This book covers ideas, methods, algorithms, and tools for the in-depth study of the performance and reliability of dependable
fault-tolerant systems. The chapters identify the current challenges that designers and practitioners must confront to ensure
the reliability, availability, and performance of systems, with special focus on their dynamic behaviors and dependencies.
Topics include network calculus, workload and scheduling; simulation, sensitivity analysis and applications; queuing networks
analysis; clouds, federations and big data; and tools. This collection of recent research exposes system researchers, performance
analysts, and practitioners to a spectrum of issues so that they can address these challenges in their work.