APPs Traffic Control for Traffic Management
Get an application centric network. Control efficiently all applications and protocols traffic flows corresponding to real Internet usage
The APPs Traffic Control service is dedicated to traffic flow steering, for fine grained broadband management based on several parameters, that include OTT services and protocols.
Smart pipe creation with flexible APPs definition
The Vedicis Content Smart Switch provides a library of defined protocoles and applications that includes:
Then telecom operators are in position to configure an APP based upon following parameters:
so that more than 62 000 APPs may be defined to classify traffic flows.
Any network information (VLAN, TOS value, IP range…) can be retrieved from the flow and used to classify traffic into several “virtual networks”. Various policies can be applied to the different virtual networks, which allows for example to manage differently bandwidth control for the “consumer traffic” and for the “enterprise traffic”.
Uplink and downlink flows are differentiated to give more accuracy and policy effectiveness.
APPs Policy control & enforcement
the APPs Traffic Control solution delivers congestion management functionalities to allocate bandwidth to traffic flows according to multiple parameters with shaping, marking or blocking policies.
Any APP may be blocked for traffic management reason or regulation purpose. For instance, all VoIP protocols (SIP, H323, Skype, MGCP) can be blocked independently from any other actions.
APPs may be marked with QoS tagging, like DSCP, MPLS or VLAN. This marking is then used by traditional routers for prioritization when and where congestion occurs.
Two levels of traffic shaping with bandwidth limitation are implemented:
Static (or permanent) shaping means that the bandwidth limitation is always enforced for a specific APP or a group of APPs. For instance this allows making sure that P2P never exceeds 30% of the physically available bandwidth.
Dynamic (or congestion) shaping means that traffic shaping occurs only if congestion is detected at Vedicis platform level. This may be used to limit some bandwidth intensive APPs (FTP, P2P…) to a certain threshold in order to keep some bandwidth available for time sensitive applications, that are badly impacted at peak time.
Solutions for Telecom Operators with APPs Traffic Control:
- QoE improvement and congestion mitigation
- Roaming services
- Peering/transit optimization
Policy Enforcement & Network Traffic Intelligence