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Service Level Agreement Enforcement for Differentiated Services

  • Paulo Rogério Pereira
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3883)

Abstract

This paper describes a hierarchical architecture of active policies that performs the management of a differentiated services (DiffServ) network. These policies monitor quality of service (QoS) parameters and dynamically optimize some aspects of the existing equipment and services to provide the best possible QoS to users. This helps the enforcement of a Service Level Agreement (SLA) between a provider and users. The results show that the use of active policies improves the service offered to users, by constantly adapting to the network state, and helping to fulfill SLAs with minimum costs to the service provider.

Keywords

Active Policy Service Level Agreement Traffic Class Best Effort Expedite Forwarding 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo Rogério Pereira
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  1. 1.INESC IDLisboaPortugal

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