With each chapter written by an industry expert, this reference gives an overview of the technical i...
With each chapter written by an industry expert, this reference gives an overview of the technical issues, state of the industry, and financial implications of using and managing distributed systems in an open environment. Technical issues are clarified, such as hardware and software compatibility, client/server computing, and distributed systems management. The authors examine challenges that users, systems managers, and vendors face; details and trends of key technologies and products; and a view of future distributed computing networks. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.