Chapter 9. Optimizing Network Performance

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

• Why is high availability a requirement in today’s network designs, and what mechanisms can help provide that high availability?

• What various technologies optimize network performance?

• What QoS mechanisms can help optimize network performance?

• Using what you have learned in this and previous chapters, how do you design a SOHO network based on a set of requirements?

If you saw the movie The Field of Dreams, you’ve heard this statement: “If you build it, they will come.” That statement has proven itself to be true in today’s networks. These networks, which were once relegated to the domain of data, can now carry ...

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