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Network Design

Management and Technical Perspectives, 2nd Edition

By Teresa C. Piliouras

Auerbach Publications

696 pages | 151 B/W Illus.

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications