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Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition by Priscilla Oppenheimer

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Chapter 13. Optimizing Your Network Design

Optimization is a critical design step for organizations that use high-bandwidth and delay-sensitive applications. To achieve business goals, these organizations expect their networks to use bandwidth efficiently, to control delay and jitter, and to support preferential service for essential applications. Internetworking vendors, such as Cisco, and standards bodies, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), offer numerous options to meet these expectations. This chapter introduces you to some of these options.

At this point in the top-down network design process, you should have a solid understanding of the logical and physical ...

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