As companies look to cloud-based services and applications, they should think about how to connect to these services. Given that cloud-based applications usually end up replacing premise-based applications, the efficiency and dependability need to meet the industry standard or exceed it, or IT will definitely hear about it from their clients and management staff. Obviously, security is a primary concern when it comes to anything involving the cloud services. This is the reason why those same connections must align with the company’s efforts to safeguard their data and servers.
Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, based in MPLS are an exceptional option for connecting to cloud-based services because of their private network features, better-quality levels of connectivity, accessibility of infrastructure redundancy, ability to prioritize network traffic, and several more. Here are the four primary reasons why an MPLS VPN is a efficient in order to secure your cloud:
1. MPLS VPNs offer enhanced performance and traffic management
MPLS VPNs help provide quality performance for cloud-based applications primarily because they enable companies to rank specific types of network traffic, an idea also known as Class of Service, or CoS. This takes on added significance when you think about the types of applications that may be getting upgraded and transferred to the cloud, a variety of features from delay-sensitive voice-over-IP traffic to premise-based applications like company resource planning or sales force automation. To go along with Class of Service, different companies can dictate which categories of their traffic is given priority. So, for example, they can avoid an employee running a substantial file transfer causing a interruption in the CEO’s conference call.
2. Keeps your internet secure and reliable
Networks that sit out on the public Internet are, obviously more prone to prowlers and attackers. MPLS VPNs on the other hand are close ended providing the privacy and security that businesses need. The security outclasses Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) VPNs, giving customers the peace of mind that they need and deserve. This service will keep the carrier’s private virtual network confined, but their options to expand relatively unlimited.
3. Saves your bandwidth capacity
Let’s say your customers are running short on bandwidth because they are using multiple connections on their MPLS network. A VPN has the capability to link every network on it to the same connection; particularly a cluster of networks at a headquarters and/or a cloud site.
4. Advances your flexibility
Speaking of clouds, it is more difficult to add capacity to a cloud service on as-needed bases with traditional carriers. The expansion of cloud application capacities needs to go hand-in-hand with the expansion of network capacities. Adding clouds to MPLS VPNs creates a symbiotic effect, generating a “virtual private cloud.”
A good VPN portfolio will provide networking on the global scale and will have viable and meticulous customization with end-to-end solutions, which is a major point of differentiation in the networking market.