The intent of this book is to bring readers a straight-forward, crisp, and practical approach to designing world-class high-availability systems from the ground up, i.e., systems in which high availability is a critical design element and differentiator, as well as a customer requirement. Such systems include but are not limited to Telecom, Automotive, Medical, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Financial, and other Information Systems, which typically consist of high reliability hardware, embedded and off-the-shelf software, multi-site, multi-threaded distributed processing environments, complex real time applications, and demanding performance requirements.
Though high availability and reliability are typically “must-haves” and taken for granted, designing such systems is usually complex and difficult to implement for a variety of reasons and can take many iterations involving significant cost and effort. This book attempts to bring together different practical techniques used in the industry to successfully design, predict, and deploy high availability systems while reducing costs.
Keywords: Systems Engineering & Management, Six Sigma, high reliability, mission critical system deployment failure analysis Markov process, Poisson Process MTTF MTBF systems system architects design ,  , Klaus Schmidt ,  , 978-3642063794 , Applying Design for Six Sigma to Software and Hardware Systems , Eric Maass , 978-0137144303 , Introduction to Probability Models, Tenth Edition , Sheldon M. Ross  , 978-0123756862 , Design for Reliability: Information and Computer-Based SystemsEric Bauer ,  , 978-0-470-60465-6 , Probability and Stochastic Processes: A Friendly Introduction for Electrical and Computer Engineers, 2nd Edition , Roy D. Yates, David Goodman , 978-0-471-27214-4 ,  , Software Design for Six Sigma: A Roadmap for ExcellenceBasem S. El-Haik, Adnan Shaout , 978-0-470-40546-8, Availability, Reliability, DFSS, Six Sigma, System Design, System Architecture, Modeling, Simulation, Markov Analysis, Fault Management, Performance, Maintenance, Robust Design, Product Quality, High Quality, FMEA, DFMEA, Fault Trees, Fault Tree Analysis, Reliability Block Diagram, Field Data, Relex, Matlab, Minitab, Cognition, Crystal Ball, Poisson, Weibull, DOE, Design of Experiments, Probability, Distributions, State Machine, Repair, Recovery