In today’s digital age, efficient bandwidth utilization is the cornerstone of seamless network performance. To achieve this, network specialists employ a technique known as Traffic Shaping. This strategic process ensures that bandwidth-hungry applications don’t overshadow essential services, such as VoIP and video. At Livewire Digital, we understand the critical importance of Traffic Shaping in maintaining an optimal network environment. In this article, we’ll delve into the significance of Traffic Shaping and how Livewire’s RazorLink SD-WAN software excels in this aspect.

The Essence of Traffic Shaping

Traffic Shaping is a technique that fine-tunes network traffic to align it with a predefined traffic profile. It does this by temporarily delaying some packets, allowing the network to allocate bandwidth fairly among various types of traffic. This method ensures that high-priority applications, such as VoIP and video, receive the attention they deserve, preventing them from being starved of bandwidth by other less crucial applications.

Key Objectives of Traffic Shaping:

  1. Prioritization: VoIP, Video, and other mission-critical services are typically given the highest priority, ensuring their smooth operation.
  2. Bandwidth Allocation: Traffic shaping allocates minimum and maximum bandwidth for different types of traffic, guaranteeing that essential applications get the resources they need.
  3. Quality of Service (QoS): The primary goal is to maintain an ideal level of performance and QoS across the network, irrespective of the varying demands of different applications.

Traffic Shaping and SD-WAN

Traffic Shaping is a crucial component of SD-WAN technology. SD-WAN leverages this technique to optimize network performance and ensure that high-priority traffic remains unaffected by less important data transfers. Livewire Digital has taken this concept to the next level with our RazorLink SD-WAN solution.

RazorLink SD-WAN: The Master of Traffic Shaping

Livewire Digital’s RazorLink SD-WAN has been meticulously designed to tackle the challenges of hybrid networking, particularly in demanding environments like maritime and vehicular setups, as well as across diverse global architectures.

Key Features of RazorLink SD-WAN:

  1. RazorLink Smart Networking Protocol (SNP): Traffic scheduling is seamlessly managed by SNP, our proprietary transmission protocol. It empowers intelligent, packet-by-packet control, ensuring optimal network utilization under ever-changing link conditions.
  2. Advanced Traffic Classification: RazorLink excels in classifying traffic, allowing applications to be allocated to specific bonded underlay networks. This ensures that high-priority traffic remains prioritized, regardless of network conditions.
  3. Seamless Underlay Management: Underlay transitions and re-allocations are executed seamlessly, with no disruptions to the applications. This maintains consistent QoS levels.


In the world of networking, Traffic Shaping stands as a critical tool to ensure that essential services receive the bandwidth they require. At Livewire Digital, we’ve harnessed the power of Traffic Shaping within our RazorLink SD-WAN solution. We understand that maintaining a consistent, high-quality network performance is paramount, and our technology excels in achieving this goal.

To explore the impact of Traffic Shaping and network prioritization further, we invite you to watch our Network Prioritization video on the RazorLink SD-WAN page of the Livewire website: Network Prioritization Video. Discover how Traffic Shaping can transform your network and elevate your digital experience.