Employing rate shaping class capacities and metrics to balance connections

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PATENT NO 8788640
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11230854

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A method, system, and apparatus for integrating a rate shaping class analysis with a load balancing decision across multiple network links to improve traffic management decisions. For each of the available multiple network links, a determination is made as to how much bandwidth is available to each class associated with that network link. When a request for a connection is received, the request's class is determined. A load balancing decision is based on the available bandwidths for the determined class for the request. The invention may also integrate other Quality of Service metrics into the load balancing decision, including link type, failure rates, or the like.

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F5 NETWORKS INC401 ELLIOTT AVENUE WEST SEATTLE WA 98119

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Masters, Richard R Seattle, US 13 674

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