MPLS, Dedicated Internet, Broadband, Fiber, SD-WAN
Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)
DIA is an internet connection that is completely dedicated to your business, not shared by other businesses like public access. DIA is particularly beneficial to businesses that need constant access to cloud applications or often stream videos or webinars. DIA provides the backbone that can be used to deploy quality voice, like VoIP, along with collaboration tools such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
This is the fastest, dedicated internet transport method, using fiber-optic cabling to send data. Fiber is being deployed to new locations and businesses everywhere, and the speeds are amazing for business applications like video, streaming, and cloud-based applications.
Broadband Internet | Cable Internet
Broadband is still a viable option for business internet and is still widely available. Providers of cable service meet most business application needs and speeds but the single, largest difference is the service is asymmetrical, meaning the speed up and down is not the same. This is also usually shared connectivity.
A software-defined wide area network is a virtualized service that is helping businesses with multiple connectivity options that scale with built-in controls for data shaping. Through the platform, the transport of data will be optimized based on the rules set and the types of connectivity available. This is great for setting a business up for multiple transport pathways (such as primary fiber and secondary cable), providing a business continuity measure inherent to this solution. There are versions of hardware only versions and software over-the-top. SD-WAN also provides a managed router, allowing monitoring and alerts when connectivity challenges arise.
MPLS | VPLS Networking
Multiprotocol Label Switching is a routing technique in telecommunications networks that directs data from one node to the next based on labels rather than network addresses. Service is typically used for high reliability, high volume data transporting across multiple locations. Many businesses still use this form of network connectivity for controls, VPN security, and familiarity as a leading standard.