MPLS/WAN

At StrataCore, we help you determine the best fit for your network according to your geographic locations, size of the network required and the capacity needed at each site. We represent hundreds of network providers and each varies greatly in terms of coverage, capacity and service level. 

Because service providers frequently buy circuits from each other to complete large MPLS networks, identifying the underlying service provider is critical. Whether it’s 3 sites or 300, we have access to the service providers’ on-net building lists and fiber maps, which gives us the ability to identify those providers best positioned to meet your connectivity needs.

WAN (Wide Area Network) is a computer network that covers a broad area and its communication links can traverse across metropolitan, regional or national boundaries. Protocols such as Packet over SONET/SDH, MPLS, ATM and Frame relays are often used for the delivery of circuits that are used in WANs.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a mechanism in high-performance telecommunications networks which directs and carries data from one network node to the next. It belongs to the family of packet-switched networks and is a highly scalable, protocol agnostic, data-carrying mechanism. Here data is transferred in the form of ‘Packets’ and the data packets are assigned a label and the content of the label alone influences packet forwarding decisions and there is no need to examine the packets.

This mechanism was designed to allow users to create end-to-end circuits across any type of transport medium using any technology. This technique is supposed to reduce the dependence on Data-Link Layer technology in particular such as ATM, frame relay, SONET or Ethernet. The purpose of developing the MPLS architecture is claimed to act as an attractive alternative to frame relay and ATM services in the WAN.

 

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