The Benefits of MPLS Systems

The need for a reliable, secure and cost-effective network solution is crucial for enterprises with large workforces spread out across multiple locations and geographies. This is what is MPLS used for. MPLS or Multi-Protocol Label Switching helps enterprises access a Virtual Private Network or VPN that is dedicated to the enterprise’s private offices. MPLS solutions not only connects offices, but also employees who are offsite. It also prioritises certain data to transport it directly to the correct location. A good MPLS service protects networks from infiltration and supports wireless connectivity.

MPLS works by directing packets on the basis of assigned labels through a network. The label is used to pre-determine a path through the network, a change from packet-switched networks, that allows more control. Thus, we can see that MPLS ensures datas goes where it should, using an optimum route and ensures all other data is prioritised equally. Some of the main benefits of an MPLS solution:

  • Cost effectiveness:

MPLS services can save enterprises upto 10% to 25% costs, when compared to comparable services like frame relay and ATM, depending on the network configuration and application mix. MPLS is especially useful in case of enterprises that utilise a lot voice and video traffic , where network-wide savings can rise up to over 40%.

  • Quality of Service attributes:

The ability to support Quality of Service attributes is primarily what is MPLS known for. As MPLS works with a system of labels, users can determine prioritization levels of those labels. This feature is particularly important for companies that are rolling out voice and video.

  • Improved performance:

Leveraging on the any-to-any nature of MPLS services helps network designers reduce the number of “hops” between network points, which directly results in increased response time and improved application performance.

  • Disaster recovery:

There are a wide variety of ways an MPLS-based service can improve disaster recovery. Firstly, multiple redundant ways of connecting to the cloud can be utilised in the case of data centers and other key sites. Secondly, quick and easy reconnection to backup locations can help remote sites if required, this is a change from ATM and frame networks, in which either switched or backup permanent-virtual-circuits are required. That’s why several benchmark participants listed “flexibility for business recovery” as a key justifier behind their MPLS rollouts.

  • Future proofing the network:

As more and more enterprises come to the conclusion that MPLS is the “wave of the future” and investment in legacy WAN services (ATM, frame) has ground to a halt. Almost no enterprises plan to invest in ATM or frame services, and enterprises are increasingly migrating or planning to migrate to MPLS primarily to catch-up.

So as we can see, MPLS solutions are a boon for companies struggling with connecting their workforces across different locations in the same floor, building, city or even the world. MPLS’ cost saving attributes are a huge boon for enterprises struggling with high network costs.

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Story Of The Web

If you could go back in time and see the changes, which era would you choose? Simply to the world of Mughals or the French Revolution? Well, I would want to stay and see the evolution of the technology. It will let me enjoy everything and take long break, because the same took decades to come around. Further, the best advancement has been made in the field of the internet. Yes, the internet has been the biggest and most interesting phase of the development period. Not that the period has ended, but it was the turnaround phase and the leading change in all industries, especially telecommunications.

The journey from the old days APRANET to the modern times real-time fleet tracking is amazing to see and breathe! Let’s go step by step on the same.

The internet came into being in 1950s, with the development of electronic computers. The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (APRANET) was the earliest packet switching network in the world. Packet Switching is a communication method on the digital end, which grouped all the transmitted data into sizable packages, commonly called as the packets. These are transmitted via a medium that may be shared by multiple communications. The APRANET was the technological base of the internet. Since, then there has been no stopping of it.

Other Packet Switching networks were further developed in the late 1960s. The Telenet was one of those and was the first one to be made available to the general public. Further, the Internet Protocol Suite came to be known as the standard network protocol, somewhere around 1982. The incoming of supercomputers expanded the scope of the internet. In the same time the World Wide Web came into being and since then there has been the www!

The internet took its time and other technologies started to bring themselves into, there is applications, play stores, social media and gps fleet tracking! While the gps is independent of the internet its applications do require the Wi-Fi. The signaling can be attracted, but tracking requires the web. Hence, it has been around for long and is here to stay.

The usage of the internet also has its own story. Earlier, it was simply restricted to commercial usage. However, the lines for the same weren’t defined. Obviously, the police and investigators were given the access to the same, but how much access the public would have wasn’t decided. Hence, the parents and schools were worried about its growth. The introduction of www, further expanded the use of the internet. It was a platform where documents and other resources were identified via the URIs and hyperlinks and information could easily be accessed. The trend tends to continue till date. The browsers increased in number, like Explorer, Google, Yahoo, and Firefox and till date there are plenty of them. The change progressed an internet cam on the mobile. The applications increased, and from just the browsers a lot of social media platforms emerged.

The same evolved into applications and to some extent, the browsers took a back seat. We have an app for everything. Using the same, we can even track people, vehicles and goods! Know the location and time information of everything and anything! Internet has been great over this period and we hope it keeps making our lives easier!

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THE EVOLUTION OF THE PHONES

The world has been reshaping for a long. Not technically but practically, the humans are changing their lifestyle and hence the nature as well. So all in all, the world is changing dynamically. For a person to notice this, needs to just go back in the past 5-10 years and see the evolution in everything. There isn’t anything untouched. There is cutting down on nature and growth in urbanization. Hardly any bungalows, we are surrounded by flats and skyscrapers.

The technology has played its role. We now don’t rely on the manual labour, but talk to the machinery. The best evidence of this the telephone. We have been using the same for a long time and it has evolved from telephones, to cell phones and tabs. Further, it has changed from simple calling to the whole internet, the GPS and using that we have the gps fleet tracking. It allows you to get real time vehicle tracking and its route. Have we ever thought, how much energy and thought has gone in the same? Let’s find out the whole evolution of the telephone world.

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First we had the trunk calling and standing in long queues, for the same. Then PCOS came into being and home landline slowly made its move. Further, the telephonic landline became very popular and also was found in all homes. Then we had the handset mobiles, they basically moved into us to the cell phones arena. Later the size started to get small and functions increased. People were introduced to the technology of SMS, instant messaging. We have a whole generation addicted to the same and we can’t do anything about the same.

Later came in the introduction of internet in the cell phones. Hence, we were exposed to Facebook, social media, WhatsApp and the whole world on the small tab. Further, we have been exploring with same and currently we are involved a lot with GPS that is Global Positioning System. The service providers have been clever enough to use this technology and exploit it to the fullest. We know have the fleet management solution. Basically, it uses GPS technology and provides to the user real time route tracking of a vehicle, a person or any other item. Further, it helps monitor the routes, fuel consumption, driver’s performance and other ride related issues.

The technology, is never ending and also growing at a fast pace. People will keep exploring and service providers would keep innovating. We have come a long way in  the telecommunication market and still don’t know where we will end up.

Internet : The Other Name Of Socialising

What’s that thing you can’t do without? What has surpassed oxygen? It’s the WIFI! We simply want a fast net, which keeps up with our toes. Every day we wait for free net to be announced in India. A day without data, seems like a horror movie, just waiting to get over with it. Plus, the data packs are sky high for the mobile. The router plans for home are still bearable. So, can’t we get a Wi-Fi on the go at cheaper rates?

Enters PHOTON. Photon are internet dongle, with a speedy Wi-Fi and amazing features. Let’s list the same.

Speed: Unbeatably fast with the server. The connectivity is better than the internet packs and even routers. It is bustling with internet and you don’t even need to wait for server to connect. Get it in seconds!

Portability: You can carry it anywhere, across the globe and it would work! Yes, wherever the network is available the photon would do its job. Hence, wherever you go WI-FI goes with you.

Range: Better than a router and connectivity to numerous devices at once! The range of this small internet is mind blowing. Plus the portability factor adds to it.

Carry Forward: This account follows the rules, gives you the liberty to carry forward your unused data for the next month.

Battery: It works for long hours and once you charge it, can go on for days. So, no hassle of plugging it again.

Cost: The charges vary with GB plans and data. Although the plans aren’t expensive, it is worth the money, so go- get from all the angles.

So many features in one and still want to stick to the router? Not a good idea. If you could switch to this, nothing is better than it. I use the same and I have said bye to the router. Further, I am content with my plan and its charges too, it’s simply amazing. Photon plus for the au courant, who needs updates every second.

A user, shall be content with the delivery of this product. Photon Plus provides add on services, depending upon the provider. You can easily avail this service. Simply call them and rest will be taken care off.
It’s a go getter service, and this fast moving pace, net is something we can’t do without. For us to work, WI-FI had become a must. In every field, be it fashion, business or education, we simply can’t do without.

Understanding The Leased Line Services

Leased Line services basically comprises of service contract between the customer and the service provider in which the provider is willing to offer telecommunication lines that are symmetrical and in exchange of a certain amount of rent two locations can be connected effectively. With time, more and more enterprises and organizations are taking help of the leased lines in order to remain connected to their significant nodal centers such as regional hubs, call centers, back up site and primary data center. Leased Line services are the most basic and primitive connectivity services and offers not only the traditional version of the leased line services but also provides advanced flavors that are quite essential for the enterprises to run various business applications.

What are these Advanced Flavors along with the Traditional Services you might ask! Well, to begin with

  1. The leased line variant has high availability and is built on HDX which is known to be a new multi-path restoration technology. This particular variant is apt for critical business applications.
  1. The variant which has virtual fiber as well as dedicated lambda which is known to be ideal for DR implementation that also requires mirroring synchronous capabilities.
  1. The Ethernet Leased Line which is up-gradable and is appropriate for inter-node connectivity which also requires bandwidth scaling on a regular basis.

 

Applications that require leased line services:

  • Showcasing the services, products along with the company profile in a multimedia format.
  • Linking the web server to the Internet as a result of which, you can enjoy flexibility that would further help you to tailor applications as per the requirements of your business.
  • Sending and receiving e-mails via internet along with setting up electronic bulletin boards and new groups or simply using it for browsing the web any time.
  • Hosting the corporate website so that the business partners as well as the customers across the globe can reach a company 24 X 7 which in turn would also make your business accessible round the clock.

Advantages and Benefits

  • Availability of 24 hour Internet Connectivity
  • A leased line is essential and if you or your company has its own corporate website or a web or mail server on the internet. A link that would be up round the clock and continuously will help your business to attain greater connectivity which in turn will help the consumers along with other business associates to stay in touch.
  • An option for ISDN Dial -Back Up which would be given to all the customers. It’s essential for the customers who uses internet for running their critical business applications.
  • Another advantage of Leased Line services is their flexibility as you will have the freedom and choice to decide how exactly do you want to run your application on the basis of needs and requirements of your business. You will also have complete control on the way you wish to configure your internal or in-house internet infrastructure.

Leased lines are used for a wide variety of purposes like connecting to internet, carrying phone calls, enabling staff to connect from home to their office computers along with linking computers and various servers in different offices and corporate companies. So, basically we can safely assume that since the advent of leased line services, business functions have started running more smoothly.

Thinks to be consider while doing Audio Conference Call

First here is simple description of what an audio conference call is before discussing what to do and what not to do during audio multi lines call. Audio conferencing refers to any situation in which multiple parties or members are permitted to listen into or participate in the audio portion of a phone call. These can be designed in two ways, either the person organizing the call phones to other participants and adds them into the call or the participants call into the conference themselves. These calls are usually used for training, executive meeting or seminars but there is not all conference call is conducted perfectly and some are being cut off, line is not clear and there are unpleasant sounds in the background.

Here are some things on what to do and not what to do during audio conference calls:

Ignore noisy place while call

It is best to stay in the most quite place in the house if you are conducting the audio conference call from home and your pets and children are playing.  This way the participants will not have a hard time listening to you speaking. You can use the mute function of the phone when you are not talking if for some reason you cannot find a quiet place.

Do not call using mobile phone

To conduct an audio conferencing using a mobile phone is a bad idea. Still use the mute function if you are not speaking this will lessen the distraction on the side of the participants but if this is only what you have and do not call when you are driving.

Be on time for the scheduled call

Being on time is important like normal meetings and it is not nice when others wait you catch up on the lost time especially when you are the one who will conduct the audio conference call and every one’s time is important.

Avoid putting the call on hold

If you are putting the call on hold participants will distracts and the concentration of the participants will be disrupted and it is hard to catch up when you are not focused. It is better to hang up and call again if you are ready if in case you need to leave and you are not sure at what time you can join the audio conference call.

Avoid using cordless phones

Cordless phones are liable to static noise and this happens when you get out of range or there is a device that interferes with the phone. Cordless phone is not the best device to conduct an audio conferencing.

CDN Services for Business

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Content Delivery Network or Content Distribution Network is large distributed system of servers deployed in multiple data centers across the internet. Few years ago web objects are hosted in a single location forcing visitors who reside at great distances to wait for packets to load while they move across the internet because of greater distance equals slower communication and higher chances of losing data. It is an interconnected system of computers on the internet that provides web content rapidly by duplicating it on multiple servers and directing the content to users based on proximity. The aim of a CDN is to serve content to end user with high availability and high performance and CDN serves a large fraction of internet content today including web object, applications, live steaming media, downloadable object, on-demand streaming media and social network.

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Internet interface is very important for several types of works. There are different types of internet connections available in the world. But when you are using an internet connection for data exchange or for downloading big amount of data, you need to have a faster and secure connection. 2G connection is older these days. 3G is the popular mode of internet available in market but 4G is acquiring market in quick time! Read More