This document provides an overview of Quality of Service (QoS) tools and design recommendations relating to an enterprise medianet architecture and includes high-level answers to the following:
Why is Cisco providing new QoS design guidance at this time?
What is Cisco's Quality of Service toolset?
How can QoS be optimally deployed for enterprise medianets?
QoS has proven itself a foundational network infrastructure technology required to support the transparent convergence of voice, video, and data networks. Furthermore, QoS has also been proven to complement and strengthen the overall security posture of a network. However, business needs continue to evolve and expand, and as such, place new demands on QoS technologies and designs. This document examines current QoS demands and requirements within an enterprise medianet and presents strategic design recommendations to address these needs.