Where can I find published material covering high-availability and redundant networks? Specifically, I would like to see case studies or specific texts that discuss the design of a network that uses multiple paths instead of primary/cold backup solutions. I would guess that it would include MPLS, load-balancing, routing protocol metric and cost manipulation, summarization and supernetting, convergence, etc.
There are a couple of sites that are dedicated to data centers where you can find some of this information. They are
. Both of these are good resources. Also, check with the major vendors on their websites for white papers and case studies using their equipment.
Here is a link to some searches on Barnes and Noble that have some good info. Also, you may want to join the ACM...
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(Association for Computing Machinery). This is one of the best organizations that I have found providing lots of free classes, etc.