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ALSO CALLED: Quality of Service, Q O S
DEFINITION: On the Internet and in other networks, QoS (Quality of Service) is the idea that transmission rates, error rates, and other characteristics can be measured, improved, and, to some extent, guaranteed in advance. QoS is of particular concern for the continuous transmission of high-bandwidth video and multimedia information. Transmitting this kind of content dependably is difficult in public networks  … 
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HP 3PAR Priority Optimization: A Competitive Comparison
sponsored by HP and Intel
WHITE PAPER: This report looks at the implementation Quality of Service (QoS) on the HP 3PAR StoreServ storage array and compares the features and functionality offered to equivalent competitive products available in the marketplace today.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

HP and Intel

Ensuring you Get the Best Call Quality Available
sponsored by RingCentral
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the 5 major factors that affects call quality, and offers a solution for these issues to ensure a top quality call experience.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 18 Feb 2014

RingCentral

Storage Architected for the New-Age Datacenters
sponsored by CloudByte
WHITE PAPER: Learn about storage architected for your clients' modern-day needs that can help you make storage predictable, affordable, and easy – regardless of the number of applications your customers leverage.
Posted: 15 Aug 2013 | Published: 15 Aug 2013

CloudByte

Delivering Storage Quality of Service with Oracle Pillar Axiom 600
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover an Oracle storage technology designed from the ground up to deliver business-critical, guaranteed quality of service consistent with the business value of the application and its data.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Brocade One Data Center Cloud-Optimized Networks
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: To help customers make a smooth transition into the cloud – where information and application will reside – Brocade One Data Center strategy simplifies network architectures and maximizes solution flexibility and choice.
Posted: 17 Nov 2011 | Published: 17 Nov 2011

Brocade

EX Series Ethernet Switches
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: High-performance businesses demand a high-performance network infrastructure that provides fast, secure and reliable delivery of the applications that drive the business. Switches deployed in regional offices, campuses and data centers enable these business processes by connecting users.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Application Performance Brief: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: Blue Coat Systems provides an end-to-end acceleration solution to regain performance, minimize bandwidth usage, and significantly reduce the time to complete all SharePoint Server 2007 and 2010 operations.
Posted: 08 Apr 2011 | Published: 07 Apr 2011

BlueCoat

Solution Brief: SAP and Blue Coat
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: Blue Coat’s WAN Optimization technology is especially well suited to improving response times and reducing bandwidth consumption for SAP users, by prioritizing SAP applications and guaranteeing performance over non-critical or recreational traffic.
Posted: 08 Apr 2011 | Published: 07 Apr 2011

BlueCoat

Cisco: Leading the Way to Borderless Networks
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Cisco's borderless networks promises to connect anyone to anywhere, using any device, to any resource—securely, reliably, transparently. In order to fully deliver on this promise, Cisco is advancing along three critical fronts: workplace transformation, technology leadership, and operational excellence. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 06 Apr 2011 | Published: 06 Apr 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Tackling the Top Five Network Access Control Challenges
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this document we explore five common networking challenges that enterprises face—network protection, guest user access, network visibility and monitoring, application access control, and identity-based Quality of Service (QoS)—and discuss how UAC can be used to address each
Posted: 28 Mar 2011 | Published: 28 Mar 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

The Importance Of Real-Time Executive Dashboards
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In conducting in-depth surveys with 154 IT decision-makers in North America and the UK, Forrester found that enterprises achieved better IT efficiency and better support for corporate goals by providing integrated, real-time, and accurate information through the implementation of customizable, real-time dashboards.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

ASG Software Solutions

Cloud Infrastructure Matters
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: New IT technologies and abstractions, such as cloud computing, layer on top of existing ones.This may make the foundational layers less visible, but they remain just as important (or even more so). This paper looks at some of the ways that volume processors have improved their error-handling ability by improving their cloud infrastructure.
Posted: 01 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Mar 2011

Red Hat and HP

Raining on Your Cloud Business: How the Wrong Storage Selection Can Increase Costs, Lower Margins, and Slow Growth
sponsored by Xiotech Corporation
WHITE PAPER: It’s vital when selecting storage for a cloud service provider to consider the performance, management, and reliability characteristics as they have a direct relationship to gross margin over time. Check out this paper to see how Xiotech ISE delivers a straight-line, highly profitable foundation for a cloud business model.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Xiotech Corporation

Take Control: How to Keep Traffic Moving, at a Low Cost
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Network performance problems bring everyone down. They drain productivity, spirits, and profits. But your IT resources and budget are limited. Really, what can you do? Read this paper to find out how to take control with a managed switch.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Make Magic with VoIP: Weighing the Options
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: VoIP with UC can transform a business across four dimensions: lower costs, higher productivity, better customer service, and higher revenues. It can make a small business appear big, and help it outperform larger competitors. There are several ways to implement VoIP. Read this paper to determine which way is best for your business.
Posted: 20 Jan 2011 | Published: 20 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Transforming the Data Center to Information Center
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: With an emphasis on efficiency, among today’s most pressing IT challenges is the need to reenergize the data center to readily accommodate changing business requirements and demands for always-accessible information. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

The Best Best Practice Guide: Benchmarking for Service Desk Success
sponsored by GoToAssist
WHITE PAPER: Benchmarking is a critical process for any Service Desk that wants to gauge the quality of their service delivery. Too often, however, desks are overly concerned with industry benchmarks and hitting industry standards for call waiting times, resolution time and the perennial cost per email. Download the SDI best practices guide to learn more!
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

GoToAssist

Global Application and SAN Acceleration with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper investigates the deployment models of solid-state storage, and explains how the FalconStor Network Storage Server SAN Accelerator solution enhances this technology to deliver additional value through application-specific and global SAN acceleration.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

FalconStor Software

On-Demand Application Delivery
sponsored by Endeavors Technologies
WHITE PAPER: On-Demand Application Delivery provides a new model for software distribution, a stakeholder model that allows QoS control for the service provider, and better support for software deployment and maintenance. Read this white paper to learn how ODAD is going to revolutionize your organizations' desktops.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2010

Endeavors Technologies

Total Economic Impact™ Of Silver Peak’s WAN Optimization Solution
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solution on their organizations. Forrester’s aim is to clearly show all of the calculations and assumptions used in the analysis.  Read this study to learn so much more.
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Sep 2010

Silver Peak

Global Trends Drive Business Strategies
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: Today’s business models do not create the commensurate revenue to fund the investment to deliver against growing traffic volumes. This is particularly salient in North America as CSPs provide more services and bandwidth on flat rate ‘all-you-can-eat’ price models. Read this paper to learn so much more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2010 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

Alcatel-Lucent

Delivering IT as a Service for Virtualized Data Centers
sponsored by Continental Resources
WHITE PAPER: Architecting a successful cloud computing infrastructure can be challenging. The secure cloud architecture offers the best products and features to create a cloud service that can realize the efficiencies of shared infrastructure while still offering the security, flexibility, resilience, and ease of management of a traditional IT deployment.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Continental Resources

MegaPath Site-to-Site MPLS VPN
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Your employees in remote locations need the same fast, reliable, secure and cost-effective access to information and applications as your employees at headquarters. MegaPath Site-to-Site MPLS VPN is the simple solution. Read this white paper to learn how to MegaPath Site-to-Site MPLS VPN means more security, more selection, and more service.
Posted: 30 Mar 2010 | Published: 30 Mar 2010

MegaPath Inc.

The Importance of Network Time Synchronization
sponsored by Symmetricom
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains why accurate network time -- and therefore precise network time synchronization -- is critically important for network management. Read on to learn more about the importance of network time synchronization.
Posted: 20 Oct 2009 | Published: 20 Oct 2009

Symmetricom

Overcoming IP Telephony Performance Issues in a Converged Network
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we are going to discuss the application of QoS to networks with media flows installed within them, such as voice and video. We'll see that it is very unnatural for voice to even exist on a data network, because it was never designed to do so.
Posted: 27 Aug 2009 | Published: 27 Aug 2009

Global Knowledge
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QOS DEFINITION (continued): …  using ordinary "best effort" protocols.QoS can be improved with traffic shaping techniques such as packet prioritization, application classification and queuing at congestion points.Using the Internet's Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP), packets passing through a gateway host can be expedited based on policy and reservation criteria arranged in advance. Using ATM, which also lets a company or user preselect a level of quality in terms of service, QoS can be measured and guaranteed in terms of the average delay at a gateway, the variation in delay in a group of cells (cells are 53-byte transmission … 
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