Date Added: Nov 2005
Your VoIP vendor choice will influence your deployment and maintenance processes, but following general VoIP best practices will also increase the project's success. You can separate and handle voice traffic through standard, vendor-neutral protocols and design practices. Furthermore, general layout and design models for integrated VoIP and data networks provide a strong base for many VoIP deployments. VLANs, QoS, codecs, and compression will all help you build your VoIP solution atop your existing network. This document identifies and explains general best methods for deploying and maintaining successful VoIP networks.