IP Networks

2016 North American SD-WAN Solution Product Leadership Award

Provided by VeloCloud

Category IP Networks

Type White Paper

Length 12

Publish Date January 07 2017

Date posted January 07 2017


The industry has long debated which technology is superior for global enterprise Wide Area Networks (WANs): multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) or Internet-based virtual private networks (VPNs). While some argue that Internet-based VPNs are preferable because of their flexibility, scalability and cost benefits, others swear by MPLS for its reliability and performance (albeit expensive) characteristics. Frost & Sullivan points out that the choice of MPLS versus Internet comes down to whether the CIO is comfortable with entrusting his/her company’s applications to the Internet - or prefers to just keep them on a private network that does not touch the Internet. However, Frost & Sullivan research confirms that the growing penetration of cloud-based applications and mobility is forcing enterprises to reevaluate their networking strategies.

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