Choosing the Right

MPLS SOLUTION

Make the Best Choice for Your Business

Introduction


For more than a decade, companies have relied on Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) to create secure, private networks using IP technology. Packets are routed securely across the service provider owned MPLS network to connected users. Companies can reach that network across the U.S. or internationally using virtually any access type, while the service provider manages routing and application prioritization.

But more recently, network innovations have kick-started, providing greater security, control and visibility into public virtual private network (VPN) routing using software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). This is software-based network and thus supports automated dynamic path selection, a simple interface for managing WAN, application policy management, and lower cost, more efficient bandwidth management.

Given these new innovations, it might seem like common sense to move away from MPLS. Not so fast.
Not so fast.
MPLS still provides private routing and full QoS for applications which are valued by IT professionals, while, network engineers can implement quality of service on their edge routers to give some Internet-bound traffic priority over others, they can’t match the privacy and control provided across the WAN by MPLS. MPLS providers offer service level agreements that specify uptime metrics, benchmarks, performance, and response time.

Rather than discarding MPLS, applying a SD-WAN overlay on top of an MPLS network with broadband connections enables the best of both technologies. In this guide, we’ll explain why MPLS may be a good fit for your company. We’ll also look at why choosing the right vendor—one that not only offers great service and solutions but also asks the right questions for your business—will help ensure your organization’s success.

MPLS helps increases ROI and productivity and makes it easy to interconnect sites to handle voice and video traffic patterns and MPLS is operationally simpler than managing a large routed network.

Why Organizations Choose MPLS

With new business and latest technologies organizations are getting more options for their network but the priorities stay the same, to make the most of their network and IT investments and to improve operational efficiency while ensuring security of enterprise applications. According to survey, 72% of respondents cited MPLS as critical for network functionality, with improved security and is reliable with performance identified as top benefits. For these requirements, there’s no better network tool than MPLS. While MPLS may not be the best option for cloud-based applications, it remains a great tool for on-premises applications. It allows companies to connect geographically dispersed locations through high-performance WAN solution.


Here are listed some more benefits of MPLS:

  • It takes over the load of network routing off IT resources
  • Add unsupported previous remote locations easily with any-to-any access connectivity
  • With reduced off-net hops, it Enable national to global secure IP network routing
  • Assign top prioritization to delayed-sensitive packets with multi-tiered QoS.
  • Avoid network congestion.
  • Avoids security breaches with managed routing.
  • As more applications and data are moved to the cloud, increased bandwidth becomes ever more important. Extending MPLS with SD-WAN can be the perfect solution for blending speed, security, band-width and cost.


The new MPLS network has benefited us by increase in speed, the decrease in latency, improved IP phone connectivity, improved phone quality, and faster processing times.

What Types of MPLS Solutions Will Help Your Organization?


SD-WAN, broadband and the Internet can help in the search for a better solution for accessing cloud applications. But by themselves, each have limitations for enterprises. MPLS can power through those limitations. MPLS can work with broadband, the Internet, and SD-WAN to complement each other and provide that strong, secure, private network that is necessary in most industries. MPLS VPNs enable enterprises to procure high-speed, cost-effective, and reliable bandwidth to run voice, video, Internet, and data applications. When organizations want to add bandwidth, they can put SD-WAN on top of MPLS with broadband Internet access.


No matter what organizations goals for future, MPLS provides a solid backbone for WAN and no new technology has changed that yet.


MPLS is everlasting and not going anywhere. Companies are moving with speed to a hybrid WAN model with both MPLS and high-speed Internet or carrier Ethernet in a single location or alternates between them throughout the WAN.

What Should You Look for in a Provider?

It’s important to pick the right provider for your MPLS solution—one who looks at your whole system and listens to your goals and plans to determine the best total solution. It should be a carrier who not only provides great performance and service for your MPLS, but who also understands how to integrate it with other options for an effective hybrid network.

It’s important to pick the right provider for your MPLS solution—one who looks at your whole system and listens to your goals and plans to determine the best total solution. Carrier should not only provide great service and performance for your MPLS, but should also understand how to integrate it with other options for an effective hybrid network.



Gotel is one of the providers with proven track record of:
  • Quality and reliable performance with guaranteed QoS to support VoIP, and multimedia applications, with SLAs.
  • Flexibility and security in design along with the ability to add safe and sound Internet connection and direct cloud connections.
  • Extended access for better connectivity to remote workers, suppliers, business partners and customers around the globe.
  • Organized management with minimal hardware devices, saving time and costs on maintenance.
  • Exceptional local scale with connectivity to secure cloud-based data centre services.
  • Hands-on experience in operating and maintaining large networks.

STRONGER CONNECTIONS MEANS STRONGER BUSINESS.


GoTel has had extensive discussions with companies about what they envision for their network for now and the future. In fact, companies nationwide trust GoTel to connect their business information securely with employees and customers every day.
GoTel understands how to help move companies toward the future of cloud applications and dramatically changed network configuration. It brings technology together to meet organizations’ changing needs:
Comprehensive business productivity solutions all from a single, trusted partner, with multiple options for voice, networking and applications.

all from a single, trusted partner

Innovation building blocks, from hosted application environments to software-defined networks that support anytime, virtually anywhere access.
Scalable networking solutions and outsourcing arrangements with industry-leading partners
Affordable managed services with assets GoTel owns for true investment protection
GoTel Networking is a converged networking service based on leading technologies. Companies can build comprehensive networks using a customizable variety of legacy ATM and Frame-Relay protocols, advanced Internet protocol, (IP)-centric MPLS, Ethernet and virtual private LANservice (VPLS)-based solutions.


Conclusion

As networking technology evolves, it’s important to remember that there are existing solutions that provide the benefits and business outcomes companies are striving to achieve. No matter your organization’s current or future networking requirements, MPLS provides an IP layer 3 alternative backbone for that network—keeping it upright and functioning longer and more reliably than public VPNs can provide on their own.

So when it’s time to update your network, give it a strong foundation with an MPLS solution from GoTel. With a flexible portfolio of technology and services, GoTel can be your single, trusted provider for years to come.