Product Documentation

Traffic Classification

Jan 28, 2011

The two main functions of a CloudBridge or CloudBridge appliance are traffic shaping, which maximizes link usage for all types of traffic, and acceleration, which applies compression and various optimizations to accelerate TCP traffic. Two basic components of both traffic shaping and acceleration are the application-classifier mechanism and the service-class mechanism. The former identifies the type of traffic, so that the latter can assign the traffic to a service class. Each service class has a traffic shaping policy and an acceleration policy.