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A new approach for dependability planning of network systems

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In this paper, a new approach to managing reliability of network systems is proposed. In contrast to the well-known problem formulation of reliability optimization it takes into account many parameters of a system such as costs, operational reliability, the profit from system operation, penalties for delays and failures. The objective function and boundary conditions for this problem formulation are derived. Explicit analytical expressions for an optimization of network systems are based on its performance metrics. The method can be used while designing of telecommunication systems, computer networks, network-centric and service-oriented systems.

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Supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 12-07-31214.

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Kalimulina, E.Y. A new approach for dependability planning of network systems. Int J Syst Assur Eng Manag 4, 215–222 (2013).

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