Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Delivering Carrier Ethernet or Enterprise Service Bus

Delivering Carrier Ethernet: Extending Ethernet Beyond the LAN

Author: Abdul Kasim

A practical, in-depth technical guide to understanding and deploying Carrier Ethernet technologies

This is the only book on the market to address how Carrier Ethernet--the emerging high-speed access solution--is fast becoming the de facto technology in Service Provider networks. Delivering Ethernet in Access Networks provides engineers and telecom professionals with an in-depth technical guide to understanding and deploying Carrier Ethernet technologies. Each chapter includes deployment and implementation strategies and examples written by global experts.

Abdul Kasim is vice president for ethernet business development at ADVA Optical Networking, a global provider of optical and ethernet solutions for metropolitan networks.

New interesting textbook: Herding Cats or Vindication

Enterprise Service Bus

Author: David A Chappell

Large IT organizations increasingly face the challenge ofintegrating various web services, applications, and other technologies into a single network. The solution to finding a meaningful large-scale architecture that is capable of spanning a global enterprise appears to have been met in ESB, or Enterprise Service Bus. Rather than conform to the hub-and-spoke architecture of traditional enterprise application integration products, ESB provides a highly distributed approach to integration, with unique capabilities that allow individual departments or business units to build out their integration projects in incremental, digestible chunks, maintaining their own local control and autonomy, while still being able to connect together each integration project into a larger, more global integration fabric, or grid.

Enterprise Service Bus offers a thorough introduction and overview for systems architects, system integrators, technical project leads, and CTO/CIO level managers who need to understand, assess, and evaluate this new approach. Written by Dave Chappell, one of the best known and authoritative voices in the field of enterprise middleware and standards-based integration, the book drills down into the technical details of the major components of ESB, showing how it can utilize an event-driven SOA to bring a variety of enterprise applications and services built on J2EE, .NET, C/C++, and other legacy environments into the reach of the everyday IT professional.

With Enterprise Service Bus, readers become well versed in the problems faced by IT organizations today, gaining an understanding of how current technology deficiencies impact business issues. Through the study of real-world use cases and integration patterns drawn from several industries using ESB—including Telcos, financial services, retail, B2B exchanges, energy, manufacturing, and more—the book clearly and coherently outlines the benefits of moving toward this integration strategy. The book also compares ESB to other integration architectures, contrasting their inherent strengths and limitations.

If you are charged with understanding, assessing, or implementing an integration architecture, Enterprise Service Bus will provide the straightforward information you need to draw your conclusions about this important disruptive technology.

Table of Contents:
1Introduction to the enterprise service bus1
2The state of integration22
3Necessity is the mother of invention43
4XML : the foundation for business data integration60
5Message oriented middleware (MOM)77
6Service containers and abstract endpoints101
7ESB service invocations, routing, and SOA126
8Protocols, messaging, custom adapters, and services146
9Batch transfer latency168
10Java components in an ESB183
11ESB integration patterns and recurring design solutions197
12ESB and the evolution of web services225

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