VoIP Protection With Bigleaf
VoIP traffic has some of the most stringent performance requirements of all Internet traffic. Different VoIP implementations and codecs respond in varying ways to network issues so performance may be poor and unstable.
Bigleaf Automatically Mitigates VoIP Issues
The following shows the performance impact of several basic metrics on VoIP:
|Minor||1% packet loss||45 seconds|
|Major||10% packet loss||8 seconds|
|Outage||70% packet loss||3 seconds|
Note: Response time is slower for less severe issues to prevent excessive movement of traffic between circuits and to allow for the activation of our dynamic QoS feature.
Bigleaf Enables Quality VoIP Over Low-Cost Connections
How Bigleaf Improves VoIP
Prioritizes VoIP and other real-time traffic across commodity Internet connections, even with varying bandwidth.
Without Bigleaf, a business with VoIP over a commodity 50 Mbps circuit doesn’t have adequate options to meet performance expectations.
Scenario 1: QoS Policy Set For Circuit Rated Bandwidth
5 am A cable-based 50 Mbps Internet circuit may provide 52 Mbps of usable throughput.
8 am The same circuit may only provide 32 Mbps when other cable users start downloading email and watching videos.
QoS Issue If the customer router has a QoS policy set for 50 Mbps, they effectively don’t have QoS at 8 am. This is due to their traffic being bottlenecked in the 32 Mbps buffers of the ISP’s equipment.
Scenario 2: QoS Policy Set Artificially Low
Wasted Bandwidth If the customer router has a QoS policy set at 30 Mbps, they will experience effective QoS. However, they will waste 20 Mbps of usable throughput.
Bigleaf Enables High Performance VoIP
Same IP Address Failover
The benefits of BGP without the hassle and cost. All applications (even VoIP) stay connected when a circuit fails.
Intelligent Load Balancing
Monitors circuit conditions, adapting load balancing in real-time to match application traffic needs to circuit performance.