The rationale for this book appeared after long discussions with Patrick Ames about proposing innovative contents to the internetworking audience from the perspective of engineers working for Juniper Networks Professional Services.
Patrick has been supporting us and proposing ideas focusing on network migrations since the very first conception of this book. He has been fundamental through the complete editorial process until reaching publication and this book would not have come to fruition without him. His insistence, persistence, and encouragement have definitely made this book possible.
Aviva Garrett has been instrumental through the complete review process. Her writing experience has been a cornerstone in this book and her editorial support has been the guiding light through to the final edition. Apart from being our writing style reference guide, she has worked hard to improve the quality of the book and she has constantly encouraged us with her support.
Domiciano Alonso Fernandez and Miguel Cms Cecilia from Telefonica Espana have provided tremendously valuable feedback to this book. They have clearly approached the work with the eyes of a service provider and emphasized and corrected numerous topics using their vast knowledge, experience, and lessons learned.
Peter Lundqvist has provided us with extremely helpful reviews throughout all chapters. His comprehensive review on every topic and exercise, and more important, his fantastic sense of humor have been ...