More advanced QOS / Shaping Features
Has anyone heard if there's any chance of more advanced traffic shaping/QoS features in the Fortigate at any point? I'm very familiar with QoS on Cisco and Adtran platforms, and while I understand that the Fortigate isn't a router.... the Fortigate platform is still very limited in its traffic control capabilities, and even with all of the feature improvements over the years there hasn't been much in the way of QoS improvements in quite some time.
I've worked with the Fortigate shaping quite a bit, but it really doesn't seem like shaping so much as a series of priority queues with policing. I was really hoping to get some more advanced congestion management functionality with Weighted Fair Queuing(WFQ), and congestion avoidance functionality such as Weighted Random Early Detect (WRED).
These would be helpful in scenarios where there is VPN and/or Citrix/VMware connectivity from smaller end sites using, for example the 90x Series fortigates to head end sites where we might be using the 100 or 200 series. The bandwidth imbalances between the LAN and WAN at various sites do cause issues with performance that I'd like to address, but I'd really rather not have to stick a router in front of these devices. So I'm hoping that Fortinet develops some additional functionality in this area.