Why Do You Need Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) in Your Network?
BGP routing can greatly reduce administrative overhead and enhance the operation and management of a routed network. It offers a single point of configuration to all the routers, shortening the time required to make changes since there are far fewer points on the network to “touch.” Dynamic routing greatly reduces downtime predictable failover. BGP can be coupled with VRF’s virtualizing traffic, allowing existing infrastructure to be modified for a multitenant situation.
What is the Value of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)?
A small investment in MPLS technology enables carrier customers to offer more profitable virtualized services (e.g., voice and video) over their existing physical network. The virtualized routing table is supplied by the carrier network and vastly decreases the complexity of WAN connections. MPLS facilitates the transport of multiple type of Layer 2 transmission such as Ethernet or ATM.
Why Should You Invest in Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)?
When paired with BGP, OSPF provides rapid convergence for multiple transit paths which enables carrier grade failover, maintaining live voice and/or video traffic. Further, when properly integrated with BFD’s advanced failure detection and extreme convergence, it provides greater network resilience and uptime.
Why Should You Consider High Availability (HA) systems and components?
HA technologies reduce customer awareness of network problems. These protocols can take failing hardware out of the equation and offer not only peace of mind but enable network upgrades and maintenance during regular hours. IP ArchiTechs specializes in low cost network HA solutions both at the core and at the edge regardless of what equipment is used.