Anti-fragile ICT Systems

by Kjell Jørgen Hole

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Book Description

This book introduces a novel approach to the design and operation of large ICT systems. It views the technical solutions and their stakeholders as complex adaptive systems and argues that traditional risk analyses cannot predict all future incidents with major impacts. To avoid unacceptable events, it is necessary to establish and operate anti-fragile ICT systems that limit the impact of all incidents, and which learn from small-impact incidents how to function increasingly well in changing environments.

The book applies four design principles and one operational principle to achieve anti-fragility for different classes of incidents. It discusses how systems can achieve high availability, prevent malware epidemics, and detect anomalies. Analyses of Netflix's media streaming solution, Norwegian telecom infrastructures, e-government platforms, and Numenta's anomaly detection software show that cloud computing is essential to achieving anti-fragility for classes of events with negative impacts.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC). You can download Anti-fragile ICT Systems ebook for free in PDF format (4.4 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
Springer
Published
2016
Pages
159
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319300689
ISBN10
3319300687
ISBN13 Digital
9783319300702
ISBN10 Digital
3319300709
PDF Size
4.4 MB
License
CC BY-NC

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