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Standard Port-based Network Access Control (NAS) with tagged Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) systems are useful to authenticate users within an isolated network environment. This approach on its own, however, lacks the flexibility and granularity level that new generation networks based on SDN (Software Defined Networking) can provide. The flow-based… (More)
A data center is divided into three basic subsystems: information technology (IT), power, and cooling. Cooling plays an important role related to data center availability, and a failure in this subsystem may cause an interruption of services. Generally, a redundant cooling subsystem is implemented based on replacing the failed component by the standby one.… (More)
This paper presents a retrospective comparison of plastic versus metallic stents in the drainage of malignant distal biliary obstructions. We compared single plastic stents (SPS), multiple plastic stents (MPS), and metallic stents (SEMS) regarding clinical decrease of TB < 2.0 mg/dL, long-term patency, and adverse event. 58 patients (38 women) with MDBO… (More)
Cloud computing has gained popularity in recent years due to its pay-as-you-go business model, high availability of services, and scalability. Service unavailability does not affect just user experience but is also translated into direct costs for cloud providers and companies. Part of this costs is due to SLA breaches, once interruption time greater than… (More)
Guaranteeing high levels of availability is a huge challenge for cloud providers. The authors look at the causes of cloud failures and recommend ways to prevent them and to minimize their effects when they occur.
With cloud computing consolidation, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has been used as a solution for developing applications with low cost and maximum flexibility. However, an open challenge related to PaaS is the proper handling of multi-tier and stateful applications with support for high availability (HA); and scalability can be considered an essential… (More)