Networking Essay by Neatwriter

Shows that existing network infrastructure designs, having evolved extensively over time, are not ideally suited for the demands placed by new applications such as VoIP.
# 60758 | 2,585 words | 4 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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This report is an evaluation of existing network infrastructure designs and how they have evolved over time. This evolution now includes the consistent need of technological upgrades because of the new demands that are being placed on the existing systems by new applications and philosophies such as VoIP. As the technological evolution of both local and wide area networks continues to progress, it appears that the only way for the network administration to reach this optimum level of efficiency would seem to be by completely starting over from scratch.
The networking factions also have moved through the spectrum of technological advances and breakthroughs that have come out so fast that they cause a problem of when to upgrade and when to stay put with the existing system. This report therefore utilizes publications, whitepapers and other research documentation with a focus on the maintenance, design and implementation of local and wide area networks with a specific emphasis on issues relating to IP telephony (Voice Over IP aka VoIP) traffic, traffic and load balancing, quality of service and the limitations imposed by existing load management technologies in prioritizing and maintaining reliable merged data and telephony services on public (shared) and private LAN/WAN environments, including the internet.

From the Paper:

"These advances add a great deal of pressure on existing networking processes and will require constant system capabilities evaluations and new upgrades. For a LAN to be able to utilize these capabilities, it requires a newer Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) which is a peer-to-peer, multimedia signaling protocol. Session Initiation Protocol is an ASCII based process very similar to the very Internet popular HTTP system and it is known for reusing existing IP protocols like DNS, SDP and more to help provide both media setup capabilities and teardown options."

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