N1 is Sun's architecture for the next generation data center. It simplifies datacenter operations by helping to reduce the complexity associated with runningIT infrastructures. Sun's N1 products and services enable organizations to treatthe data center as a single, unified system for cost-effective management, greater utilization, and faster responsiveness. The focus of the book is how tosolve strategic problems, namely "What problem does the customer have, andhow can N1 solve it?" The book starts by articulating the problems that areprevalent in the IT world today. After a brief overview of the N1 Vision, itprobes deeper into the nature of an N1 system in terms of its properties andthe value it delivers, and in terms of the goals for N1. It then covers the N1Architecture, explaining what it means to build a system. Also covers N1Products and what N1 means to Sun's product portfolio and that of othervendors.
About the Author:
Jason Carolan is a senior architect and principal engineer at Sun Microsystems. He has spent most of his five years at Sun in Sun Services, focused on developing solutions for Sun's customers in conjunction with systems architecture, and improving architectural quality through patterns.
Scott Radeztsky is one of Sun's principal engineers. His six years at Sun have been focused on architecture, performance and tuning, education, and working with customers to navigate uncharted architecture, technology, and operations territory in novel solution deployments.
Paul Strong is a systems architect at Sun Microsystems, working in the N1 Grid software product group. He has spent most of his seven years at Sun focused on resource management and availability and joined the N1 Grid software team at its inception.
Ed Turner is an architect in Sun's Client Services Organization supporting major customers in the telecommunications industry. Leveraging his seven-plus years in various technical and management roles at Sun, he focuses his efforts on guiding his customers' strategic architecture.