10Understanding Quality of Service


1.7    Define Quality of Service

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Quality of Service (QoS), in the domain of computer networking, can be defined as “the tools and technologies that manage network traffic in order to provide the performance demanded by the users of the network.” When implementing QoS, the accuracy of your requirements determines the benefits of your efforts. If the quality requirements are not accurate, the QoS solutions that you implement are not likely to prove beneficial to your users. In fact, a poorly designed QoS solution can cause more problems than it solves. Therefore, ...

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