Foreword

Jim McCabe’s third edition of Network Analysis, Architecture, and Design defines a disciplined approach to network architecture and design. Jim’s approach addresses the critical elements required to successfully design and deploy networks in an increasingly complex environment. There is constant pressure to deploy new features and services while increasing the quality of existing services and network security. In addition, market forces are pressing network operators to closely manage investment in new infrastructure and decrease operations and maintenance costs. In the three years since Jim released the second edition the landscape has fundamentally changed. It is no longer possible to overbuild the network and hope to “grow” into it. ...

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