The security of your data is crucial. With MPLS, you create a highly secure network. MPLS is a standards-based technology used to prioritize the delivery of network packets creating a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
MPLS VPNs partition one customer’s traffic from another’s to keep it private across the infrastructure. The partitioning is created using special MPLS tags rather than encryption.
Using MPLS VPN service, you can connect multiple locations and users on a single private IP network. It’s also different from other VPN solutions because it lets you prioritize different traffic types, giving you low latency (data delay) and a superior end-user experience.
Faster response times and better application performance
MPLS VPNs help provide quality performance for cloud-based applications chiefly because they enable enterprises to prioritize certain types of their traffic, a concept known as Class of Service (CoS). This takes on added importance when you consider the sorts of applications that may be getting shifted to the cloud, everything from delay-sensitive voice-over-IP traffic to enterprise applications like enterprise resource planning or sales force automation. With CoS, enterprises can dictate which types of their traffic is given priority, so they can avoid an employee conducting a massive file transfer causing a hiccup in the CEO’s conference call.
Highly secure data networking with built-in disaster recovery
MPLS VPNs are carried over a single carrier’s network, not over the public Internet. That sets the table for better reliability, because the traffic won’t be subject to the vagaries of the public Internet. Also, it offers an added level of network security as compared to Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) VPNs. With MPLS VPNs, customers have the added assurance of knowing their traffic is never out “in the wild.” Rather, it remains within the confines of their carrier’s private virtual network.
Similar to how cloud services enable you to quickly add capacity on an as-needed basis, it’s far easier to add capacity to an MPLS VPN than via traditional carrier services. And being able to expand the capacity of your cloud applications and services may not do you much good if you can’t increase the capacity of the connections to them at the same time. The combination of cloud services and MPLS VPNs really can make the cloud seem like an extension of your premise-based network and services, creating what’s known as a “virtual private cloud.”
Reduces bandwidth requirements
MPLS VPNs enable each site on the network to connect to every other site via a single connection to the MPLS network. This can significantly reduce the amount of bandwidth customers need, especially at their main headquarters and cloud provider sites.