Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is standards-based technology that allows for the quick delivery of network packets. Within an MPLS network, data packets have labels (e.g., voice or video) and are forwarded according to the label, eliminating the need to examine the contents of the packet. The packet labels allow for proper data traffic prioritization and more efficient routing and forwarding.
This type of system is beneficial for organizations with multiple locations because it establishes a private network encompassing two or more sites. Because data is transmitted using a private wide area network (WAN), encryption isn't necessary. Combined with the packet labeling system that speeds up data forwarding and routing, this guarantees continuity across the network, high quality service, and the availability of priority data traffic.
Do you have multiple locations or is your IT located in a data center? If so, your business can benefit from MPLS services that provide guarantees concerning site-to-site data transportation.MPLS Benefits for Your Business
An MPLS networking solution can potentially help your business in a number of ways. In addition to allowing for centralized management and just one firewall at your host location (compared to firewalls at every site), you'll have a fast, secure networking solution in place that prioritizes data. Here are some more MPLS advantages and applications to consider.
- Disaster recovery capabilities
- Lower network management costs
- Traffic prioritized according to your preferences
- Self-healing, resilient network
- Proactive monitoring abilities
- Quality of Service
- Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
- Any Transport over MPLS (AToM)
If you're interested in implementing an MPLS networking solution for your business, it can help to work with a managed service provider like Stratosphere Networks. Our expert techs can work with you to evaluate your needs and determine the best design and network infrastructure for your organization. We'll conduct an on-site survey of your current network infrastructure and consider other factors such as projected growth.
By choosing to go through an MSP instead of working directly with the service provider, you'll ensure you get an unbiased and agnostic opinion on which solution is the best fit for your business. We have connections with a wide range of service providers, so you'll have plenty of options to choose from.
After our team has pinpointed and implemented the best MPLS solution for you, we'll proactively monitor your network for any issues, and you'll have access to our in-house support desk for assistance with any changes to your service, upgrades, migrations, demarcation extensions, and/or new installs.
The Stratosphere Networks team will gladly help you find the solution that's right for you to assist you in optimizing operations and achieving your objectives.
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