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IBM b-type Data Center Networking: Design and Best Practices Introduction by Steven Tong, Sebastian Oglaza, Michal Holenia, Norman Bogard, Jon Tate

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Quality of Service
In this chapter we discuss Quality of Service (QoS) and how QoS is implemented in the IBM b-type portfolio. We also show how QoS and its accompanying mechanisms, Rate Limiting and Rate Shaping, can be used to build reliable networks.
5.1 QoS introduction
In the area of networking and other communication networks, Quality of Service (QoS) usually refers to the capability to provide a better, or guaranteed, service to a selected network’s traffic. QoS can be provided on various networking technologies such as Ethernet and 802.1 ...

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