Take Control to Sustain Growth, Manage Costs, and Preserve Quality
Sandvine’s Traffic Management product reduces your network costs by extracting the maximum amount of performance from your existing network infrastructure. It allows you to achieve fair-use and traffic optimization objectives that preserve subscriber quality of experience (QoE) in compliance with regulatory requirements, and without capacity expansion. By deploying Traffic Management, you’ll enjoy the following cost savings:
- Reduced transit expenses and balanced peering relationships
- Deferred or reallocated capital investments resulting from extended infrastructure lifetime
- Lowered infrastructure requirements due to precise congestion management
- Predictable expansion schedules based on detailed measurements, reporting and analytics
Quickly Satisfy Your Basic Use Cases
Your first step into traffic optimization might be to address the most common traffic optimization use cases like controlling traffic peaks on transit and peering links and defining traffic composition levels to preserve capacity for high-value traffic. Base Traffic Management gives you all the tools you need to quickly and completely satisfy these use cases by arming you with the capability to deploy:
- Strict Priority Shaping: prioritize sensitive and valuable applications
- Weighted Fair Queuing: apply different scheduling based on traffic priority without compromising fairness
- Minimum Rate Shaping: ensure sensitive applications aren’t starved by aggressive traffic
- Marking: modify control bits for downstream enforcement
These basic building blocks, when applied based on conditions like time of day, application or application category, subscriber plan, source or destination network, and many others let you achieve valuable traffic optimization objectives.
Success Story: Comcast Gives Everyone a Fair Share of Bandwidth
We all know the story: traffic volumes are exploding, largely driven by over-the-top video services. As one of the world’s largest Internet providers, and operating in a market with mature video services, Comcast faces this challenge more than most.
To protect subscriber quality of experience while delivering ever-increasing amounts of traffic, Comcast relies on Sandvine’s congestion management capabilities.
Congestion Management with Sandvine QualityGuard
An important question asked by many CSPs is, “How do I reduce costs without reducing the subscriber quality of experience?” Since our inception, we’ve focused on developing technology that helps you achieve business objectives without compromising the experience of your subscribers.
Our Fairshare Traffic Management with the QualityGuard congestion response system prevents network congestion by springing into action only when and where the congestion is about to manifest.
QualityGuard monitors the quality of experience (QoE) for all applications in real-time. When the QoE shows signs of degradation, QualityGuard triggers congestion management policies that protect high-value network traffic, like interactive communications applications and streaming content. In this manner, it preserves the maximum quality of experience, for the maximum number of subscribers for the maximum amount of time.
Reasonable Network Management: Best Practices for Network Neutrality
This paper explains how to achieve the concurrent goals of providing sustainable high-speed data service while complying with network neutrality guidelines and principles.