Sun ONE solutions, and other services, depend tremendously on optimal network infrastructures. However, there is currently very little information available on how to successfully deploy a strategy based on Sun Networking solutions. Networking technologies have evolved and current basic books do not address the needs of customers who want to understand Sun Networking technology offerings and how to integrate them with advanced networking switching equipment. This book covers emerging IP services, giving the reader a thorough reference of concise information on what Sun's services in this arena are, what benefits they provide, how they are implemented, and exactly where you would want to use them. Example services include Quality of Service, Server Load Balancing, SSL, IPSec, and much more. The authors also tackle the design of highly available, scaleable, manageable gigabit network architectures with a focus on the server to switch tier.
About the Author:
Deepak Kakadia is a staff engineer and network architect at Sun Microsystems, Inc., in Menlo Park, California. He has been with Sun for seven years. He worked previously at Corona Networks as principal engineer in the Network Management Systems group; at Digital Equipment Corp., where he worked on DEC OSF/1; and at Nortel Networks (Bell Northern Research) in Ottawa, Canada. He received a B.E. in computer systems, an M.S. in computer science, and has completed qualifiers and coursework for a Ph.D. in computer science. He has filed four patents in the area of network and systems management.
Francesco DiMambro is a staff engineer with Sun Microsystems, Inc., in Newark, California. He has centered his career around information technology and digital systems. His most recent experience was in developing the Sun GigaSwift Ethernet device driver. That development project steered him into the arena of developing drivers for maximum performance. It also gave him valuable insight into the usage of networks in Data Centers and led him to understand that best performance comes not only from within the system, but from the network configuration surrounding that system. This book provides an opportunity for him to share that insight so that it can be applied to give the best results for a Sun system operating within a Data Center network.