Capacity Planning for Web Services: metrics, models, and methods

Prentice Hall, 2001, ISBN 0-13-065903-7

Daniel A. Menascé, George Mason University,

Virgilio A. F. Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil,

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Quotes by Jeff P. Buzen, of CMG and BMC Software; Mark Crovella of Boston University and Network Appliance; Peter Denning, of George Mason University; Jim Gray, of Microsoft Research; and Leonard Kleinrock, of UCLA and Nomadix Inc.


About the Book: a unique book that explains clearly all important issues related to the performance and availability of modern web services. The presentation is intuitive, illustrated by many examples, and practical. Several Microsoft Excel workbooks support the implementation of all formulas and models discussed in the book.

About the Authors: Dr. Daniel A. Menascé is a Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University, Virginia. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and was elected a Fellow of the ACM in 1997 in recognition of outstanding technical and professional achievements in the field of information technology. Dr. Virgilio A. F. Almeida is a Professor of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.

Also from Menascé and Almeida: Scaling for E-Business: technologies, models, performance, and capacity planning, Prentice Hall, 2000, and Capacity Planning and Performance Modeling: from mainframes to client/server systems, Prentice Hall, 1994.


Last updated: October 9, 2001.