I concur with Mike. We added Packetshaper to our network at Denison in February of 2001. We had 6 Mb of bandwidth that was completely clogged and
within 30 minutes of turning on the Packetshaper we had regained 1.5 Mb of available bandwidth. Based upon the cost of a T1 for one year vs. the cost
of the Packetshaper the ROI was 100% in the first day of use.
Kevin L. Peters
Technical Services Manager
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Mike Yohe wrote:
> Beth-Anne -
> If you don't have Packetshaper by Packeteer or an equivalent from
> some other vendor, I recommend it highly.
> It saved our bacon. We have a 9.3 Mb pipe and it was completely
> clogged by P2P. We put in Packetshaper and set up rules which, among
> other things, relegated P2P to lowest priority; and our troubles
> virtually disappeared. We even got love letters from a couple of
> - Mike
> On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Beth-Anne Dancause wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 14:44:46 -0400
> > From: Beth-Anne Dancause <[log in to unmask]>
> > Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv
> > <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: [CIO] Network Performance or Bandwidth Issues
> > As our university prepares for the arrival of students this weekend, we
> > would like to prevent (to the extend possible) some of the bandwidth issues
> > we experienced last fall. We have since made several significant
> > investments (increasing our pipe from 45 MB to 100 MB, separating our
> > residential network from the academic and administrative network, and
> > adding network management tools) since last fall to minimize service
> > disruption. Since many of your school years are well underway, we would
> > like to know if you have experienced any network performance or bandwidth
> > issues since students have returned to campus.
> > For those schools that have experienced service degradations, we would like
> > to know:
> > * Have you noticed any new applications (P2P or otherwise), viruses, or
> > unexpected usage that may be affecting bandwidth?
> > Any comments would be appreciated.
> > Beth-Anne Dancause
> > Research Analyst, Enterprise Operations
> > Northeastern University
> > Information Services
> > (T) 617.373.7497
> > (E) [log in to unmask]
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