QOSWorks lives on network edge to maximize Ethernet bandwidth

QOSWorks lives on network edge to maximize Ethernet bandwidth

By William Jackson

GCN Staff

Sitara Networks Inc. of Waltham, Mass., has bundled several quality-of-service tools into a hardware appliance for maximizing available Ethernet bandwidth as an alternative to upgrading.

The QOSWorks edge device works behind the router at remote offices to prioritize traffic in real time at the network's edge.

An AccuRate Traffic Management feature combines class-based queuing, Transmission Control Protocol rate shaping, packet-size optimization and an algorithm for allocating bandwidth by connection. A caching tool improves response time for Hypertext Transfer Protocol traffic.

The 19-inch, rackmounted or standalone box has two 10/100-Mbps Ethernet ports and a console port. It can create reports and follow an administrator's policies for traffic management.

QOSWorks starts at $3,000 for networks with 64-Kbps maximum throughput, $5,000 for 384-Kbps throughput and $10,000 for 2-Mbps throughput.

Contact Sitara Networks at 781-487-5923.

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