• Computers

Storage Network Performance Analysis


Author: Huseyin Simitci
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780764516856
Category: Computers
Page: 432
View: 5178
Features vendor-neutral coverage applicable to any storage network Includes a special case-study section citing real-world applications and examples The first vendor-neutral volume to cover storage network performance tuning and optimization Exacting performance monitoring and analysis maximizes the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of existing storage networks Meets the needs of network administrators, storage engineers, and IT professionals faced with shrinking budgets and growing data storage demands

    • Technology & Engineering

Performance Analysis of Communications Networks and Systems


Author: Piet Van Mieghem
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139450829
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
View: 7410
This rigourous and self-contained book describes mathematical and, in particular, stochastic methods to assess the performance of networked systems. It consists of three parts. The first part is a review on probability theory. Part two covers the classical theory of stochastic processes (Poisson, renewal, Markov and queuing theory), which are considered to be the basic building blocks for performance evaluation studies. Part three focuses on the relatively new field of the physics of networks. This part deals with the recently obtained insights that many very different large complex networks - such as the Internet, World Wide Web, proteins, utility infrastructures, social networks - evolve and behave according to more general common scaling laws. This understanding is useful when assessing the end-to-end quality of communications services, for example, in Internet telephony, real-time video and interacting games. Containing problems and solutions, this book is ideal for graduate students taking courses in performance analysis.

    • Computers

Windows Performance Analysis Field Guide


Author: Clint Huffman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124167047
Category: Computers
Page: 380
View: 9555
Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are designed to be the best performing operating systems to date, but even the best systems can be overwhelmed with load and/or plagued with poorly performing code. Windows Performance Analysis Field Guide gives you a practical field guide approach to performance monitoring and analysis from experts who do this work every day. Think of this book as your own guide to "What would Microsoft support do?" when you have a Windows performance issue. Author Clint Huffman, a Microsoft veteran of over fifteen years, shows you how to identify and alleviate problems with the computer resources of disk, memory, processor, and network. You will learn to use performance counters as the initial indicators, then use various tools to "dig in" to the problem, as well as how to capture and analyze boot performance problems. This field guide gives you the tools and answers you need to improve Microsoft Windows performance, including: Save money on optimizing Windows performance with deep technical troubleshooting that tells you "What would Microsoft do to solve this?" Includes performance counter templates so you can collect the right data the first time. Learn how to solve performance problems using free tools from Microsoft such as the Windows Sysinternals tools and more. In a rush? Chapter 1 Start Here gets you on the quick path to solving the problem. Also covers earlier versions such as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.


    • Computers

Managing Traffic Performance in Converged Networks

20th International Teletraffic Congress, ITC20 2007, Ottawa, Canada, June 17-21, 2007, Proceedings
Author: Lorne Mason,Tadeusz Drwiega,James Yan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540729909
Category: Computers
Page: 1196
View: 1727
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Teletraffic Congress, ITC 2007, held in Ottawa, Canada, June 2007. Coverage includes IPTV planning and modeling, network performance, traffic engineering, end-to-end delay in converged networks, queuing models, impact of convergence and divergence forces on network performance, traffic management in wireless networks, and network design for capacity and performance.

    • Computers

Storage Area Network Essentials

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Implementing SANs
Author: Richard Barker,Paul Massiglia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471267112
Category: Computers
Page: 528
View: 1698
The inside scoop on a leading-edge data storage technology The rapid growth of e-commerce and the need to have all kinds of applications operating at top speed at the same time, all on a 24/7 basis while connected to the Internet, is overwhelming traditional data storage methods. The solution? Storage Area Networks (SANs)--the data communications technology that's expected to revolutionize distributed computing. Written by top technology experts at VERITAS Software Global Corporation, this book takes readers through all facets of storage networking, explaining how a SAN can help consolidate conventional server storage onto networks, how it makes applications highly available no matter how much data is being stored, and how this in turn makes data access and management faster and easier. System and network managers considering storage networking for their enterprises, as well as application developers and IT staff, will find invaluable advice on the design and deployment of the technology and how it works. Detailed, up-to-date coverage includes: The evolution of the technology and what is expected from SANs Killer applications for SANs Full coverage of storage networking and what it means for the enterprise's information processing architecture Individual chapters devoted to the storage, network, and software components of storage networking Issues for implementation and adoption

    • Computers

Performance Evaluation: Origins and Directions


Author: Günter Haring,Christoph Lindemann,Martin Reiser
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540465065
Category: Computers
Page: 532
View: 6889

    • Computers

Network Performance and Security

Testing and Analyzing Using Open Source and Low-Cost Tools
Author: Chris Chapman
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 012803601X
Category: Computers
Page: 380
View: 6198
Network Performance Security: Testing and Analyzing Using Open Source and Low-Cost Tools gives mid-level IT engineers the practical tips and tricks they need to use the best open source or low cost tools available to harden their IT infrastructure. The book details how to use the tools and how to interpret them. Network Performance Security: Testing and Analyzing Using Open Source and Low-Cost Tools begins with an overview of best practices for testing security and performance across devices and the network. It then shows how to document assets—such as servers, switches, hypervisor hosts, routers, and firewalls—using publicly available tools for network inventory. The book explores security zoning the network, with an emphasis on isolated entry points for various classes of access. It shows how to use open source tools to test network configurations for malware attacks, DDoS, botnet, rootkit and worm attacks, and concludes with tactics on how to prepare and execute a mediation schedule of the who, what, where, when, and how, when an attack hits. Network security is a requirement for any modern IT infrastructure. Using Network Performance Security: Testing and Analyzing Using Open Source and Low-Cost Tools makes the network stronger by using a layered approach of practical advice and good testing practices. Offers coherent, consistent guidance for those tasked with securing the network within an organization and ensuring that it is appropriately tested Focuses on practical, real world implementation and testing Employs a vetted "security testing by example" style to demonstrate best practices and minimize false positive testing Gives practical advice for securing BYOD devices on the network, how to test and defend against internal threats, and how to continuously validate a firewall device, software, and configuration Provides analysis in addition to step by step methodologies

    • Technology & Engineering

Building Performance Analysis


Author: Pieter de Wilde
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119341949
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 616
View: 6016
Explores and brings together the existent body of knowledge on building performance analysis Building performance is an important yet surprisingly complex concept. This book presents a comprehensive and systematic overview of the subject. It provides a working definition of building performance, and an in-depth discussion of the role building performance plays throughout the building life cycle. The book also explores the perspectives of various stakeholders, the functions of buildings, performance requirements, performance quantification (both predicted and measured), criteria for success, and the challenges of using performance analysis in practice. Building Performance Analysis starts by introducing the subject of building performance: its key terms, definitions, history, and challenges. It then develops a theoretical foundation for the subject, explores the complexity of performance assessment, and the way that performance analysis impacts on actual buildings. In doing so, it attempts to answer the following questions: What is building performance? How can building performance be measured and analyzed? How does the analysis of building performance guide the improvement of buildings? And what can the building domain learn from the way performance is handled in other disciplines? Assembles the current body of knowledge on building performance analysis in one unique resource Offers deep insights into the complexity of using building performance analysis throughout the entire building life cycle, including design, operation and management Contributes an emergent theory of building performance and its analysis Building Performance Analysis will appeal to the building science community, both from industry and academia. It specifically targets advanced students in architectural engineering, building services design, building performance simulation and similar fields who hold an interest in ensuring that buildings meet the needs of their stakeholders.

    • Computers

Performance Analysis for Java Web Sites


Author: Stacy Joines,Ruth Willenborg,Ken Hygh
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201844542
Category: Computers
Page: 425
View: 5530
Targeting the critical issue of performance, this guide shows how to resolve bottlenecks, increase speed, and get better overall performance for Java Websites. The author team is a group of seasoned performance experts who have helped hundreds of customers resolve enterprise Website performance issues.

    • Computers

Systems Performance

Enterprise and the Cloud
Author: Brendan Gregg
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133390098
Category: Computers
Page: 735
View: 853
"Large-scale enterprise, cloud, and virtualized computing systems have introduced serious performance challenges. Now, internationally renowned performance expert Brendan Gregg has brought together proven methodologies, tools, and metrics for analyzing and tuning even the most complex environments. Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud focuses on Linux® and Unix® performance, while illuminating performance issues that are relevant to all operating systems. You'll gain deep insight into how systems work and perform, and learn methodologies for analyzing and improving system and application performance. Gregg presents examples from bare-metal systems and virtualized cloud tenants running Linux-based Ubuntu®, Fedora®, CentOS, and the illumos-based Joyent® SmartOSTM and OmniTI OmniOS®. He systematically covers modern systems performance, including the "traditional" analysis of CPUs, memory, disks, and networks, and new areas including cloud computing and dynamic tracing. This book also helps you identify and fix the "unknown unknowns" of complex performance: bottlenecks that emerge from elements and interactions you were not aware of. The text concludes with a detailed case study, showing how a real cloud customer issue was analyzed from start to finish."--Back cover.

    • Technology & Engineering

Advances in Optical Data Storage Technology

8-10 November, 2004, Beijing, China
Author: Duanyi Xu,Kees A. Schouhamer Immink,Keiji Shono,Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
Publisher: Society of Photo Optical
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 460
View: 6255
Proceedings of SPIE present the original research papers presented at SPIE conferences and other high-quality conferences in the broad-ranging fields of optics and photonics. These books provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in their respective fields. Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references in patent literature.

    • Computers

Network Security Through Data Analysis

Building Situational Awareness
Author: Michael S Collins
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449357865
Category: Computers
Page: 348
View: 9009
Traditional intrusion detection and logfile analysis are no longer enough to protect today’s complex networks. In this practical guide, security researcher Michael Collins shows you several techniques and tools for collecting and analyzing network traffic datasets. You’ll understand how your network is used, and what actions are necessary to protect and improve it. Divided into three sections, this book examines the process of collecting and organizing data, various tools for analysis, and several different analytic scenarios and techniques. It’s ideal for network administrators and operational security analysts familiar with scripting. Explore network, host, and service sensors for capturing security data Store data traffic with relational databases, graph databases, Redis, and Hadoop Use SiLK, the R language, and other tools for analysis and visualization Detect unusual phenomena through Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) Identify significant structures in networks with graph analysis Determine the traffic that’s crossing service ports in a network Examine traffic volume and behavior to spot DDoS and database raids Get a step-by-step process for network mapping and inventory

    • Computers

Performance Analysis of Queuing and Computer Networks


Author: G.R. Dattatreya
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781584889878
Category: Computers
Page: 472
View: 4721
Performance Analysis of Queuing and Computer Networks develops simple models and analytical methods from first principles to evaluate performance metrics of various configurations of computer systems and networks. It presents many concepts and results of probability theory and stochastic processes. After an introduction to queues in computer networks, this self-contained book covers important random variables, such as Pareto and Poisson, that constitute models for arrival and service disciplines. It then deals with the equilibrium M/M/1/∞queue, which is the simplest queue that is amenable for analysis. Subsequent chapters explore applications of continuous time, state-dependent single Markovian queues, the M/G/1 system, and discrete time queues in computer networks. The author then proceeds to study networks of queues with exponential servers and Poisson external arrivals as well as the G/M/1 queue and Pareto interarrival times in a G/M/1 queue. The last two chapters analyze bursty, self-similar traffic, and fluid flow models and their effects on queues.

    • Computers

Designing Storage for Exchange 2007 SP1


Author: Pierre Bijaoui,Juergen Hasslauer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080560038
Category: Computers
Page: 560
View: 845
Designing Storage for Exchange 2007 SP1 will help you understand the new choices and possibilities available in designing your storage environment for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1. The move of Microsoft Exchange Server from a 32-bit application to the 64-bit world reduced the I/O footprint on the storage subsystem. This allows users to consider shared storage deployments or go the opposite way and focus on direct attached storage. Supporting large mailboxes is now possible, but how do you back up and recover the increased amount of data? Exchange Server 2007 Continuous Replication and new features in Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering provides interesting possibilities for geographically dispersed deployments. This book explains these new built-in features of Exchange Server 2007 and compares them with application independent data replication solutions provided by high-end storage subsystems. It is critical to understand these key technologies to make the right decision which storage solution best fits your business needs. The authors share their experience from large scale deployments and depict configurations used during their projects. Includes a description of how the move to a 64-bit application reduced the I/O behavior Storage hardware technologies and Windows storage stack features for Exchange server Exchange Server 2007 Continuous Replication and Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Performance monitoring and analysis to optimize the Exchange Server 2007 configuration

    • Computers

Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals


Author: James Long
Publisher: Cisco Press
ISBN: 0133490556
Category: Computers
Page: 552
View: 6810
A comparative analysis of Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Fibre Channel in the context of SCSI Introduces network administrators to the requirements of storage protocols Explains the operation of network protocols to storage administrators Compares and contrasts the functionality of Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Fibre Channel Documents the details of the major protocol suites, explains how they operate, and identifies common misunderstandings References the original standards and specifications so you can get a complete understanding of each protocol Helps you understand the implications of network design choices Discusses advanced network functionality such as QoS, security, management, and protocol analysis Corporations increasingly depend on computer and communication technologies to remain competitive in the global economy. Customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, and e-mail are a few of the many applications that generate new data every day. Effectively storing, managing, and accessing that data is a primary business challenge in the information age. Storage networking is a crucial component of the solution to meet that challenge. Written for both storage administrators who need to learn more about networking and network administrators who need to learn more about storage, Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals is a concise introduction to storage networking protocols. The book picks up where Storage Networking Fundamentals left off by focusing on the networking protocols that underlie modern open systems: block-oriented storage networks. The first part of the book introduces you to the field of storage networking and the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model. The second part compares networked storage technologies, including iSCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface over IP) and Fibre Channel. It also examines in detail each of the major protocol suites layer-by-layer within the OSI reference model. The third part discusses advanced functionalities of these technologies, such as quality of service (QoS), load-balancing functions, security, management, and protocol analysis. You can read this book cover to cover or use it as a reference, directly accessing the particular topics of interest to you. “Storage networking is a critical concept for today’s businesses, and this book provides a unique and helpful way to better understand it. Storage networking is also continuously evolving, and as such this book may be seen as an introduction to the information technology infrastructures of the future.” —from the foreword by Claudio DeSanti, vice-chairman of the ANSI INCITS T11 Technical Committee

    • Sports & Recreation

Basketball on Paper

Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis
Author: Dean Oliver
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597973319
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 393
View: 1501
Journey inside the numbers for an exceptional set of statistical tools and rules that can help explain the winning, or losing, ways of a basketball team. Basketball on Paper doesnat diagram plays or explain how players get in shape, but instead demonstrates how to interpret player and team performance. Dean Oliver highlights general strategies for teams when theyare winning or losing and what aspects should be the focus in either situation. He describes and quantifies the jobs of team leaders and role players, then discusses the interactions between players and how to achieve the best fit. Oliver conceptualizes the meaning of teamwork and how to quantify the value of different types of players working together. He examines historically successful NBA teams and identifies what made them so successful: individual talent, a system of putting players together, or good coaching. Oliver then uses these statistical tools and case studies to evaluate the best players in history, such as Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Charles Barkley and how they contributed to their teamsa success. He does the same for some of the NBAas oddball players-Manute Bol, Muggsy Bogues, and Dennis Rodman and for the WNBAas top players. Basketball on Paper is unique in its incorporation of business and analytical concepts within the context of basketball to measure the value of players in a cooperative setting. Whether youare looking for strategies or new ideas to throw out while watching the ballgame at a sports bar, Dean Oliveras Basketball on Paper will give you amazing new insights into teamwork, coaching, and success."

    • Asynchronous transfer mode

IEEE International Conference on Networks 2000

ICON 2000 : Networking Trends and Challenges in the New Millennium : September 5-8, 2000, National University of Singapore, Singapore : Proceedings
Author: Chen-Khong Tham,Liren Zhang
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Press
ISBN: 9780769507774
Category: Asynchronous transfer mode
Page: 501
View: 4253

    • Computers

Computer-communication network design and analysis


Author: Mischa Schwartz
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 372
View: 2207
Capacity assignment in networks; Capacity assignment in distributed network; Centralized networks: time delay-cost trade offs; Elements of queueing theory; Concentration and buffering in store-and-forward networks; Concentration: finite buffers, dynamic buffering, block storage; Centralized network design: multipoint connections; Network design algorithms; Routing and flow control; Polling in networks; Random access techniques; Line control procedures.