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Solutions to the Infrastructure Gap: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of First-Generation Network Technologies
In order to address the gap between infrastructure availability and the bandwidth requirements of today, a number of solutions have come into the market that answered the question: “How do I get enough speed out of what is available to me today?” The three major technologies that help accelerate communication networks and enable network convergence are:
- Bonding - Bonding is the oldest of the convergence technologies. It involves combining two cloud connections to give the user one large pipe, thereby increasing throughput ability.
- Load Balancing - Load Balancing is a technology that was developed to reduce latency for critical applications in the network. This technology allows for a single or group of applications to run along a specific connection, while another group of applications runs along another connection.
- MPLS - Multi-Protocol Label Switching - MPLS is a packet-prioritization technique that was developed to ensure application quality and priority across a network. It essentially allows for information ‘packets’ to travel across a network safely and quickly. The data is encapsulated with “keys” on either end in order to rank the data packet and give it priority across the network.
In order to solve the Infrastructure gap and the increasing demand for more bandwidth, a solution has emerged called Autonomous Network Aggregation. This new technology takes the goods from each of the aforementioned solutions and combines them to offer a truly next-generation solution to organizations.
Continue reading to learn more about solutions to the infrastructure and Autonomous Network Aggregation.