In this article we will discuss Network Traffic Management, will make brief discussion on Network Traffic Management, In last article we discuss about Redundancy in a Small Network.
Network traffic refers to the amount of data moving across a network at a given point of time. Network data is mostly encapsulated in network packets, which provide the load in the network. Network traffic is the main component for network traffic measurement, network traffic control and simulation.
The network administrator should consider the various types of traffic and their treatment in the network design. The routers and switches in a small network should be configured to support real-time traffic, such as voice and video, in a distinct manner relative to other data traffic. You can use Traffic Management and Quality of Service (QoS) actions to prevent data loss for important business applications.
In computer networking, network traffic control is the process of managing, controlling or reducing the network traffic, particularly Internet bandwidth, e.g. by the network scheduler. It is used by network administrators, to reduce congestion, latency and packet loss.
In fact, a good network design will classify traffic carefully according to priority, as shown in the figure. In the end, the goal for a good network design, even for a small network, is to enhance the productivity of the employees and minimize network downtime.