Advanced WAN deployments becoming more prominent

09/21/2011


Rising network demands have created an environment where businesses are increasingly replacing their aging frame relay and ATM network equipment with MPLS and Ethernet-based WAN systems, according to a recent In-Stat study.

A TechTarget report analyzing In-Stat's observation pointed out that MPLS is likely to maintain much of its success, even though it is not an especially cutting edge technology. Instead of depending on newness, MPLS is successful in meeting rising network needs because it is still far superior to frame relay and ATM technologies.

Michael Vassallo, senior network administrator at interior design firm Dancker, Sellew and Douglas, told the news source MPLS has served the business well, as it allowed the company to interconnect five branch offices without sacrificing quality of service standards.

"I don't find it surprising that spending on MPLS, Ethernet and cable is expected to rise while less dynamic services will remain flat. Companies are looking for advanced services, and those services are found with MPLS," Vassalo told TechTarget.

As MPLS and other advanced technologies become more prevalent, service plans surrounding sophisticated network plans are becoming complicated. A recent Insight Research study found carrier Ethernet services are increasingly offered as consumer options, making pricing models challenging for businesses adopting new Ethernet plans.




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