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The best of both worlds: MPLS-reliability at the cost of business internet access? We’ve got this.

If only there was an easy solution to make the Internet run with the reliability of MPLS…

While cloud services have been in the market for some years now, the disruption they’re causing today in the enterprise environment is only growing. To put it in numbers, the cloud services market is expected to reach US$ 266.4Bln in 2020, exceeding US$ 350Bln by 2022 [1], which reflects directly in a growing demand for the services running over the cloud.

In this context, the increasing adoption of cloud-based applications as a better alternative to hosting applications on-premises is urging companies to consider internet access as a primary solution – instead of just as an afterthought or a back-up service.

So we know the cloud is fantastic for business application performance and cost of ownership. Reliable & cost-effective global internet access is available. But while enterprises are moving to a cloud-first model, why aren’t they rushing towards Internet-first or Internet-only solutions for connectivity?

But while enterprises are moving to a cloud-first model, why aren’t they rushing towards Internet-first or Internet-only solutions for connectivity?"

- T. Patrick

The truth about the internet

Here’s the deal: though the Internet is pretty awesome, unfortunately, it’s not perfect - especially when traveling internationally. Think a large enterprise connecting its offices in Sydney to those in London – those links need to perform flawlessly, all the time. When we traverse large distances over the public internet, we’re subject to the policies of all the networks we touch in-between and the limitations of BGP, the routing protocol used on the internet.

And what about SD-WAN? While SD-WAN is great and improves performance at the edge of your network, it isn’t magic. The limitations of the Internet are stopping companies from making the most of their SD-WAN investments.

In other terms, imagine upgrading your car to a Ferrari – you’re going to go faster right? But what if the road unpredictably turns to mud every few hundred miles?

In other terms, imagine upgrading your car to a Ferrari – you’re going to go faster right? But what if the road turns to mud every few hundred miles?

- T. Patrick

As a result, companies are forced to maintain significant amounts of legacy MPLS infrastructure alongside their new SD-WAN and internet implementation to support site-to-site communication and any applications still hosted at HQ. In this case, Old school is not cool. But if only there was an easy solution to make the Internet run with the reliability of MPLS…

... which there is! The Middle Mile solution

Middle Mile providers can guarantee international internet performance, in much the same way as legacy MPLS networks deliver end-to-end guarantees. Back to our analogy, Middle Mile solutions will fix the road so you can get the most out of your shiny new Internet-fuelled car.

Middle Mile doesn’t only solve your site-to-site needs. Because Middle Mile providers run much closer (and sometimes literally on-top-of) the public internet infrastructure, they can also improve your connections to public cloud – just when you thought it couldn’t get better.

Back to our analogy, Middle Mile solutions will fix the road so you can get the most out of your shiny new Internet-fuelled car.

- T. Patrick

The best of both worlds - it's possible

At Globalinternet, we have spent time understanding these challenges and after testing multiple solutions to solve the Middle Mile problem, we are able to recommend to you the best solution to your specific requirements. We’re already fantastic at delivering and deploying the best “Last Mile” internet access for your needs – why not pair that expertise into a one-stop-shop for your internet connectivity needs?

We invite you to make the most of the research and testing we’ve done to put a proven turnkey Internet access with Middle Mile solution into your business. Maybe we might convince you to say good-bye to that old school and expensive MPLS...

[1] Source: https://www.statista.com/stati...