Application Level Measurement

Document type: Bookchapters
Peer reviewed: No
Author(s): Patrik Arlos
Title: Application Level Measurement
Translated title: Mätningar på applikationsnivå
Book: Network Performance Engineering - A Handbook on Convergent Multi-Service Networks and Next Generation Internet
Year: 2011
Volume: 5233
Pagination: 14-36
Editor: Kouvatsos, Demetres
ISBN: 978-3-642-02741-3
Publisher: Springer
City: Berlin / Heidelberg
URI/DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02742-0_2
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: In some cases, application-level measurements can be the only way for an application to get an understanding about the performance offered by the underlying network(s). It can also be that an application-level measurement is the only practical solution to verify the availability of a particular service. Hence, as more and more applications perform measurements of various networks; be that fixed or mobile, it is crucial to understand the context in which the application level measurements operate their capabilities and limitations. To this end in this paper we discuss some of the fundamentals of computer network performance measurements and in particular the key aspects to consider when using application level measurements to estimate network performance properties.
Subject: Telecommunications\General
Computer Science\General
Note: ISI nr:000290879900002