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The Art of Scalability: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise, Second Edition by Michael T. Fisher, Martin L. Abbott

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Chapter 32. Planning Data Centers

Having collected an army and concentrated his forces, he must blend and harmonize the different elements thereof before pitching his camp.

—Sun Tzu

This chapter covers data centers, whether owned or leased, and the use of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions. The intent is to give you the tools necessary to be successful in designing highly available solutions at relatively low cost in a multiparadigm infrastructure-hosting world.

Data Center Costs and Constraints

In the last 15 years, something in data centers changed so slowly that few if any of us caught on until it was too late. Just as a military sniper moves very slowly into a firing position while the enemy watches but remains unaware of his presence, ...

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