Middleware Networks

Concept, Design and Deployment of Internet Infrastructure

  • Michah Lerner
  • George Vanecek
  • Nino Vidovic
  • Dado Vrsalovic

Part of the Advances in Database Systems book series (ADBS, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. IP Technology Fundamentals

    1. Pages 3-25
    2. Pages 27-72
  3. IP Service Platform Fundamentals

  4. Building the IP Service Platform

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 361-375

About this book


Middleware Networks: Concept, Design and Deployment of Internet Infrastructure describes a framework for developing IP Service Platforms and emerging managed IP networks with a reference architecture from the AT&T Labs GeoPlex project. The main goal is to present basic principles that both the telecommunications industry and the Internet community can see as providing benefits for service-related network issues. As this is an emerging technology, the solutions presented are timely and significant.
Middleware Networks: Concept, Design and Deployment of Internet Infrastructure illustrates the principles of middleware networks, including Application Program Interfaces (APIs), reference architecture, and a model implementation. Part I begins with fundamentals of transport, and quickly transitions to modern transport and technology. Part II elucidates essential requirements and unifying design principles for the Internet. These fundamental principles establish the basis for consistent behavior in view of the explosive growth underway in large-scale heterogeneous networks. Part III demonstrates and explains the resulting architecture and implementation. Particular emphasis is placed upon the control of resources and behavior. Reference is made to open APIs and sample deployments.
Middleware Networks: Concept, Design and Deployment of Internet Infrastructure is intended for a technical audience consisting of students, researchers, network professionals, software developers, system architects and technically-oriented managers involved in the definition and deployment of modern Internet platforms or services. Although the book assumes a basic technical competency, as it does not provide remedial essentials, any practitioner will find this useful, particularly those requiring an overview of the newest software architectures in the field.


Deployment Internet Scala architecture architectures communication control design interfaces middleware networks security software software architecture technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Michah Lerner
    • 1
  • George Vanecek
    • 1
  • Nino Vidovic
    • 1
  • Dado Vrsalovic
    • 2
  1. 1.AT&T LabsUSA
  2. 2.Intel Corp.USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7840-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47022-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1386-2944
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