los angeles seo expert – Utilizing The Advantages of MPLS Networks
If you are not using MPLS networks but instead are keeping your old frame relay or point-to-point private lines that you’ve had forever, there is an excellent chance that you are spending more of your telecom budget every month than you really need to. Yes, MPLS technology is a bit on the new side, but it is stable, established, and can save you a ton for accomplishing the same thing that your old point-to-point circuits do.
What Does An MPLS Network Do?
In a nutshell, an MPLS network really does the same thing as a traditional point to point private line does, but it also provides much greater flexibility, and does not sacrifice any speed in the process, compared to equivalent bandwidth on your PTP circuit.
An MPLS network will interconnect multiple sites, whether those sites are around the state, around the country, or indeed, around the world. They are connected via your own private and secure MPLS network, which provides internode communications in the same way that a traditional PTP private line does. It does not touch the public Internet, which provides another layer of security to your data.
How Are MPLS Networks More Cost Effective?
The best way to answer that question is with an example. Keep in mind that with a PTP private line, a lion’s share of the cost is the per-mile charge between the sites, which can really add up quickly if you have a lot of geographical area between nodes.
By contrast, an MPLS network, from a loop perspective, only charges you for the LOCAL loop, irrespective of the distance that the other nodes are from you. In other words, having a two-node MPLS circuit with one location in New York and another one in Denver would be almost the same cost as having one node in New York and the other end in Los Angeles, even though Los Angeles is about 700 miles further away from New York than Denver.
To further illustrate, let’s look at this example. A customer wanted to interconnect three nodes – one in Orlando, one in Denver and one in Seattle. He thought he needed a point-to-point network but I suggested he consider an MPLS network, where he said to price it both ways. Via the PTP network, the cost for this with T1 bandwidth was almost $3000 per month, whereas accomplishing the same thing with MPLS brought the cost down to around $1600 per month. The per-mile charge for the PTP circuit was the big disadvantage here.
MPLS technology is extremely cost effective when you have three or more nodes that you want to interconnect, or if you have only two nodes but they are widely separated geographically (i.e., one node in New York and one node in London or Paris, for example).
How To Find Your Best MPLS Circuit Value
Ideally, you would want to use a telecom expert who represents many first tier carriers, who understands the technology, and who can advise you as to which carriers can really provide the service and which carriers are “less likely to be successful” with your MPLS circuit configurations.
We are such a company and we would be more than happy to provide you with MPLS quotes from the major carriers that come complete with a low price guarantee from those carriers.