In most schools the dominant supporting technology has been either the stand-alone personal computer or a modest local network. The situation is changing rapidly as a rising number of schools provide access to the Internet for their staff and pupils, opening avenues for communication and networking hitherto not possible.
<ul> <li>Explores practical advantages of Grid Computing and what is needed by an organization to migrate to this new computing paradigm <li>This self-contained reference makes both the concepts and applications of grid computing clear and understandable to even non-technical managers <li>Explains the underlying networking mechanism and answers such questions critical to the business enterprise as <ul> <li>"What is grid computing?" <li>"How widespread is its present/potential penetration?" <li>"Is it ready for prime time?" <li>"Are there firm standards?" <li>"Is it secure?" <li>"How do we bill this new product?" and <li>"How can we deploy it (at a macro level)?" </ul> </ul>
Quality of Service is expected to become the most important communications topic in the new millennium.<br> <br> The acclaimed author, Gilbert Held, provides a comprehensive guide to obtaining a Quality of Service (QoS) capability in a Cisco hardware environment.<br> <br> Today there are many aspects of the QoS 'puzzle' and Cisco is providing users with a wide range of solutions. Some solutions are well known but do not scale for use on the Internet or on a large corporate Intranet. Other solutions must be used in conjunction with different schemes for true end-to-end QoS. That is where this book comes in, providing a guide to the various pieces of the QoS puzzle.<br> <br> Quality of Service in a Cisco Networking Environment:<br> * Is a one-stop location to obtain complete and concise information about achieving QoS for applications transported over local and wireless area networks.<br> <br> * Provides a tutorial on the operation of different QoS techniques (IEEE 802.1p, 802.1Q, Differentiated Services, and RSVP).<br> <br> * Describes Cisco Router QoS and Switch QoS commands.<br> <br> * Gives examples of QoS configurations.<br> <br> * Includes a series of easy to implement IP and Frame Relay traffic enhancement techniques.<br> Written for the local and wide area network planners and managers, local area network administrators and router administrators, every chapter initially guides the reader through the theory behind a specific QoS technique. This information is then followed with a series of Cisco command examples tailored to a specific QoS technique. Readers learn both how a QoS technique operates and how to place it into effect in a Cisco environment.