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Manager's Guide to Distributed Environments: From Legacy to Living Systems

Manager's Guide to Distributed Environments: From Legacy to Living Systems

Richard L. Ptak, J. P. Morgenthal, Simon Forge

ISBN: 978-0-471-19712-6

Nov 1998

368 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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A complete blueprint to enterprise distributed computing environments

Manager's Guide to Distributed Environments

At last, here is an in-depth look at the current state of enterprise computing, including a critical examination of the technologies and issues that require decision-making. It describes the changing relationships and roles of solution providers and consumers, providing advice on how to prepare for the new environment while avoiding potential pitfalls. The authors provide insight and information for both non-technical as well as technical executives faced with delivering increasingly sophisticated services in a complex, changing environment. Manager's Guide to Distributed Environments also helps you meet the every day challenges of delivering distributed computing services, by providing practical tips, hints, and to do lists. Topics covered include:
* Planning and building distributed systems
* Developing applications for the distributed environment
* Managing distributed systems for scalability
* Networked application management
* Management implications of the new IT organization
* Reskilling technical staff for distributed environment computing.
INTRODUCING DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS.

Distributed System Environments: A Management Primer.

Using Objects.

Building Distributed Applications.

MANAGING DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS.

Executive Management Roles.

Choosing the Architecture.

The Management Landscape.

Understanding the Management Toolbox.

Evaluating Management Solutions.

THE NEW SHAPE OF DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS.

Reskilling for Tomorrow.

Outsourcing.

Building Extensible Systems.

Delivering Enterprisewide Network Services.

Glossary.

Index.

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