Quality of Service
MPLS & VPN
Packets carrying real-time traffic, such as voice or video, can easily be mapped to low-latency routes across the network
Handle different types of traffic in a consistent fashion
MPLS is defined by its ability to label packets and assign a specific forwarding equivalence class (FEC). The routing decisions in traditional IP networks make autonomous forwarding decisions based on the header coming from the packet’s network layer. In doing so the router has to essentially ‘think through’ its routing decision.
By assigning a FEC the router this creates a table indicating how to handle packets of specific FEC types. This level of efficiency allows for packets carrying realtime traffic such as video or voice to be mapped to low latency routes across the network.
Quality of service First
Thorough quality of service (QoS) functionality is a trademark capability in Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). By virtue of QOS network delay, jitter, bandwidth and packet loss can all be managed by the set of techniques inherent in MPLS. For businesses to thrive they must ensure that the vital applications they utilize are provided the network resources necessary regardless of traffic load.
Fundamental features of VPN
For VPN to thrive the flexibility to traverse through the cloud is paramount. This flexibility also needs to be secure and user friendly.
Key design objectives when selecting VPN features must include the following:
- Remote access anytime, anywhere
- Easy of use, configuration, setup and ongoing maintentance.
- It must be cost effective to scale across small, medium or enterprise level businesses.
- Performance needs to be impeccable with no pitfalls, no obvious issues or recurring errors in order to justify consistent use.
The makeup of a solid connection
The best approach before getting a VPN is to explore the features, connectiviy protocols, location of the server and of course the price.
While some options might be geared for occasional use Vive services help businesses get around local restrictions in order to access their companies apps and services.
MPLS & VPN Explained
Any to Any connectivity
Applications, like voice and video, feature any-to-any traffic patterns. MPLS makes it easy to handle these patterns.
(SLA’s) with delivery guarantees
MPLS comes with guarantees from the carrier when it comes to installation times and availability.
Internet-based VPNs avoid this scalability problem by simply tapping into public lines and network capability readily available.
LOng distance savings
A VPN also can replace long-distance network connections commonly used in the past by business travelers needing to access to their companys network.
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