Publications

Books

About the Authors

Dr. Wilbur H. (Bill) Highleyman brings more than 40 years experience in the design and implementation of mission-critical computer systems. He has published extensively on availability, performance, testing, and middleware issues. He is the author of “Performance Analysis of Transaction Processing Systems” published by Prentice-Hall, and is co-author of the three-volume series, “Breaking the Availability...

Breaking the Availability Barrier: Volume I

Survivable Systems for Enterprise Computing This book describes the techniques that can be used today for extending the time between system failures from years to centuries, often at little or no additional cost. For more information about this book series, please contact us. Purchase Breaking the Availability Barrier, Volume I (2004: ISBN 1-4107-9233-1) Chapter 1...

Breaking the Availability Barrier: Volume II

Achieving Century Uptimes with Active/Active Systems Volume II extends the theoretical topics covered in Volume I and covers significant issues and technologies related to active/active architectures, including availability calculations, redundant reliable networks, distributed databases, total cost of ownership, and node failures. Volume III is a companion to Volume II and contains practical examples and case...

Breaking the Availability Barrier: Volume III

Active/Active Systems in Practice Volume II extends the theoretical topics covered in Volume I and covers significant issues and technologies related to active/active architectures, including availability calculations, redundant reliable networks, distributed databases, total cost of ownership, and node failures. Volume III is a companion to Volume II and contains practical examples and case studies for...