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Buliding N1™ Grid Solutions Preparing, Architecting, and Implementing Service-Centric Data Centers

Book Description

The N1 Grid is Sun's vision, strategy, and architecture—and a set of products—that redefine the nature of data center computing. The N1 Grid architecture uses the network, physically and logically, as its fundamental organizing principle.

This book enables the reader to implement service-centric data center solutions through the use of N1 Grid-based principles and architectures, which are more efficient and flexible. It opens with an overview of how this approach evolved and then takes the reader through the process of preparing, architecting, and implementing N1 Grid-based solutions.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Foreword: Scaling the Tidal Wave
  4. Figures
  5. Tables
  6. Preface
  7. Introducing N1 Grid Solutions
    1. Context for the Vision
      1. Business Imperatives
      2. Technology Problems
      3. The Evolution of Enterprise Computing
      4. Moving Toward the N1 Grid Architecture
    2. Vision and Strategy
      1. Strategic Rationale
      2. Service-Centric Architectures
      3. A Systemic Solution
      4. The Systemic Approach
      5. Summary
    3. Realizing the Vision
      1. Properties of an N1 Grid System
      2. Workload-to-Resources Mapping
      3. N1 Grid Systems Realized
      4. Summary
  8. Preparing for N1 Grid Solutions
    1. Definition and Preparation
      1. Implications of Implementing N1 Grid Solutions
      2. SunTone Architecture Methodology
      3. N1 Grid Architecture Considerations
      4. Infrastructure Virtualization Impact
      5. Application Provisioning
      6. Mobility
      7. Operational Management Capabilities Model
      8. Summary
    2. Measurable Requirements
      1. Traceable Requirements
      2. SMART Requirements
      3. Use Cases
      4. CTQ Measurements
      5. Desire to Implement N1 Grid Solutions
      6. Service Life Cycle Measurements
      7. Summary
    3. Analysis
      1. Target Analysis
      2. Efficiency Approach
      3. Architectural Engagement Improvement Approach
      4. Strategic Approach
      5. Summary
  9. Architecting N1 Grid Solutions
    1. Strategic Flexibility
      1. Strategic Business Value
      2. Architecture and Strategic Flexibility
      3. SunTone Architecture Methodology
      4. Future of Strategic Flexibility
      5. Summary
    2. Infrastructure Optimization
      1. Building Infrastructure Optimization
      2. Virtualizing the Infrastructure
      3. Provisioning the Infrastructure
      4. Summary
    3. Application Optimization
      1. Understanding Applications, Middleware, and Services
      2. Building Application Optimization
      3. Virtualizing the Application
      4. Provisioning the Application
      5. Summary
    4. Data Center Optimization
      1. The Dynamic Data Center
      2. Strategic Flexibility
      3. Road Map to Data Center Optimization
      4. Summary
    5. Virtualized Service-Centric IT Environment
      1. Utility Computing
      2. Grid Computing
      3. Policy-Based Computing
      4. Summary
  10. Implementing N1 Grid Solutions
    1. Telecom Case Study
      1. Case Study Methodology
      2. N1 Grid System Implementation
      3. Summary
    2. Implementation Products
      1. N1 Grid Data Services Platform
      2. N1 Grid Provisioning Server
      3. N1 Grid Containers
      4. N1 Grid Service Provisioning System
      5. Summary
  11. Enterprise Installation Standard
  12. References
  13. Glossary
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
    6. F
    7. G
    8. H
    9. I
    10. J
    11. K
    12. L
    13. N
    14. O
    15. P
    16. Q
    17. R
    18. S
    19. T
    20. U
    21. V
    22. W
  14. Index