MPLS: “Don’t write me off yet”
MPLS: “Don’t write me off yet”

A few days ago, I re-watched the movie “Music and Lyrics”. There is an extremely cheesy song Hugh Grant sings at some point in the movie, titled “Don’t write me off yet”. I thought that if MPLS somehow could compete in “The Masked Singer”, it would most definitely pick “Don’t write me off yet” as […]

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The 90s called – They Want their MPLS back (Is MPLS dead?)
The 90s called – They Want their MPLS back (Is MPLS dead?)

Bridging the era before and after the advent of the World Wide Web, the 90s remain special for various reasons, be it the sleek gadgets that could still give designers a run for their money, or the fashion and pop culture that are slowly making a comeback and are still a sell-out — almost two […]

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Aryaka SmartLINK: Intelligent Resiliency for the last-mile
Aryaka SmartLINK: Intelligent Resiliency for the last-mile

While internet performance has steadily improved in many regions, many enterprises still shy away from entirely replacing their MPLS WAN infrastructures with more cost-efficient internet links. Internet is then most often just used to offload non-critical applications to save MPLS bandwidth for business-critical traffic that benefits from deterministic QoS and/or the perceived security advantage of […]

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MPLS Networks: What You Need To Know
MPLS Networks: What You Need To Know

Why use MPLS Networks? In many ways, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks are the glue that holds business operations together. Without them, a good portion of modern-day productivity as we know it would come to a grinding halt. But what is the relevance of MPLS in networking as most companies begin to operate across continents, […]

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Network as a Service: Consume or Construct
Network as a Service: Consume or Construct

Cloud adoption is on the rise and the need for optimal connectivity is greater than ever. According to a recent forecast from Gartner, cloud computing remains a major driver of IT spending. Research indicates by 2022, more than a quarter (28%) of spending within key enterprise IT markets will be cloud-based, up 19% from 2018. […]

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The MPLS Alternatives Telcos Don’t Want You to Know
The MPLS Alternatives Telcos Don’t Want You to Know

MPLS is entering its sunset, and yet telcos aren’t ready to let you go. Rather than see you invest a few more years in a legacy technology that needs to be retrofitted with WAN Optimization, SD-WAN, and more, we held a webinar to discuss your alternatives. We were joined by Jim Metzler, Founder and Vice […]

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MPLS Network Pros and Cons: Factors to Weigh for Your Global Business
MPLS Network Pros and Cons: Factors to Weigh for Your Global Business

Many global organizations are faced with the decision of whether to move away from MPLS in favor of other alternatives. Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all solution to this question. The answer largely depends on the organization’s goals and the current state of the nation. When MPLS entered the market in the 90s, many […]

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Key Considerations for Enterprise Connectivity

If you’ve been in IT for a while, you probably remember the days when your data and applications were housed in a data center that was close to the employees who used it. Those were the good old days, right? That’s all changed — and fast — as employees increasingly pursue flexible working arrangements and […]

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3 Secrets You Won’t Hear From MPLS Providers

There is an optimum solution for today’s cloud-fueled, mobile world, but MPLS providers aren’t interested in telling you what it is. Cassette tapes. Flip-phones. Fax Machines. And now, MPLS. Decades ago, MPLS was the gold standard in secure WAN technology — an innovative, powerful means of helping businesses and their employees stay connected. But the […]

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4 Reasons Why MPLS No Longer Serves Global Enterprises

Does the hub-and-spoke design of legacy WAN architecture adequately serve today’s global enterprises? We recently held a webinar with Andre Kindness, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and Mark Baker, CIO of JAS Forwarding Worldwide to discuss reasons why MPLS no longer serves global enterprises (and offer solutions for what does). 1. The Internet isn’t Good […]

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Why You Need to Stop Buying MPLS Now

Every contract ends sometime, and it’s possible that one of your MPLS contracts is ending soon. Before you settle for spending another several months or years on a “good enough” legacy solution, consider phasing out your network for a better option. What’s Wrong with MPLS MPLS is a dated technology that was created for an […]

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Is There a Tear in Your Network Fabric?

If the enterprise WAN is like a fabric, stitched together with hardware, software, and the human resources who maintain it, it’s possible that the advent of the cloud has created a large hole. Is there a tear in your network fabric? Missing Threads For years, the enterprise WAN was composed of interconnecting links and pipes, […]

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