Quality of Service (QoS)

Quality of Service (QoS) refers to the capability of a network to provide reliable and predictable performance to different types of network traffic. It ensures that critical applications and services receive the necessary bandwidth, latency, and other network resources to function optimally.

QoS mechanisms prioritize certain types of traffic over others, allowing for efficient utilization of network resources. This is particularly important in environments where multiple applications with varying bandwidth requirements coexist.

QoS techniques include traffic classification, prioritization, congestion management, and traffic shaping. These mechanisms help maintain a consistent level of service quality, minimize delays, and prevent network congestion.