Sequential’s MPLS UK is an IP-VPN wide area network (WAN) service that has been designed for companies that need single point-to-point connections. Or, managed multi-site solutions from broadband speeds to Gbps. We also supply managed MPLS networks with varying speeds at different sites with full SLAs.
Sequential Networks provides an MPLS Network utilising UK Layer 2 Connectivity to give maximum performance for your IT and telecommunications networks.
MPLS stands for Multiprotocol Label Switching. It is a data-carrying method for high-performance telecommunications networks. In an MPLS network your packets of data are given labels. Data transfer speed is increased as the data is transmitted based on the label. Rather than the network examining the contents of the data itself.
Sequential Networks provides an MPLS Network enabling UK Layer 2 Connectivity to provide the best network performance for your business.
Can your MPLS provider track and monitor the entire network?
Are they able to secure their own network traffic? Can they manage priority traffic across other networks?
What are the performance thresholds for network latency and availability?
How is performance measured and delivered to you?
Are there security assessments and regular backups?
Can their data centre support your requirements for physical and network security? What about capacity, availability, operations and backbone connectivity?
How quickly will the provider respond to scalability requests?
What happens if the network goes down.
What protection do you have if level of service is not maintained?
Your MPLS or VPLS network requirement will focus on the three differences when evaluating the technology for a situation.
VPLS allows you to maintain control over routing. It does not share layer 3 routing tables with the service provider. VPLS also is protocol independent which supports IP, IPX and other legacy protocols. If there are limitations in the number of sites supported by VPLS, and availability of ethernet coverage. Then, you may look at deploying a combination of MPLS and VPLS services. Instead of a pure VPLS network. For example, MPLS can be used at branch locations, while VPLS is used between data centres.