Typically MPLS or Carrier Ethernet services are businesses with two connectivity options.
A few of years ago the prospect of replacing an MPLS connection made many networking professionals laugh. Today, it’s more common. With rising fees, there has been a shift to produce alternative networking options.
Depending on where your organization needs to connect to such as a remote office, your headquarters, or perhaps to a backup site at a branch – certain WAN connectivity options are better than others.
To help, we’ve created a side-by-side comparison of each option. Take a look:
From the side-by-side comparison, it’s easy to see why many enterprise businesses and ISPs are having trouble saying “no” to Carrier Ethernet Services. The main benefit of utilizing a Carrier Ethernet connection versus an MPLS is that you receive a higher level of bandwidth for a fraction of the cost. It also offers low-latency and high throughput, which is ideal for disaster recovery.
Below is a list of items you’ll want to check out before selecting a service provider:
- Dedicated Ethernet connections which do not traverse the public Internet
- VLAN-based connectivity that combines voice, data, cloud services on a single handoff to each of your locations
- Creative configurations and topologies
- Quality of Service (QoS) prioritization by VLAN, packet type or destination
- Reliable and secure data transport
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