QoS and the Enterprise Network
Enterprises have adopted network-based quality of service policies as a key component to their network infrastructures.
Complex of bandwidth-demanding applications, such as IP telephony and business video, have enterprises adopting network-based quality of service (QoS) policies. As reported in this TMC.net story, QoS is the prioritization of traffic at the ingress of the network, by application or protocol and can guarantee the appropriate response and delivery of application data.
"Today, there is an emerging trend of fiber channel over Ethernet impacting an organizations network infrastructure and QoS capabilities. And, because unified fabric all data traversing a single wire or fiber - puts excessive strain on the underlying network infrastructure if a holistic and strategic QoS plan is not implemented, QoS must be considered a key step in determining the correct and successful deployment of fiber channel over Ethernet."