Articles by Mark A. Miller 

Putting it all Together�Part I: VoIP Network Design

The design of an adequately provisioned voice/data network begins with careful usage measurement. Fortunately, there are tools to help.

Do You Hear What I Hear?�Part IX: Queuing Solutions for QoS

Data packets will have to line up for processing at various points as they move from source to destination. Schema for assigning priority to different classes of traffic help manage data flows.

Do You Hear What I Hear?�Part VIII: Multiprotocol Label Switching

By encapsulating routing information for an entire group of packets, MPLS cuts down on the processing a router must do to get a packet flow to the right destination.

Do You Hear What I Hear?�Part VII: Differentiated Services

The Differentiated Services architecture is a built-in feature of the Internet protocol that allows the coding of traffic streams for special treatment.

Do You Hear What I Hear?�Part VI: Resource Reservation Protocol

The Resource Reservation Protocol—RSVP for short—is akin to the police traffic-directing detail that keeps a motorcade route open and trouble free.

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