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.