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The SageNet MPLS Network

Convergence of Data, Voice and Video on a single WAN circuit has led to an increase in demand for bandwidth in branch offices and multi-site networks. Fractional or Full T1 WAN circuits are not sufficient to meet the growing demand for bandwidth. In many cases demand for bandwidth is asymmetrical with more bandwidth needed into the site.

Asymmetric bandwidth needs can be met by deploying High Speed Cable or DSL broadband solutions which are economical and can provide the bandwidth needed to support the bandwidth sensitive applications. However, high speed broadband solutions don’t provide Quality of Service (QoS) or provide guaranteed jitter or latency which is needed for real-time applications. End-to-End MPLS solution can provide jitter, latency and QoS SLAs but is not supported for cable access and limited to provider’s on-net locations only. These limitations restrict the customer’s ability to deploy a homogenous and cohesive network from a single managed services provider.

Speed, Security and Quality of Service

Our MPLS Network overcomes all these limitations as it is not limited to on-net sites or DSL only sites and can be deployed for any last-mile access technology like Cable, DSL, T1 or 3G/4G Wireless. Our MPLS Network offers multiple redundant geographically dispersed VPN aggregation points providing diversity while maximizing performance of critical applications. IPSEC VPN tunnels from the branch offices or remote locations are terminated to the closest “VPN Aggregation Point-of-Presence” (VPN POP), to minimize the amount of time IP packet spends on the public Internet. After the IP traffic is decrypted at the VPN POP, it is routed to the customer data center or other branch locations over our MPLS network. Customer data centers connect to our MPLS network using an MPLS connection or an IPSEC VPN tunnel to the nearest VPN POP.

Our Managed Network services (MNS) utilizing the MPLS Network provide the following benefits:

  • Redundancy: All the equipment in each of the VPN POP is fully redundant with each equipment chain connected to a different power source. Customers using our MNS using MPLS are configured to connect to the nearest VPN POP as the primary VPN peer address and the next nearest VPN POP as the secondary peer address. If one of the VPN POP becomes off-line then the remote VPN device will establish the VPN tunnel to the secondary VPN POP and all traffic will be re-routed around the failed VPN POP.
  • Resiliency: Our MPLS Network backbone is highly reliable and resilient. Our VPN POP’s are hosted in Tier 1 Network provider’s hosting facilities which are connected by multiple SONET rings to the provider’s network. MPLS Fast Reroute extension (MPLS FRR) is implemented in the MPLS which introduces a concept of protection by providing a backup path bypassing a failed router as soon as a router detects a failure of the downstream router or link and switching traffic in the order of 100 milliseconds. 
  • Quality of Service: MPLS Network maximizes the IP packet travel time on the MPLS for VoIP or real-time application data. These applications will be assigned to the highest QoS levels both at the remote and in the MPLS to maximize performance. MPLS network allows us to enforce traffic shaping and policing in both directions by routing all traffic from the remote location to the VPN POP.

Discover how our network can increase network resiliency, security and Quality of Service. Contact one of our network specialists today.