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Terry Slattery at Enterprise Connect 2013

How To Keep Video From Blowing Up Your Network

Terry will be a presenter during a technical breakout on How To Keep Video From Blowing Up Your Network on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 9:00 am.

BACKGROUND:

Everyone expects video traffic to continue to grow within the enterprise, but for those running the communications network, this trend is potentially dangerous: Especially in the case of ad hoc video usage like Skype and YouTube, end user video usage is not being centrally rolled out, managed, and controlled. But even when video is a part of a controlled rollout—say, of a Unified Communications portal like Microsoft Lync—you may not have a clear sense of how much video will actually be used. So do you overprovision the network, possibly devoting more resources than are needed? Or do you risk a situation where video traffic swamps the network and hinders the performance of mission-critical applications? In this session, we’ll offer suggestions to help you walk the fine line of provisioning for video in a world where video’s future is still in flux.

KEY QUESTIONS COVERED:

  • What are all the potential sources of video traffic in your network, and how do you get visibility on what traffic generators are a real factor in your enterprise?
  • Who should you be in regular contact with across the enterprise, so that you won’t be surprised by sudden spikes in video usage?
  • How might mobile video affect traffic load on your network—both from devices using your WLAN, and from traffic originating in the cellular network but traversing onto your corporate LAN/WAN?
  • What are the best practices and benchmark metrics for provisioning bandwidth in the face of unpredictable video usage?
  • If you do find your network hit by unpredictable spikes of video traffic, what do you do to remediate?

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Network Test Tools for Voice and Video

Terry will be leading a one-hour presentation on Network Test Tools on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm.

BACKGROUND:

Real-time traffic (voice and video) demands a network that delivers low latency, low packet loss and low jitter. This network is not easy to accomplish. The dynamic character of modern networks, and the growing requirement for highly distributed configurations can lead to errors in design or implementation that cause quality problems for voice and video applicationss.

Therefore, a new breed of testing methodologies and tools is required to test / monitor converged networks and to isolate problems. This session will analyze and categorize these tools, and list vendors that provide the different kinds of solutions needed to manage today’s complex networks.

KEY QUESTIONS COVERED:

  • Why are new tools required to support voice and video conferencing?
  • Why can’t I use the tools that have been serving me well for years?
  • What features are required in these tools for managing and monitoring real-time networks?
  • Who are the vendors and what types of tools to they offer?
  • What do these tools cost, and how do I cost-justify their purchase?

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QoS & Network Design for Converged Networks

Terry will be one of the speakers during a three-hour workshop on QoS and Network Design for Converged Networks on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm.

BACKGROUND:

Converged networks aren’t new, but it’s still as much art as science when it comes to delivering high-quality application performance and real-time voice, video and data traffic over converged facilities. This workshop identifies the problems that you can expect to encounter and it will provide the solutions you need to overcome them.

KEY QUESTIONS COVERED:

  • What is required to deliver adequate QoS for voice and video on any local and wide-area IP networks that previously handled only data?
  • What services do I need from my WAN vendor to support voice and video? What is an appropriate Service Level Agreement (SLA)?
  • Can you run VoIP or video over the Internet with acceptable QoS/quality of experience (QoE)?
  • How do I classify traffic in the network to ensure voice and video are treated correctly without opening my network up to overutilization by unauthorized endpoints?
  • How do you extend your upgrade to serve mobile workers?
  • What tools are needed for testing and monitoring a converged network with voice and video?
  • How can I manage the huge bandwidth demand that desktop and mobile video will cause on my enterprise network?

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