MPLS Being Replaced by SD-WAN
We Are Entering a Period with the Largest Change in Networks in 20 Years. It has been more than 20 years since the Internet has been available to the world and now everyone from individuals to SMB’s to enterprises is dependent on it. Enterprise network infrastructures around the world have been using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) for 20 years but it is becoming long in the tooth technology and there are newer solutions emerging. We are entering a period with a significant change in networking approach, namely Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN).
MPLS vs SD-WAN
MPLS is an expensive option despite it being around for such a long time. WANs have always benefitted from traffic issues being handled efficiently when using MPLS. But the main downside to MPLS is that it is a relatively high cost approach delivering limited bandwidth. With the increased use of public cloud applications traffic is increasingly being ‘tromboned’. Limited bandwidth also badly impacts application performance which is crucial for any enterprise. SD-WAN overcomes these problems by increasing available bandwidth by 10x or more and being easier and faster to deploy than MPLS WANs while reducing costs by 50% or more.
TELoIP has developed their Virtual Intelligent Network Overlay (VINO) solution to create an SD-WAN solution that is monitored and managed through the TELoIP Portal. This solution can help enterprises by improving application performance and simplifying management at a cost often lower than the support costs of legacy routing technologies.
Upgrading to SD-WAN from MPLS delivers improved performance, increased security, cost reduction and reduced downtime these are huge wins for IT teams looking to reduce both CAPEX and OPEX. The rapid pace that MPLS is being replaced by SD-WAN is proof that we are entering a period with the largest change in networks in over 20 years. Companies like TELoIP are the reason why the future is bright for SD-WAN.
To learn more about the TELoIP VINO architecture read this white paper.