Network design considerations for Peak time

Posted on 2016-08-18
Last Modified: 2016-08-18
Our client needs network that can handle peaks (large files) in file transfer, What consideration should be provisioned in MPLS network to handle such situation? The average / 95th percentile traffic consideration for BW design is not adequate, because of the sharp peaks that can come in suddenly and in spurts. Riverbed is not effective b/c of non-cache-able data. Please  advise.
Question by:totaram
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by:John Hurst
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The average / 95th percentile traffic consideration for BW design is not adequate  <-- So mathematically, you need infinite bandwidth.

Work out the top peak bandwidth requirement and purchase bandwidth capacity that gives you that peak at all times 24 hours per day.

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Thanks .. Is there something we can do @ QoS level to help w/ the situation?
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by:John Hurst
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QoS will not solve peak bandwidth (not so I have seen). It can help level out usage but that is not what you want.
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ID: 41761757
So, For this case, we may even use the basic internet.. no QoS, no shaping etc.
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Your demands are strenuous, so you need top quality internet. What you are describing in your workaround above fit in that 95th percentile you have discarded.

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by:John Hurst
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Thank you and I was happy to work with you.

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