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Are hybrid wide area networks the nail in the coffin for MPLS?

A maturing Internet and the increasing adoption of cloud are changing the face of corporate data management and delivery for good. MPLS networks are still popular today … but, organisations are realising that several other connectivity alternatives may make sense from a cost and efficiency standpoint.

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Are hybrid wide area networks the nail in the coffin for MPLS?

  1. 1. accelerate your ambition Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data Are hybrid wide area networks the nail in the coffin for MPLS?
  2. 2. Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data A maturing Internet and the increasing adoption of cloud are changing the face of corporate data management and delivery for good. MPLS networks are still popular today … but, organisations are realising that several other connectivity alternatives may make sense from a cost and efficiency standpoint. Does this spell the beginning of the end for MPLS as we know it?
  3. 3. Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data Is the writing on the wall for MPLS simply because the economics of it don’t make sense anymore? Over ten times more capacity at a 33% reduction in cost. Adding up the numbers
  4. 4. Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data If an organisation can get better application performance through a hybrid WAN strategy, why have an MPLS network at all? The trend is clearly toward a multiconnectivity strategy. What about performance?
  5. 5. Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data Despite the obvious benefits, there are still factors holding organisations back from the immediate adoption of a more cost-effective hybrid WAN strategy: • extended MPLS contracts with service providers • Internet ‘brown-out’ failures •  price pressure MPLS probably won’t die out completely, but it will certainly need to be far more cost- competitive in order to survive. Slowing the process
  6. 6. Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data Step #1 to taking advantage of the benefits of a hybrid WAN … understand the applications you have running over your network, and what traffic volumes and patterns they create. Your network can then be designed in such a way as to detect when there’s any form of performance degradation, and to optimally reroute the traffic via another channel. Knowing what's on your network
  7. 7. accelerate your ambition Copyright © 2015 Dimension Data To read more on this piece please click here

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    Feb. 8, 2016

A maturing Internet and the increasing adoption of cloud are changing the face of corporate data management and delivery for good. MPLS networks are still popular today … but, organisations are realising that several other connectivity alternatives may make sense from a cost and efficiency standpoint.

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