Information flies across the Internet all over the world. At the heart of such data transmission lies a specific kind of protocol. How information is transmitted from source to destination is all about reading this protocol and following the same. It stands to reason that different communications technologies operate on different protocols. But, the advantage with multiprotocol label switching is the fact that it uses different kinds of protocols and therefore has plenty of benefits to offer business organizations everywhere.
Speed is certainly one of the most critical factors when it comes to data transmission. A business organization has to rely on extremely fast and effective transmission of information all over the world. This is something that MPLS offers simply because it uses a labeling technology that relies on transmitting data across the shortest path possible.
Speed is therefore guaranteed because:
- The data packets get assigned multiple labels
- these labels are assigned only one at a time
- there is massive reduction in the time taken for performing a look up and
- routing through a network is significantly faster than standard table lookups.
Since there is significantly lower packet loss, the network enjoys a faster response to applications as well.
Availability of network
Availability of network services is an important requirement for any business organization. MPLS service providers are able to deliver such an available and reliable network. One of the ways in which this happens is via faster restoration if and when a network goes down. When compared to typical networks, this availability is higher and therefore an extremely big benefit. Another way in which network availability is higher in MPLS services is through effective disaster recovery services as well.
Quality of service
MPLS service providers are able to deliver QoS or quality of service that helps business organizations support voice, video and data transmissions effectively. Better performance of the network means that a business organization can enjoy better application performance.
Everybody talks about making network architecture ‘future proof’. New services and other aspects such as the following make it extremely imperative for the network to be monitored proactively:
- traffic that is bandwidth intensive
- bandwidth heavy applications such as video
- support for emerging applications such as VoIP
- traffic that is sensitive to latency and so on.
MPLS service providers ensure that the network is monitored in such a manner that it helps to reduce network congestion and makes the network even more secure. Such monitoring can also be effected via online reporting that allows a business organization to optimize usage of bandwidth as well.
If you were to take a look at the solutions provided by MPLS service providers then you will see that there is a huge range of options. Such options are customized according to the availability of bandwidth. A service provider will also take into account the kind of business applications that a customer needs support for. A service provider will also be able to integrate solutions with existing infrastructure in order to ensure that a business organization’s communications needs are met comprehensively.