of LightSpeed Systems talks about its DiffServ-based Traffic Control for e-Business for Windows 2000 [ MP3, ~ 9 min. ]
Audio snippet from the QoS demonstration at the Windows 2000 launch [ MP3, ~ 6 min. ]
Companies see just an endless cycle, where the moment they add the bandwidth, it's used, says Aaron Heber
, COO and product manager of Lightspeed Systems, which showed a QoS solution at Windows 2000 World.They double the bandwidth, the usage is doubled.It always stays very close to the maximum bandwidth they have. [ Adding bandwidth ] is really not an option for many of them..
The time is coming soon, though, when just like 1-2-3, QoS will no longer be a secret weapon.The cost savings of QoS technology will vault pioneering companies ahead of competitors in efforts to reduce their voice telephony bill, enable video streaming for strategic business purposes, and to move mission-critical e-business traffic to the head of the pack.Eventually, the use of QoS will be noted in these companies' success the same way savvy use of Web technology is now noted for the success of dot-com companies.
But Hussey and Heber
both see an emerging Application Service Provider business in providing QoS, and certainly bandwidth brokerage is bound to be a big element of that.