Load balancing is the process of routing network traffic across servers to prevent network traffic congestion.
Quality of service (QoS)
QoS is a set of rules or techniques used to manage network traffic in organizations based on priority and need.
This is a QoS technique that involves regulating the flow of traffic to prevent congestion and ensure that important traffic receives priority. Traffic shaping is the process of controlling bandwidth usage and traffic by prioritizing mission-critical applications, users, or IPs. This is either application-based or route-based.
Path optimization, or route optimization, is the process of identifying the most efficient available path or route for network traffic based on factors such as latency, available bandwidth, and network topology.
Network traffic analysis
This involves monitoring network traffic data and analyzing patterns and and network health to detect issues in network traffic and improve traffic engineering for better network performance.