Network SLA

Saqib Ilyas msaqib at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 06:10:43 CDT 2009


Hmmm. Good point. Perhaps the Internet traffic gets only a small share of
the link capacity and the rest is reserved for corporate clients' VPN
traffic etc. I was thinking more along the lines of corporate SLAs, not for
Internet traffic.


On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 4:05 PM, Rod Beck <Rod.Beck at hiberniaatlantic.com>wrote:

>  Congestion is more common than you think. And by the way, if congestion
> is not a problem in Pakistan, then why is the VoIP qualit so poor?
>
> :)
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Saqib Ilyas [mailto:msaqib at gmail.com <msaqib at gmail.com>]
> Sent: Wed 4/15/2009 11:22 AM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Network SLA
>
> I talked to the NOC personnel at a small (compared to North American
> standards) ISP in Pakistan. They said that their core links are operating
> at
> less than 50% utilization most of the time. Under such conditions,
> violating
> SLA conditions in the core is unlikely. If such is also the case with most
> service providers in the North America as well, then why would they even
> use
> active measurement such as iPerf or BRIX or Cisco IP SLAs before signing an
> SLA?
> Thanks and best regards
>
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Saqib Ilyas <msaqib at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Greetings
> > I am curious to know about any tools/techniques that a service provider
> > uses to assess an SLA before signing it. That is to say, how does an
> > administrator know if he/she can meet what he is promising. Is it based
> on
> > experience? Are there commonly used tools for this?
> > Thanks and best regards
> > --
> > Muhammad Saqib Ilyas
> > PhD Student, Computer Science and Engineering
> > Lahore University of Management Sciences
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Muhammad Saqib Ilyas
> PhD Student, Computer Science and Engineering
> Lahore University of Management Sciences
>
>


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Muhammad Saqib Ilyas
PhD Student, Computer Science and Engineering
Lahore University of Management Sciences



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