The platform designs a solution so that each network slice meets the quality requirements of the application that will use it.
Network slices are designed, provisioned and monitored based on an intent provided by a DevOps engineer, the resources available and the connectivity between the required endpoints.
Network slices are monitored to verify that the intent has been satisfied and that the network quality of service is adequate.
Different technology domains have different QoS models and implementations. One of the core values of the Zeetta platform is the ability to abstract vendor-specific QoS implementations from the underlying networking technologies. The following sections discuss each technology type in more detail.
In this domain the resources are the VLAN Id pools, the IP Address pool, the DSCP/VLAN PCP value used per slice and the QoS characteristics associated with the network slice:
- Delay budget
- Jitter budget
Zeetta uses different mechanisms to achieve these QoS characteristics across the path for the slice – classification, marking, policing, queuing and shaping.