The task of writing this book has been made easier due to the considerable help received in the process. Acknowledging that help, and thanking the contributors, to whom we are indebted, is truthfully one of the most significant pleasures of the task!
The book has benefitted enormously from the input of both Emmanuel Tychon and Thomas Telkamp, experts in their respective fields. Emmanuel’s contribution formed the basis of the active monitoring section in Chapter 5. Thomas’s work formed the basis of the capacity planning section in Chapter 6.
Rong Pan provided valuable input and expertise on the subject of RED tuning, which is used in Chapter 3.
This first edition has been improved enormously from the practical and constructive ...