Quality of service (QoS) technologies provide networks with greater reliability in delivering applications, as well as control over access, delay, loss, content quality, and bandwidth. IP QoS functions are indispensable in today's scalable IP network designs, which are intended to deliver guaranteed and differentiated Internet services by giving control of the network resources and usage to the network operator. Network planners, designers, and engineers need to have a thorough understanding of QoS concepts and features to enable their networks to run at maximum efficiency and to deliver the new generation of time-critical multimedia and voice applications.
IP Quality of Service serves as an essential resource and design guide for anyone planning to deploy QoS services in Cisco networks. Author Srinivas Vegesna provides complete coverage of Cisco IP QoS features and functions, complete with case studies and configuration examples. The emphasis is
on real-world application - going beyond conceptual explanations to teach actual deployment.
IP Quality of Service is written for internetworking professionals who are responsible for designing and maintaining IP services for corporate intranets and for service provider network infrastructures. If you are a network
engineer, architect, manager, planner, or operator who bas a rudimentary knowledge of QoS technologies, this book will provide you with practical insights on what you need to consider to design and implement varying degrees of QoS in the network. Because incorporating some measure of QoS is an integral part of any network design process, IP Quality of Service applies to all IP networks - corporate intranets, service provider networks, and the Internet.