Fibre Channel for the 21st Century covers the fundamental need-to-know Fibre Channel interface information. This book has 100's of illustrations, analogies, and everyday examples, which makes the topics easier to understand and remember. In addition this book teaches a simple, highly effective method for troubleshooting Fibre Channel problems. Written by a leading expert in the field, this book on Fibre Channel is updated and fully revised. (Color Version)
This book contains the proceedings of the tenth biennial conference of the British Dam Society, held at the University of Wales in Bangor in 1998. Included are papers charting key issues on the future of dam engineering into the next century by eminent figures in the field of water engineering. Issues that are tackled include the use of risk analysis in the safety management and maintenance of dams, flood control and the management, performance and rehabilitation of ageing dams. These proceedings also explore environmental issues, sedimentation problems and include case histories of remedial works to control leakage.
As the 21st century begins, we are faced with opportunities and challenges of available technology as well as pressured to create strategic and tactical plans for future technology. Worldwide, IT professionals are sharing and trading concepts and ideas for effective IT management, and this co-operation is what leads to solid IT management practices. This volume is a collection of papers that present IT management perspectives from professionals around the world. The papers seek to offer new ideas, refine old ones, and pose interesting scenarios to help the reader develop company-sensitive management strategies.
Evaluating, planning, and migrating to SAN storage architectures SAN concepts, components, and applications--in depth Management, backup, disaster recovery, and day-to-day administration Includes an overview of Fibre Channel, the SAN enabler The complete guide to SAN technology for every implementer and manager! Every month, enterprises require more information, delivered faster, with greater reliability--and traditional data storage methods no longer suffice. Enter the Storage Area Network (SAN), which can store enormous amounts of data, serve it at lightning speed, scale to meet accelerating growth, and deliver unprecedented reliability. Now, there's a complete guide to SAN technology for every IT professional and decision-maker. Storage Area Networks covers it all: key concepts, components, applications, implementation examples, management, and much more. Coverage includes: What SANs are, what they can do, and how they overcome the critical limitations of earlier data storage systems Evolving to SANs: best practices for building SANs from your legacy storage topologies An overview of Fibre Channel, the key enabling technology for SANs SAN configuration, device, and connectivity options--in depth Well-managed SANs: day-to-day administration, backup, restore, and disaster recovery A detailed review of Hewlett-Packard's market-leading SAN product line: Fibre Channel chips, host bus adapters, hubs, arrays, tape libraries, bridges, switches, and more Storage Area Networks also previews the future of SAN technology: policy-based SANs, emerging applications, and more.Whether you're considering a SAN for the first time, or you want a comprehensive management reference for the SAN you've already invested in, this book offers the insights, techniques, and guidance you need right now.
Learn the basics of digital recording, each step of the signal path, and everything from microphone placement to mixing strategy through the eyes and ears of "The Immortal" Roger Nichols, master engineer and eight-time Grammy-award winner. From scientifically analyzing the differences between condenser, ribbon, and dynamic microphones to sharing his secrets to an amazing mix, Nichols delivers something for everyone interested in the science and art of audio engineering---no matter what your experience level is. The Roger Nichols Recording Method offers you the unique opportunity to learn directly from Roger Nichols himself---exactly as he would have taught at one of his famous master classes. The book is excellent for beginners but is still full of information for seasoned pros who want to know how Roger always managed to get that sound. Included are links to Pro Tools session files, personally set up by Roger, to give you hands-on training. Covers: * How to plan your recording sessions like a professional engineer and producer * Choosing the right microphones and how Roger would place them for a session * Test microphone patterns; learning about critical distance placement and the 3 to 1 rule * Understanding digital audio and how it really works to choose the right format for your sessions * Learning about the signal path from microphone/instrument levels, channels strips, and plugins * Recording multiple takes, overdubs, punch-in techniques, and gaining insight on editing digital audio files * Roger's personal tips for mixing, using automation, creating your final mix, and more!
Driven by the need and desire to reduce costs, organizations are faced with a set of decisions that require analytical scrutiny. Enterprise Architecture A to Z: Frameworks, Business Process Modeling, SOA, and Infrastructure Technology examines cost-saving trends in architecture planning, administration, and management. To establish a framework for discussion, this book begins by evaluating the role of Enterprise Architecture Planning and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) modeling. It provides an extensive review of the most widely deployed architecture framework models. In particular, the book discusses The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the Zachman Architectural Framework (ZAF) in detail, as well as formal architecture standards and all four layers of these models: the business architecture, the information architecture, the solution architecture, and the technology architecture. The first part of the text focuses on the upper layers of the architecture framework, while the second part focuses on the technology architecture. In this second section, the author presents an assessment of storage technologies and networking and addresses regulatory and security issues. Additional coverage includes high-speed communication mechanisms such as Ethernet, WAN and Internet communication technologies, broadband communications, and chargeback models. Daniel Minoli has written a number of columns and books on the high-tech industry and has many years of technical hands-on and managerial experience at top financial companies and telecom/networking providers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to these pages. By reviewing the strategies in this book, CIOs, CTOs, and senior managers are empowered by a set of progressive approaches to designing state-of-the-art IT data centers.
Multimedia computing (MMC) is becoming an increasingly popular technology. The widespread use of personal computers, together with significant scientific and economic breakthroughs in multimedia technology have begun to make multimedia a practical paradigm of end user computing, from the interactive text and graphics model that has developed since the 1950s into one that is more compatible with the digital electronic world of the next century. Although the field of multimedia computing is more than 30 years old, the rapidly changing personal computing industry has become obsessed with a set of technologies, products and practices that falls under the rubric of multimedia computing. As the industry continues to race toward the 21st century, it is becoming more and more difficult for people who are interested, but not directly involved in the development of MMC to identify and understand the important and key issues that underlie this topic. Multimedia Computing: Preparing for the 21st Century addresses the modern environment of MMC by providing you with a contemporary and extensive source book for issues surrounding MMC today and trends and issues related to the next generation of end user computing utilizing the technologies of multimedia.
The book opens with a biography, offering the reader an insight into Peter's personal life and the influences that inspired his passion and drive as an academic and water guru . The eulogy provides another perspective on Peter's life. Peter was a great gift to journalism, and to this nation. His commitment to good science and his ability to communicate that science were inspirational. This book is a celebration of Peter Cullen, a hard working and much respected advocate for the land and waterways of Australia.
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