Most enterprises need reliable connectivity between remote branches and the corporate Headquarters or data center. MPLS (Multi-Protocol label switching) is the Cadillac of private secure data connectivity and is found in most enterprise WAN (wide area network) environments. With the ever growing popularity of cloud based computing and the increasingly cheap bandwidth available most enterprises…Details
SD WAN or software defined wide area networking has gained some momentum in the past couple years and is getting lots of attention by marketers all over the country but what are the benefits and differences between MPLS technology and SDN technology? Here are some pros and cons of both…
What is MPLS? MPLS is an acronym for Multi-protocol label switching and it’s a technology used for connecting/networking multiple branch offices together with a private IP connection. Multiprotocol Label Switching is a type of protocol that is used to shape network traffic flows and to increase speed. As a standard today, networks are divided into…Details
Hurricane Florence (a category 4 storm) is currently charging toward the Carolinas expecting to bring “life threatening storm surge and rainfall”. A storm that powerful brings with it winds of 140 mph, intense flooding, trees uprooted and fallen power poles. The damage can be catastrophic and 40% of businesses fail to re-open after a natural…Details
What is a WAN? The easiest way to think of a WAN or Wide Area Network is that a WAN operates beyond the geographic scope of a LAN. WANs are used to interconnect the enterprise LAN to remote LANs in branch sites. Without WANs, LANs (local area network) would be a series of isolated networks.…Details
Most CEOs are focused on increasing revenue and reducing costs to maximize profitability. Technology can be a means to that end if a company invests in the right tools. VoIP phone systems can provide a boost in productivity and improve business efficiency throughout the organization.
Metro Ethernet is an Ethernet transport network that provides point-to-point or multipoint connectivity services over a metropolitan area and can now be deployed nationally and Internationally to connect 2 sites or a 100 sites. Ethernet originated as a LAN technology, and became a replacement for low-speed WAN technologies because it is a fast, scalable and…Details
VoIP is a revolutionary technology that is taking over the traditional phone network. Customers are migrating to hosted VoIP and ditching their old phone systems for a more flexible and more agile technology Voice over IP. In simple terms rather than sending audio signal over the copper phone network using an automated switch board, calls…Details
Every business has different priorities and require different technologies for voice communications, Internet, network connectivity, computers and other hardware. But one thing every business leader has in common is that we’ve all made tech purchases and upgrade decisions.
October is Cyber Security Awareness month and so I thought we would share a few security issues you may want to address. Cisco prepared a 2016 Security Report in which they determined aging infrastructure is an increasing issue, leaving organizations vulnerable to malicious attacks, breaches or exposure. Of the 115,000 Cisco devices analyzed in the…Details