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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2005 vol. 9)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 58-65
Clarence Filsfils , Cisco Systems
John Evans , Cisco Systems
The Differentiated Services Architecture (Diffserv) enables service providers to offer tighter, more comprehensive service-level agreements (SLAs) for IP service performance. One way it does this is by letting designers engineer IP backbone networks to assure that SLA parameters are met on a per-class basis. This review covers best practices for designing, validating, deploying, and operating Diffserv in the network backbone. It also presents new results from router-based testing that demonstrate how, with Diffserv, high-performance backbone routers can achieve tight SLA capabilities.
Differentiated Services Architecture, Diffserv, service-level agreements

C. Filsfils and J. Evans, "Deploying Diffserv in Backbone Networks for Tight SLA Control," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 9, no. , pp. 58-65, 2005.
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