17. Conclusion

  1. Maria Toeroe1 and
  2. Francis Tam2

Published Online: 18 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119941378.ch17

Service Availability: Principles and Practice

Service Availability: Principles and Practice

How to Cite

Toeroe, M. and Tam, F. (eds) (2012) Conclusion, in Service Availability: Principles and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119941378.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Ericsson, Town of Mount Royal, Quebec, Canada

  2. 2

    Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119954088

Online ISBN: 9781119941378



  • AMF specification;
  • configuration designers;
  • high availability (HA);
  • SA Forum specifications


This conclusion chapter of the book talks about the previous chapters. The AMF specification is often perceived as too complex without clear distinction of what should be addressed by the developers and what is of concern of configuration designers and administrators. At the time of writing, the SA Forum specifications still remain to be the only open standard with a rather comprehensive support for service availability and a proven track record in the telecommunications domain. Coupled with the ongoing open source implementations and the continuous feedback loop from the implementation experience to rectify and improve the specifications, the anticipation is that the quality will continue to increase. One of the most cited advantages and at the same time top obstacles of adopting cloud computing has been high availability (HA).

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

cloud computing; configuration interactions