Traffic shaping is a way to help increase network performance by controlling the amount of data that flows into and out of the network. Traffic is categorized, queued, and directed according to network policies.
With new types of applications, traditional traffic shaping techniques may not be sufficient. The F5 BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager offers extremely sophisticated and granular traffic shaping technology, enforced by specific business policies called iRules.
F5 products that support Traffic Shaping: BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager