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Distributed Systems Architecture by Frank Pilhofer, Kay Römer, Arno Puder

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

The goal of this introduction is to present an overview of the content of this book. We will also use it as a vehicle for explaining our motivation behind writing the book and the objectives we set out to achieve. We identify the target group we want to reach with this book and then present a chapter-by-chapter breakdown of the topics discussed.

1.1 INFRASTRUCTURES FOR DISTRIBUTED APPLICATIONS

The pervasiveness of networking technology both locally (e.g., local area networks) and globally (e.g., the Internet) enables the proliferation of distributed applications. Since the parts of a distributed application execute in different physical locations, these applications offer a number of advantages: geographical constraints ...

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