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The role of shared applications and cloud-based services has continued to make organizations more reliant on their telecommunications infrastructure. Applications like online banking, inventory control, point-of-sale systems, voice and video services, as well as multi-site intranets have become commonplace and create ever-increasing demand for reliable connectivity and Internet bandwidth.
By combining our fully-redundant self-healing network infrastructure with the advanced capabilities of our MPLS core, we are able to provide the level of service and the flexibility to meet even the most challenging customer requirements.
MPLS network overview
Our purpose built network results in optimized route paths for our customers. WAN customers are able to have local traffic stay local as a result of our regionally dispersed PE routers-shourter paths equate to increased performance. This also means that traffic is not backhauled ot a central location only to be sent back to the same location.
Multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks provide a number of improvements to existing switched network infrastructures. With an MPLS network customers can interconnect multiple sites even if each site is using different network interfaces which in turn reduces the cost of adding new sites and allows for migration instead of costly fork-lift upgrades. MPLS also means that a single IP-based network infrastructure can support multiple applications. Prioritizing applications such as VoIP, video-conferencing, web access, file transfers, and more mean that your available bandwidth is maximized ensuring the right performance when you need it most.
QoS and class of service
Customers who use traditional private networks or Internet network access across sites are unable to classify traffic, creating an environment where applications are competing for bandwidth. This is commonly referred to as “best-effort”. This best-effort scenario means that a voice call might suddenly experience degraded quality because another user is accessing a remote database or downloading large files.
With an MPLS-based network environment each application can have a priority assigned to ensure that bandwidth is optimized by the needs of each application. This in turn allows a business to utilize a single connection for multiple applications and avoid the costs associated with multiple access charges.
MPLS networks provide customers with a method of prioritizing traffic. This allows them to leverage a single network connection for multiple applications without impacting desired performance. Time sensative applications like voice and video can take the highest priority while less crititical applications like emial can take the lowest priority and still function properly.