Multiprotocol Label Switching for Business

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 world 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 the public virtual private network (VPN) routing using software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). This is a 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 the innovations, it might seem like common sense to move away from MPLS. Not yet!

MPLS 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 an SD-WAN overlay on top of an MPLS network with broadband connections enables the best of both technologies. Our MPLS helps increases ROI and productivity and makes it easy to interconnect sites to handle voice and video traffic patterns. MPLS is operationally more straightforward than managing an extensively routed network.

Why Your Business Needs MPLS

With new business and the latest technologies, organizations are getting more options for their network. Still, the priorities stay the same, to make the most of their system and IT investments, and to improve operational efficiency while ensuring the security of enterprise applications.

According to a 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 an excellent tool for on-premises applications. It allows companies to connect geographically dispersed locations through a high-performance WAN solution.

  • It takes over a 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 enables 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 critical. Extending MPLS with SD-WAN can be the perfect solution for blending speed, security, bandwidth, and cost.

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

Overcome Communication Limitations with Custom Designed MPLS

SD-WAN, broadband, and the Internet can help in the search for a better solution for accessing cloud applications. But by themselves, each has 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 stable, secure, private network that is necessary for 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. Even though the MPLS system has been around for a while now, it still 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.

Gotel is one of the providers with:
  • Quality and reliable performance with guaranteed QoS to support VoIP, and multimedia applications, with SLAs.
  • Flexibility and security in the 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 center services.
  • Hands-on experience in operating and maintaining large networks.

Stronger Connections = Better Business

Gotel has had extensive discussions with companies about what they envision for their network for now and the future. Companies nationwide trust Gotel to connect their business information securely with employees and customers every day. We understand 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.
  • Innovative 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 dependable investment protection.
  • Exceptional local scale with connectivity to secure cloud-based data center services.
  • Hands-on experience in operating and maintaining large networks.

Gotel MPLS 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 LAN service (VPLS)-based solutions.

A Technology Partner that Stays Connected

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 for longer, and more reliably than public VPNs can deliver 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.