MPLS and SD-WAN

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) allows you to merge voice, video and data on a single network. It also allows you to send traffic to any site on the network while prioritizing its delivery. With a wide variety of options and service providers available, setting up an MPLS network can be complicated.At SUMO Communications, we help you figure out the best fit according to your global locations, size of the network required and the capacity needed at each site. We represent over 20 MPLS providers and each varies greatly in terms of coverage, capacity and service level.Because service providers frequently buy circuits from each other to complete large MPLS networks, identifying the underlying service provider is critical. Whether it’s 3 sites or 300, we have access to the service providers’ on-net building lists and fiber maps, which gives us the ability to identify those providers best positioned to meet your MPLS needs.

Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is definitely more the “buzz” term these days vs. MPLS. The value that SD-WAN brings is the impact it has on the networking ecosystem. SD-WAN removes the geographic boundaries all while giving you greater levels of visibility into the network. Other immediate benefits are the ability to scale and upgrade new links without making changes to the infrastructure or network. Businesses today want to scale and SD-WAN is the solution that helps businesses evolve as their organization grows. It’s important to note that most telecom providers today offer a SD-WAN solution but we have found that not all of them are created equal. Lean on SUMO Communications to help you navigate all of the different SD-WAN providers and to also determine if SD-WAN is a fit for your business.