These days, you can get an extremely fast, fiber, business Internet connection for a relatively low cost. So, should you ditch your company’s expensive MPLS Wide Area Network and replace it with an IPsec VPN over giant fiber Internet circuits at each site?
Scouring the online IT forums, it’s hard not to get sucked-in to all the talk about how MPLS is too expensive and can easily be replaced with high-bandwidth, fiber Internet circuits and an IPsec VPN. If you currently have an MPLS network, it almost makes you want to throw a blanket over it and hope nobody notices your “antiquated” Wide Area Network. [blushing]
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