Published: 11 December 2008
Analyst(s): Eric Siegel
Vendor marketing departments claim that every switch, router, access point, service provider, and optimization appliance in a modern network must include sophisticated, multi-level quality of service (QoS) technologies. The resulting complexity can be overwhelming; the costs can be huge; and in some cases QoS doesn't help much, if at all. In this Methodologies and Best Practices document, Senior Analyst Eric Siegel looks at the real issues behind QoS. Do you actually need it? And when are alternative strategies better?
The Problems of Complex QoS
Alternatives to Complex QoS
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