Learn to choose the best technologies for your WAN while keepingcosts under control From VPNs to multiservice networks that carryvoice, video, and data, to mobility for corporate users--newtechnologies are rapidly changing the way we manage and design widearea networks. And with WAN costs accounting for 75-90 percent ofthe lifecycle costs for most enterprise networks, it is becomingincreasingly critical to understand the economies of running a WAN.This book provides you with a complete strategy for integrating thelatest technologies into your WAN and ensuring availability andquality of service while balancing costs.
Whether you plan to add new capabilities to your network or modifyexisting ones, expert WAN designer Howard Berkowitz walks youstep-by-step through all existing WAN services plus their matchingbusiness requirements and cost analysis. Along the way, he debunksmyths about what's practical on a WAN, discusses capabilities andtradeoffs of widely used technologies, and reveals the realitiesand limitations of different services.
With WAN Survival Guide at your side, you'll be able to:
Formulate end-user and service provider requirements
Avoid costs through multiservice networking and reduceddowntime
Set up, manage, and enforce QoS
Provide basic services through dedicated lines, frame relay, ATM,and similar technologies
Take advantage of virtual networks, VPNs, security, roaming, andmobility
Work with database fault tolerance and multihoming
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