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Ask the Expert: Quality of Service (QoS) on Cisco IOS Routers

07-21-2014 02:00 PM PST thru 08-01-2014 02:00 PM PST

Welcome to this Cisco Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This is an opportunity to learn and ask questions about quality of service (QoS) on Cisco IOS routers with Cisco subject matter expert Akash Agrawal.

A communications network forms the backbone of any successful organization. These networks transport a multitude of applications and data, including high-quality video and delay-sensitive data such as real-time voice. The bandwidth-intensive applications stretch network capabilities and resources, but also complement, add value, and enhance every business process. Networks must provide secure, predictable, measurable, and sometimes guaranteed services. Achieving the required QoS by managing the delay, delay variation (jitter), bandwidth, and packet loss parameters on a network becomes the secret to a successful end-to-end business solution. Thus, QoS is the set of techniques to manage network resources.

Akash Agrawal is a customer support engineer in the Cisco High-Touch Technical Support Center in Bangalore, India, supporting Cisco's major service provider customers in routing and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technologies. His areas of expertise include routing, switching, MPLS services, traffic engineering, and QoS. He has been in the networking industry for eight years, which includes five years in the service provider industry and three years in Cisco HTTS, and is a dual CCIE, in the routing and switching and service provider tracks.

Remember to use the rating system to let Akash know if you have received an adequate response. 

Because of the volume expected during this event, Akash might not be able to answer every question. Remember that you can continue the conversation in the Network Infrastructure Community, under the subcommunity LAN, Routing and Switching , shortly after the event. This event lasts through August 1, 2014. Visit this forum often to view responses to your questions and the questions of other Cisco Support Community members.