Guide to Reliable Distributed Systems

Guide to Reliable Distributed Systems

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This book describes the key concepts, principles and implementation options for creating high-assurance cloud computing solutions. The guide starts with a broad technical overview and basic introduction to cloud computing, looking at the overall architecture of the cloud, client systems, the modern Internet and cloud computing data centers. It then delves into the core challenges of showing how reliability and fault-tolerance can be abstracted, how the resulting questions can be solved, and how the solutions can be leveraged to create a wide range of practical cloud applications. The authora€™s style is practical, and the guide should be readily understandable without any special background. Concrete examples are often drawn from real-world settings to illustrate key insights. Appendices show how the most important reliability models can be formalized, describe the API of the Isis2 platform, and offer more than 80 problems at varying levels of difficulty.Building High-Assurance Applications and Cloud-Hosted Services Kenneth P Birman ... In practice Beehive is normally used with an average 1-hop delay, a value that trades off between replication cost (due to storage consumed) and speed.

Title:Guide to Reliable Distributed Systems
Author:Kenneth P Birman
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-01-14


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