Since the 1980s, Ethernet has been the network protocol of choice for local area networks (LANs). For wide area networks (WANs), today’s most viable options include IPVPN, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN, carrier switched Ethernet, and most recently, SD-WAN. While each of these WAN technologies supports baseline data connectivity between multiple enterprise locations, there are key requirements for each use case that are often best addressed by one transport technology versus the others. Keeping this in mind, here are some examples of requirements that can be fully met by implementing a switched Ethernet service.
While the key benefits described above are not intended to be all-inclusive, they are reflective of some of the most common reasons why organizations opt for switched Ethernet services over competing transport protocols. If switched Ethernet sounds right for you, learn more about how Windstream Enterprise Switched Ethernet can help address your current and future transport needs.
Rodger Williams is the lead product manager for Windstream Enterprise’s Switched Ethernet and Cloud Connect product portfolios where he is responsible for developing and executing the go-to-market product strategies, including the platform’s features and functionality, market positioning, product release and ongoing lifecycle management. Rodger has over 20 years’ experience developing, launching and managing highly successful, next-generation wireline and mobility technology solutions.
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