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24029-1 Straight from Wall Street: The complete guide to managing mission-critical distributed systems. For nearly a decade, Yuval Lirov and a team of experts at top Wall Street investment house Lehman Brothers have worked to develop production standards that combine the value and flexibility of distributed systems with the reliability of traditional mainframes. In Mission-Critical Systems Management, you'll see the powerful results they've achieved-and learn how to leverage their ideas in your own organization to: *Improve performance *Increase availability *Reduce costs For the distributed systems manager, Mission-Critical Systems Management is an unparalleled idea book, bringing together state-of-the-art industry experience in systems administration, database administration, production batch cycles, and much more. You'll discover how to effectively restructure systems support through consolidation, outsourcing, insourcing, and automation. You'll learn design techniques for building more effective systems management tools.The book also includes: *Architectures and code excerpts for system developers *Frameworks for system integrators *Practical advice on purchasing and support *New ideas for aligning IS with the requirements of users Mission-Critical Systems Management includes contributions from experts at Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, Cray, MIT, and other leading-edge institutions, making it your single source for the world's best ideas in distributed systems management.

If you're in the trenches, battling to manage distributed systems of unprecedented complexity, this book can save your career-and your sanity.

Yuval Lirov is a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers. He specializes in improving systems reliability and reducing support costs through economies of scale. His four years of managing 24x7 systems support for 3,300 hosts, 360 database servers, and 150 mission critical applications have resulted in efficiency improvements of greater than 100%. User satisfaction, determined through polls, has been sustained at 98%. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Dr. Lirov held management and development positions at Salomon Brothers and Bell Laboratories. He earned his doctorate in Systems Science under the guidance of Professor E. Y. Rodin at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Lirov is an author of "Mission Critical Systems Management" (Prentice Hall, 1997) and over 100 technical publications and patents in distributed systems management, troubleshooting, and resource allocation.

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