier Distributed Object Architectures
Middleware Functions and Implementation
Middleware Standards
Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA)
Component Object Model (COM)/Distributed
Component Model (DCOM)/COM+
Web Services
Summary of Client/Server and Distributed Object
Network Design Considerations

OUTSOURCING
Outsourcing Overview
Steps in the Outsourcing Process
Major Considerations in Outsourcing
Request for Information
Request for Proposal
Vendor Evaluation/Selection and Checklists
Strategic Partnerships and Agreements
Summary

AUTOMATED DESIGN AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT TOOLS
Network Design Tools
Network Management Tools
Network Management Protocols (CMISE/CMIP, SNMP,
and RMON)
Network Management Implementation
Web Based Network Management
Other Network Management Strategies
Summary

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN NETWORK DESIGN AND PLANNING
Overview of the Network Design Process
Data Collection
Automated Data Generation
Traffic Generators
Cost Generators and Tariff Data
Technical Requirements Specification
Node Selection, Placement, and Sizing
Network Topology
Routing Strategies
Architectures
Network Management
Security
Representation of Networks Using Graph Theory
Graph
Link
Undirected Graph
Arc
Directed Graph
Self-loop
Parallel Link
Simple Graph
Adjacency
Degree
Incident Link
Path
Cycle
Simple cycle
Connected Graph
Strongly Connected Graph
Tree
Minimal Spanning Tree
Star
Introduction to Algorithms
Definition of Algorithms
Introduction to Computational Complexity Analysis
Network Design Techniques
Performance Analysis
Queuing Essentials
Analysis of Loss and Delay In Networks
Analysis of Network Reliability
Network Costs

BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING AND DESIGN
Management Considerations
Define the Business Objectives Served By BC/DR
Planning
Determine Potential Risks, Dependencies, Costs and
Benefits-Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis
Design and Implement BC/DR Plan
Keep Informed About BC/DR Standards and
Recommendations
Technical Considerations
Facilities Solutions
Network Solutions
Data Storage Solutions
Application Level Solutions
Outsourcing Solutions
Summary

APPENDIX A: RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) CALCULATION
Case Study Overview
ROI Analysis
The ROI Equation
Depreciation & Capitalization
Expanded ROI Formula
ROI Numerator
Net Benefits: Additions
Costs Avoided
Efficiencies Created
Costs Incurred: Minuses
ROI Denominator
Project Investment
Sample ROI Analysis
ROI Numerator:
Savings and Cost Avoidance Related to Web-Based
Project
ROI Denominator
Results

APPENDIX B: OVERVIEW OF OSI MODEL AND COMPARISON WITH TCP/IP
Overview of OSI Model
Overview of TCP/IP Model

APPENDIX C: SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION AND RANKING PROCEDURES


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