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Disaster Survival Guide for Business Communications Networks Strategies for Planning, Response and Recovery in Data and Telecom Systems

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ISBN-10: 1578201179

ISBN-13: 9781578201174

Edition: 2002

Authors: Richard Grigonis

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Most businesses now realize that their communications infrastructure can be crippled instantly. Richard Grigonis explores the various technologies that exist to protect networks and aid in disaster recovery when the worst happens.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 2/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 383
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
September 11, 2001 - The World Changes
Remembering Things Past
Disasters Large and Small
Lessons Learned from "Ground Zero"
Verizon Heroically Rises to the Occasion
The Pyramid
Early Recovery
The Immediate Aftermath
Restocking NYSE Circuits
Justifiable Pride
Customer Backup
Doubling Up in Branch Offices
New York City Command and Control Center
Bridge and Tunnel Telecom
Disaster Specialists
Disaster Drills
The End of the Beginning
Conferencing Technology - Addressing the Fear Factor
In a Nutshell...
Why Use Conferencing Technology?
Pre-Disaster Trends
Post-Disaster Trends
Types of Conferencing Technology
Circuit-switched versus Packet-switched
Why Now?
The H and G "Standards"
MGCP and Megaco / H.248 enable Decomposed Gateways
Does MGCP and Megaco / H.248 get along with SIP?
Web Collaboration
An IP Video Renaissance
Vendors and Service Providers
Audio Conferencing is Still the Workhorse
Audio Conferencing Services
Customer Premise Audio Conferencing Devices
Conference Bridges
Phone System Conferencing Add-Ons
IP-Centric Audio Conferencing
"Roll your Own" Audio Conferencing
Audio Conferencing Buyer's Checklist
Data / Web Conferencing Gaining in Popularity
Does the Future Belong to Video (full multimedia) Conferencing?
Four Sizes Fit All
Centralized and Decentralized Multipoint Conferencing
"Multicasting" and Broadcast Conference Modes
Video Conferencing Buyer's Checklist
What's Next?
Companies Offering Video Conferencing Products and Services
Companies Offering General Conferencing Products and Services
Fault Tolerant Computing
The Need for Reliable Computing Power
Communications Must Run 24/7/365
Fault-Resilient Footprints: Divergent Applications, Divergent Forms of Fault Resilient Hardware
Motherboards vs. Passive Backplanes
Embedded Boards
Be Careful in Choosing a Motherboard
Pizza Boxes
Shoe-box Computers
The Classic 19-inch Rackmount
The Chassis / Blade Approach
Bus Wars
CompactPCI
Mezzanine Madness
VMEbus
CompactPCI vs. VME
Sun-based Platforms
PICMG 3.X / AdvancedTCA
Strategies for Fault-Resilience: Temperature Control, Monitoring, Prediction, Failover, Maintainability
Heat is the Enemy
Hot Power Supply, Hot Potato
What Power Supply
Blow Ye Wind
Monitoring and Alarm Boards
Automatic Failover
The PICMG 2.13 Standard
PICMG 2.16 Packet Switched Backplanes
Bye-Bye Bus? Serial and Pseudoserial Switch Fabrics Appear
InfiniBand
Arapahoe / 3GIO
HyperTransport
RapidIO
StarGen's StarFabric
PLX's Adaptive Switch Fabric Architecture
Different Strokes
Maintainability
Hot Swappable Components
Maintaining Call Center PCs with "Concentrated Computing"
Faultless Software
Software and Hardware Must Not Fight Each other
The Add-On
Platform Management Software for Fault Tolerance
Just Plain Stupid Errors
Top of the World, Ma
The Service Availability Forum's Middleware
Buying Fault Resilient Computing
Not Just Boxes - The Changing Role of the Fault-Resilient Manufacturer
Online Purchasing and "Virtual Configuration"
Fault Tolerant manufacturing of Fault Tolerant Computers - Assembly, Certification, Software Pre-installation, and Testing
Kanban
Poka-yoke
Testing
Kaizen and Gemba
Data Management and Storage Technology
Everything is Data, Even Money
RAID Revisited
RAID as a State of Mind
The Birth of NAS
The Rise of the SAN
The SAN - NAS Love-Hate Relationship
The Future of SANs
Storage Virtualization
SAN Management is Improving
Data Hosting and Remote Backup Services
Top 10 Data Protection Tips
Power Protection
More Power to You
Calming the Waters
The Weird World of Static Electricity
The Power Protection Device Family
Power Conditioners
AC Power and Telephone Lien Surge Suppressors
UPSs
Server-Room and Site Power Protection
Special Considerations for the Low End Marketplace
Special Considerations for the High-End Marketplace
Single-Phase vs. Three-Phase Power
Line Frequency
Differential Ground Problems
AC Signal Purity
High-End Line Conditioners
High-Power UPSs
High-Power USP Issues
The Smart UPS
When a UPS Needs Help
Exotic Futuristic Stuff
Wireless - Staying Connected
Wireless Technology to the Rescue
Wireless LANs - Practical at Last
From Fantasy to Reality
The Business Case for WLANs
The Components
WLAN Client Adapters
Access Points (APs)
Bringing WLANs to the Great Outdoors
Security or Lack Thereof
Encryption
Fixed Wireless or "Wireless Broadband"
Future Migration
Wireless Voice Services
IP Phones - Wireless?