Chapter 11. Baselining and Analyzing ATM

In the late 1990s, the networking industry started to release robust appli-cations, introducing applications that caused high utilization loads on networks and required a higher available capacity level on LANs and WANs. In addition, more end users within companies were starting to use the inter-network infrastructures. In direct parallel, the overall data components of the network also increased at the same time. As the application growth increased in direct concert with the number of users, the industry required higher speed network topologies. In response, network vendors began developing them, introducing technologies that provided high data throughput and high-speed transfer between different point-to-point ...

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