MPLS provides the backbone for many enterprise data network architectures, primarily for its ability to manage services between major hubs, such as data centers. But it’s not as well suited for branch offices, particularly if a business is frequently opening or moving offices. In fact, Burke points out, the lead time for provisioning MPLS has increased over the past 8 years. Still, for a company currently relying on that technology, there’s virtually no appetite to discard it.
istock Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) technology is providing enterprises with greater flexibility and agility over WAN connectivity, but is being used to supplement rather than replace existing implementations of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) WAN circuits. That may be a surprise to many who are wowed by the fast […]