School Curbs Bandwidth Use, Supports Emergency Hurricane Communications
Chapter 16 described the unique set of problems encountered by network administrators in educational environments. This chapter will move the traffic management discussion from the theoretical to the practical by taking a look at a university production environment.
Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., deployed a traffic management system to control peer-to-peer (P2P) application use by students that was bogging down the network with unprecedented bandwidth consumption. More recently, the university was called upon to provide guaranteed communications to emergency responders during Hurricane Katrina. The university used an Allot Communications NetEnforcer traffic management system to address both situations.