Metro Ethernet can connect business local area networks (LANs), wide area network (WAN) or to the Internet. Businesses, academic institutions and government agencies in large cities can use Metro Ethernet (Metro-E) to connect branch campuses or offices to an intranet. One of the cost effective way that a business can connect to the Internet is Metro-E. If this service is available in your area, Metro Ethernet warrants serious consideration for most SMEs.
Here are the top 5 reasons that your organization needs Metro E.
1. High Bandwidth
Bandwidth up to 1Gbps with easy and cost effective technology. With the unique high scalability feature, Metro-E offers flexible bandwidth upgrades best suited according to your business expansion.
2. CapEx Savings
Metro E uses “off-the-shelf” equipment that costs less and scales better in the future. A bandwidth upgrade of an existing Metro E circuit requires no capital expenditure or any equipment upgrades.
Once Metro E service is implemented, increasing the bandwidth is normally a matter of contacting your service provider and amending your existing agreement. Typically nothing else is required on the user end. When purchasing or upgrading bandwidth, you only buy the bandwidth you need because Metro Ethernet offers the ability to purchase bandwidth in smaller increments, which leads to lower monthly recurring cost.
4. Peace Of Mind
REDtone offers end-to-end service level agreement (SLA) and a 24×7 proactive monitoring and notification service. Organizations can use Metro E to connect into data centers in order to run real time applications offsite, and establish redundancy that may be required for practical as well as for good risk reduction practices and regulatory compliance. In addition, flexible Metro E connectivity helps offsite data backup and recovery, as well as remote work locations that may need to be established in the event of severe weather or other disasters that prevent workers from traveling to affected office locations.
5. Better Equipped Technology
Lots of SMEs are going into the direction of “The Cloud” with increased efficiency and capabilities with tremendous opportunities. With the affordability and scalabilities, critical applications can be accessed on demand.
Other technology like video conferencing are frequently used to communicate with remote locations, vendors and customers. These applications have become indispensable to many organizations. Inadequate bandwidth and poor Quality of Service can turn these applications into a headache or even a liability.
One of a great cost savings method is by integrating SIP services/VoIP (Session Initiation Protocol / Voice over Internet Protocal). Metro E can be configured to provide Class of Service (CoS) in order to segregate VoIP traffic from other network traffic, avoiding packet loss and latency which can cause noticeably poor quality voice and video connections.
Recommended for Businesses that
- Run mission-critical applications and cannot afford service downtime.
- Require circuit diversity and redundancy options in their network design.
- Have high expectations and a complex network security setup.
- Require highly scalable bandwidth, including the flexibility to increase bandwidth within a day.
How REDtone’s Metro-E Work