Network Performance Management

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  • simplex

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  • link-load balancer (link balancer)

    A link load balancer, also called a link balancer, is a network appliance that distributes in-bound and out-bound traffic to and from multiple Internet Service Providers (ISPs) links. 

  • shortest path bridging

    Shortest path bridging, or 802.1aq, is the IEEE’s specification for enabling multi-pathing in the data center. Shortest path bridging is similar conceptually to its IETF counterpart, Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL). 

  • loose coupling

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  • modem lights (AA)

    This page provides a description of the abbreviations and meanings of each of the lights that describe the "handshaking" between a computer modem and the UART chip in a computer. 

  • throttled data transfer

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  • device relationship management (DRM)

    Device relationship management (DRM) is enterprise software that enables the monitoring, managing, and servicing of intelligent devices over the Internet. 

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About Network Performance Management

These days, most business functions depend on the network. Our network performance resources provide strategies for ensuring high performance of the end-to-end network infrastructure and the IT systems that interact with it. This section also covers network configuration management tools that can help to update and change configurations for numerous network devices at one time.