Capacity Planning for Web Performance: metrics, models, and methods
Prentice Hall, 1998, ISBN 0-13-693822-1
Virgilio A. F. Almeida. Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil,
Table of Contents:
- Chapter 1: When Performance is a Problem
- Chapter 2: What are Client/Server Systems
- Chapter 3: Performance Issues in Client/Server Environments
- Chapter 4: Performance Issues in Web Servers and Intranets
- Chapter 5: A Step-by-Step Approach to Capacity Planning in C/S Systems.
- Chapter 6: Understanding and Characterizing the Workload
- Chapter 7: Using Industry Standard Benchmarks
- Chapter 8: System-Level Performance Models
- Chapter 9: Component-Level Performance Models
- Chapter 10: Web Performance Modeling
- Chapter 11: Workload Forecasting
- Chapter 12: Measuring Performance
- Chapter 13: Wrapping Up
- Appendix A: Glossary of Terms
- Appendix B: About the CD-ROM
Quotes by Jeff P. Buzen, of BGS Systems, Peter Denning, of George Mason University, Jim Gray, of Microsoft Research, and Leonard Kleinrock, of UCLA.
Updated downloads: The following spreadsheets are updated and improved versions of the ones that come with the book’s CD-ROM: SysMod.xls. OpenQN.xls. and ClosedQN.xls.
About the Book: a unique book that explains clearly all important issues related to the performance of modern networked systems including client/server systems, Web servers, and intranets. The presentation is intuitive, illustrated by examples, and practical. Several MS Excel Workbooks accompany the book and support the implementation of all formulas and algorithms discussed in the book.
About the Authors: Dr. Daniel A. Menasc 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.