The technologies and procedures of data network design in a single bestselling volume now in an updated edition. Chronologically organized, abudndantly illustrated, and filled with technical references for further study, this is the ideal blueprint for network designers who want to achieve an effective design plan. Includes coverage of ATM, Frame Relay, SONET, and X.25 Packet Switching.
A complete update of the bestselling guide to designing data and computer communications networks The updated edition of this popular guide remains the bestselling reference combining the technologies and procedures of data network design in a single volume. It offers you a solid working knowledge of all the latest network technologies, architectures and protocols used in the computer and data network design processand also leads you step-by-step through the design and implementation of an end-to-end network. Extensively illustrated and organized to follow the choronological order of the entire network design sequence, this Second Edition features: Increased coverage of frame relay, SMDS, and ATM protocols, interfaces, and services; Updated accounts of X.25 packet switching, FDDI, and SONET; A merged treatment of data transport design, computer network design, and LAN/MAN/WAN design; Design steps for high-level organizational details as well as low-level technical details. Whether you're a network designer, manager, or engineer, this completely up-to-date reference tool is the best available blueprint for achieving a successful network design strategy.