Mission Control Traffic Shaping

            As applications compete with each other for network resources, the network traffic needs to be controlled in order to ensure that business-critical and real-time traffic gets the bandwidth that it deserves.

            The Mission Control Traffic Shaping service ensures application-specific network performance if the link is congested. Traffic is classified into three main service classes:

            • Internet traffic: any kind of traffic leaving for the public internet, for example web proxy traffic.
            • Corporate traffic: customer-internal traffic that remains within the private network. It also includes traffic that is forwarded over the WAN Encryption and Routing service.
            • Corporate transit traffic: corporate traffic that does not originate or terminate at this location. It forwards traffic to and from other locations, but there is either no direct connection between the source and destination locations, or the direct connection failed and hence traffic is rerouted via a third location.

            Guaranteed throughput defines either a percentage or an explicit throughput that is dedicated to one of the three classes. Flexible queue allocation for optimal bandwidth usage makes sure that unused bandwidth resources are released for other classes and not wasted.

            On the left, corporate traffic does not need all of its guaranteed throughput, so internet traffic is allowed to use more bandwidth. On the right, all three classes need and are using their guaranteed bandwidth.
            On the left, corporate traffic does not need all of its guaranteed throughput, so internet traffic is allowed to use more bandwidth. On the right, all three classes need and are using their guaranteed bandwidth.