The N1 Grid is Sun's vision, strategy, and architecture—and a set of products—that redefine the nature of data center computing. The N1 Grid architecture uses the network, physically and logically, as its fundamental organizing principle.
This book enables the reader to implement service-centric data center solutions through the use of N1 Grid-based principles and architectures, which are more efficient and flexible. It opens with an overview of how this approach evolved and then takes the reader through the process of preparing, architecting, and implementing N1 Grid-based solutions.
About the Author
Jason Carolan is a senior architect and principal engineer at Sun Microsystems. He has spent most of his five years at Sun in Sun Services, focused on developing solutions for Sun's customers in conjunction with systems architecture, and improving architectural quality through patterns.
Scott Radeztsky is one of Sun's principal engineers. His six years at Sun have been focused on architecture, performance and tuning, education, and working with customers to navigate uncharted architecture, technology, and operations territory in novel solution deployments.
Paul Strong is a systems architect at Sun Microsystems, working in the N1 Grid software product group. He has spent most of his seven years at Sun focused on resource management and availability and joined the N1 Grid software team at its inception.
Ed Turner is an architect in Sun's Client Services Organization supporting major customers in the telecommunications industry. Leveraging his seven-plus years in various technical and management roles at Sun, he focuses his efforts on guiding his customers' strategic architecture.