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Managed Network vs. Router

Today’s typical enterprise network has been built piecemeal over several years, resulting in a lack of an overarching architecture or coherent plan.

WHAT THE CARRIERS AREN’T TELLING YOU

As enterprises look to move more of their applications to the cloud, they’re finding that their networks simply aren’t prepared to handle the increase in network traffic. And not just in terms of bandwidth, but also in their ability to prioritize the heavier volume and different types of traffic.

So how did it come to this? One reason is business’ reliance on a managed router approach based on a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with a single telecom carrier. Often times, carriers will make the initial sell by promising companies a managed router - where they have the ability to make adjustments to the router as they see fit from a remote location.

But in today’s world of MPLS networks designed to transport both voice and data with variable Quality of Service (QoS), just having the router being managed isn’t enough. Companies not only give up a lot of control, but they also lose the ability to customize their network to fit their needs. That’s why in order to ensure top performance of enterprise voice, video, data and cloud applications, companies need a managed network.

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