Is it really true that no one gets fired for buying AT&T?

Not for long: a look at the disruptive forces upending the networking status quo – and why you won’t hear about those forces from the incumbent telecom providers

Collaboration is key to the success of any global business, and with the uptick in outsourcing in recent years, many large and mid-sized companies are setting up shop in such locations as China, India, Brazil, and other developing nations. It’s a massive opportunity, yet staying connected with these remote locations is crucial. The Internet has enabled businesses to connect with overseas branches, employees, and partners . . . sort of.

If you want to simply stay in touch via email and VoIP, the public Internet will serve you well enough. However, if your business must seamlessly exchange data and applications over continents and across oceans, the fact that the public Internet is a shared medium will soon be obvious. Congestion, packet loss, unpredictable latency, and other problems will undermine those connections.

Until recently, the way most businesses sidestepped these problems was through expensive private lines, typically MPLS.

Back in the late 1990s, MPLS was a revolutionary piece of technology. For the first time in networking history, businesses had access to enterprise-grade connectivity between their global offices. They could turn the fax machines off and stop spending so much money on FedEx because they finally had a way to bypass the vagaries of the public Internet.

Is it time to move beyond this legacy technology?

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