Preface

Objective of the Book

The ambition of this work is to present and compare various options regarding server architecture from two separate points of view: firstly, that of the information technology decision-maker who must choose a solution matching his or her company’s business requirements, and secondly, that of the systems architect who finds him- or herself between the rock of changes in hardware and software technologies and the hard place of changing business needs.

This book presents different aspects of server architecture are presented, from databases designed for parallel architectures to high-availability systems, and en route touches on often-neglected performance aspects.

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