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MPLS vis-à-vis SDN

November 27, 2020 | 4 mins

MPLS vis-à-vis SDN

Most CIOs that we are in touch are happy with their current MPLS WAN service providers and are planning no change to their MPLS deployments.

On the other hand, we keep hearing that MPLS is on the way out and the growth of SDN is a definite reason for the death of MPLS. Well, the truth is far from this and there is a strong case for the MPLS WANs to evolve while lowering the cost of the WAN curve with SDN solutions.

SMOAD augments MPLS networks

Our SDN solution, SMOAD coexists with the existing MPLS infrastructure and ensures that the overall network performance is optimized for better results – including application acceleration, prioritized traffic and direct access to cloud applications without compromising on the quality and reliability that you expect out of an MPLS.

In essence, SDN augments your existing MPLS implementation. SDN can substitute your additional MPLS needs with better alternatives like broadband Internet, LTE and Satellite networks. SMOAD helps in supporting secure access to centralized and cloud-based apps while ensuring bandwidth availability and prioritization of traffic.

SMOAD is flexible to be a part of any ecosystem as we don’t believe in the one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to security. It is completely dependent on the level of protection that an organization and business is expecting and based on that we decide one of the following options:

SMOAD for digital transformation

SMOAD needs to be looked at by organizations that are going through digital transformation. Cloud applications assume importance when it comes to digital transformation and these are bandwidth intensive. Accessing them on MPLS networks will be cost prohibitive and hence there is a need for low-cost higher bandwidth availability in the form of broadband connectivity without compromising on the quality and reliability of an MPLS network. This is precisely what SMOAD offers.

SMOAD can provide the hybrid network that the organization needs today by co-existing with MPLS, Leased Lines, LTE and Satellite. For instance, it can let you access your data center through MPLS, broadband connectivity to access your cloud applications, managed Voice and Video services with dedicated leased lines and prioritization of that traffic. In addition, it can aid in complete optimization of your network while providing the agility, flexibility and affordability.

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