Hardware is the preferred choice
Narayanan, CMD, MRO-TEK, talks about the increasing need for optimal bandwidth
management in organisations
How aware are Indian enterprises about bandwidth management
Companies are definitely realising that they need to better
manage their bandwidth. However, it will take a minimum of one or two years
for most organisations to fully understand the problem.
So how can bandwidth issues be managed?
An appropriate policy is the solution to this problem which
keeps all the users satisfied with the bandwidth they are using, and which gets
the minimum complaints.
Which kind of solution is recommended for bandwidth managementhardware
Hardware is the preferred choice. It takes care of latency and delay issues
as there is no need to change the whole network. In a hardware solution one
saves on band-width by creating channels, which is not possible in a software
solution. Also, with a hardware solution, TCP flow is better since it comes
in a package.
Bandwidth surveillance applications help in maximising the
use of bandwidth as they allocate a particular bandwidth to a particular application/user,
so even if a particular application/user is choking up bandwidth, it will still
be restricted only to the bandwidth allocated to it/the user and will not affect