"...the best QoS/CoS design book I've found yet..." -- Fred McClimans, Network World Fusion Magazine, May 29, 2000
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Can you guarantee that mission-critical data gets through your network no matter how busy the network is? With such services as videoconferencing, voice over IP, and real-time video competing for bandwidth against transaction processing and Web surfing, it's more important than ever to ensure that network resources are allocated appropriately. Written by an expert in the field, this hands-on guide will help you determine if you should utilize Quality of Service (QoS) solutions in your network. From choosing the best plan and products for your network to building and implementing QoS, you'll find all the information you'll need to keep your network running smoothly.
To help you decide if QoS is right for your network, this book covers: Factors behind the recent interest in QoS, Class of Service (CoS), and policy-based networking; End-user and enterprise-wide requirements; Specialized QoS requirements of real-time speech and video, client/server processing, and protocols; Basic technologies used to provide QoS solutions; and the latest information on QoS solutions, including Overprovisioning, Isolation, LAN QoS, Frame Relay, ATM and MPOA, IP Type of Service and Filtering, IP Integrated Services and RSVP, IP Differentiated Services, Traffic Shaping, and QoS Policy Management and Measurement.