San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) November 11, 2009 -- Connecting multiple offices together brings a huge boost to efficiency and speed at which a company can operate. A centralized and streamlined network infrastructure allows companies the ability to cut more costs maximizing their return on investment, while reducing the total cost of ownership for the leading technology on the market.
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a method which is used to assign network protocols between multiple nodes which operate in both a controlled and private environment.
Creating a seamless virtual link between multiple locations that is not distance sensitive. Operating on Layer 2.5 MPLS is able to bring together both circuit and switch based clients from end to end. What most carriers refer to as "Class of Service" allows delivery of voice over the same network allowing companies the ability to operate a centralized IPPBX which is a great way to reduce the cost of interoffice voice traffic.
Critical network operations should be run out of a data center or collocation. This includes areas such as a public facing network, IPPBX, and interoffice hosted applications such as OWA and data backup. This is the best option available because the reliability and bandwidth that is available in a collocation is the best available. You will have the ability to set up a reliable BGP with plenty of bandwidth for a very desirable price. The other option is to install a large DIA circuit in the headquarters which all other offices will pull their bandwidth through when accessing the public internet.