Today's networked enterprise applications demand more and more bandwidth. So how do you optimize bandwidth to maximize performance of those applications? Find out with these resources.
This tip offers key considerations for the more common factors influencing the need for increased bandwidth. Network engineers will discover what constitutes best practices when estimating current and future bandwidth needs.
bottlenecks and bandwidth utilization
Mysterious slowdowns, dropped connections and other anomalies have network managers frustrated. Take the mystery out of your performance issues with this insightful series by networking expert Carrie Higbie.
bandwidth challenge -- How much is enough?
How much bandwidth is enough? This article examines advancements in bandwidth technology and how it will impact grids and clusters.
In a perfect world with perfect networks, bandwidth is really the only thing that matters. But obviously, the world isn't perfect. Discover why understanding bandwidth is essential to a happy network and happy network users.
is a misnomer
Dr. Jorgenson narrows in on defining bandwidth and reveals what you need to know in order to measure it properly.
scam: Sticky fingers at fault
Throwing bandwidth at a network performance problem rarely solves anything. But why did we think it would? This column guides you to think "outside the box."
Optimizing and managing bandwidth
bandwidth on the WAN
Bandwidth is one of the areas network engineers can monitor in order to solve problems of WAN performance. In this tip, Brien Posey looks at two tools for bandwidth measurement -- one powerful high-end monitoring tool, and one low-end tool that is flexible and free.
WAN bandwidth for the enterprise
This column examines the alternatives available to help network architects satisfy both the demand for bandwidth and the corporate CFO.
bandwidth management to bandwidth governance
Network engineers have to do more than manage bandwidth supply. They must apply best practices to the consumption of bandwidth, so that network use is aligned with business drivers.
private cloud performance assurance
Ensuring performance assurance becomes part of IT's job responsibilities when enterprises choose to adopt hybrid or private cloud computing environments. in this article, learn how to assess your wide area network for a quality application experience.
traffic that steals bandwidth
If your network says it's busy when you know it isn't, you may be experiencing 'phantom traffic.' Here Loki Jorgenson takes the mystery out of the sources of traffic-like behavior.
Dr. Jorgenson answers the question, "How do I calculate bandwidth?"
Dr. Jorgenson answers the question, "What can I use to see how much bandwidth is being utilized?"
Nandan Gijare answers the question, "How can I determine the peak bandwidth of my WAN connection?"
Dwight Barker answers the question, "How do you interpret a bandwidth utilization graph?"
Chapter download: Bandwidth
This selection from CCSP Self-Study: Cisco Secure Virtual Private Networks (CSVPN) explains how you can configure the Concentrator to deliver the most effective bandwidth settings for your particular network.
Chapter download: Open Source
Network Administration, Chapter 3
This featured chapter describes MRTG. MRTG produces Web pages that display graphs of bandwidth use on network links on daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly scales. This can be an invaluable tool for diagnosing network problems because it not only indicates the current status of the network but also lets you visually compare this with the history of network utilization. (PDF)
This was first published in February 2009