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AireSpring Takes MPLS to the Next Level
November 30, 2012
By Rachel Ramsey, Content Director
For companies with more than one office location that are concerned about network security, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is essential. MPLS allows data traffic to move securely from one location to the next. It first became popularized as a cost-effective method for replacing packetized services, such as ATM and Frame Relay at branch offices. As the protocol further matured, many enterprises found MPLS as an ideal migration path to replace expensive, long-haul WAN circuits connecting core infrastructure.
Now, MPLS has been taken to the next level by AireSpring as it allows voice to be carried securely across the MPLS network as well as data. AireSpring (News - Alert) is one of the fastest-growing telecommunications carriers in the U.S. with more than four billion call records processed every year. It offers next-generation integrated, SIP/VoIP, voice, data and conferencing products geared to deliver power and flexibility at cost-effective rates. There is a problem with typical MPLS deployments: All nodes on the network need to be with the same carrier. But if that carrier doesn’t cover all the remote offices, or the carrier is too expensive, suddenly MPLS isn’t a viable option.
AireSpring offers a solution to this problem by allowing companies to pick and choose a carrier for each location on their network based upon availability and price, and then meshing those diverse networks into a single secure and fully managed MPLS network. AireSpring manages all of the complexity so MPLS Mesh has a wider availability, lowered cost and full security.
The key components of AireSpring’s MPLS Mesh architecture can be broken down into four main areas: MPLS core infrastructure, MPLS carrier integration, QoS/CoS remapping and enforcement and customer premise design.
AireSpring’s MPLS Mesh solution simplifies the procurement, deployment and operation of MPLS networks for the distributed enterprise. Using the MPLS Mesh solution enables an enterprise to focus key IT resources on core business activities, while AireSpring’s expert staff delivers a comprehensive MPLS solution that brings the best benefits of an MPLS network without the drawbacks of self-managing multiple, disparate MPLS solutions.
To learn more about AireSpring’s MPLS solution, download this whitepaper!
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Edited by Brooke Neuman