Issue No. 03 - May/June (2004 vol. 8)
Daniel A. Menasc? , George Mason University
I've used previous columns to discuss several quality-of-service (QoS) metrics, including response time, throughput, and availability, in the context of Web scalability. In most of my past discussions, though, I treated these metrics in isolation; here, I'll discuss how performance and availability are interrelated by using an Internet data center (IDC) as a motivating example. IDCs provide the means for geographically distributed Internet users to tap into other computers and applications.
Internet data centers, performance, availability, throughput
D. A. Menasc?, "Performance and Availability of Internet Data Centers," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 8, no. , pp. 94-96, 2004.