With Silver Peak Traffic Shaping, applications are classified to prioritize critical traffic classes while constraining recreational or personal-use traffic classes. Silver Peak offers advanced Quality of Service (QoS) and traffic shaping capabilities to support mixed traffic environments. This includes the following:
- Application Classification. Applications can be classified using the basic elements of a flow: source IP, destination IP, source port, destination port, and protocol. In addition, classification can be made by application and via external DSCP and VLAN tags. Silver Peak supports stateful deep packet inspection to track more complex applications such as FTP and VoIP.
- Packet Marking. This capability enables different service to different packets to avoid deep inspection at each hop and the need for maintaining per-hop state. Our packet marking functionality can be used even when other QoS features, such as shaping, are disabled. They include marking WAN packets based on application classification, incoming LAN packet, or leaving markings unchanged.
- Queuing and Shaping. We employ various QoS mechanisms on the near and far sides of the WAN to improve traffic delivery through congestion points, including queuing policies, dropping disciplines, and service disciplines. Traffic classes can be assigned an absolute priority, a minimum bandwidth guarantee, a maximum bandwidth limit, an excess bandwidth allocation weight, and maximum queues sizes. Real-time applications can be guaranteed by configuring a maximum wait time.
Prioritize the Most Important Traffic
- Sophisticated application classification logic. Includes Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)
- Various packet marking techniques.
- Advanced queuing and traffic shaping. Helps avoid congestion.
- Management tools. Policies are easy to setup and manage across an entire network
- Improve performance of all applications by guaranteeing necessary network resources.
- Save money. QoS and traffic shaping integrated with other VXOA features eliminates the need for costly point products.
- Better management and control. Centralized policy templates save time and money when configuring enterprise-wide QoS policies.
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