How does MPLS improve business performance?
Ideal for multi-site businesses, MPLS network switching gives you more speed, security and flexibility.
Companies today face a tricky balance when it comes to networking: how to simultaneously lower costs, increase productivity, support more applications and beef up security. MPLS VPN is one solution that addresses all of these priorities.
A Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network, in the simplest sense, allows you to privately transport data through your service provider’s network. MPLS extends your company’s local area network, or LAN, without using the public internet—providing your own private cloud.
MPLS networking utilizes short labels instead of IP addresses to route data, and uses Quality of Service to prioritize different data across your provider’s network. Plus, new locations can be added on the fly. Ideal for businesses with three or more locations, MPLS allows you to efficiently deliver applications across multiple locations.
Deliverable Quality of Service.
Many companies migrate to MPLS to manage applications using Quality of Service (QoS). MPLS allows one type of traffic to have priority over another; packets not considered high priority are given less importance. In this way, performance metrics—including jitter, latency and packet loss—are more easily monitored.
Strengthened network security.
Many companies migrate to MPLS to manage applications using Quality of Service (QoS). In a traditional internet VPN network, you have no control over QoS because your data is transmitted over the public internet. The public internet cannot distinguish between priority and non-priority traffic. The standards for reliability, speed and quality are significantly higher when using MPLS networking.
MPLS allows one type of traffic to have priority over another; packets not considered high priority are given less primacy. In this way, performance metrics—including jitter, latency and packet loss—are more easily monitored.
More flexibility and scalability.
MPLS networks easily scale, from three to hundreds of locations. MPLS networking also allows multiple locations to be served by many different types of transport mediums, such as fiber or Ethernet based circuits. No matter where you are, by using MPLS your business can be connected to your private network cloud.
Rapid network restoration.
Many things cause network failures, and how quickly your network is back up and running can significantly impact your bottom line. MPLS networking can restore interrupted connections much faster than a typical network because MPLS allows traffic to be rapidly rerouted via an alternate network path.
If you manage multiple sites and networks, you probably deal with multiple providers. When something goes wrong, it can take precious time to simply determine whose equipment is at fault—time that could be better spent fixing the problem.
Blackfoot can manage your MPLS network end-to-end, providing a high performing private cloud service. And with last-mile redundancy your entire network (primary and secondary circuits) is delivered and managed by one provider with nearly 100% uptime; as opposed to having piecemeal networks managed by multiple vendors causing increased likelihoods and durations of downtime.
Dedicated account management.
As an added benefit: when you partner with Blackfoot you will work with a local, dedicated Account Executive who you can easily reach for anything you need. You will also have direct access to Blackfoot engineers, like me, who know your network and help keep you up and running 24/7.
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