3 Reasons why Fiber Plus Value-Added Services are the Perfect Pair
Fiber internet is fast and does wonders for office productivity. Instead of waiting for 45 seconds for your document to upload into the cloud, it could be less than 2. But, faster speeds are not the only benefit of enterprise-grade fiber.
The combination of high-speed fiber and value-added services is kind of like a match made in heaven. They go so well together and here’s why:
But first, what is a value-added service?
Value-adds are “non-core” services. For example, your internet connection would be the core service and value-adds are services you can add onto that connection such as MPLS, SIP Trunks or Data Replication.
Using the above-mentioned examples, here’s a glance at how well these services perform when delivered over enterprise-grade fiber internet.
MPLS delivered over enterprise-grade fiber
MPLS stands for multi-protocol label switching. It’s a protocol that labels your data and assigns prioritized transfer routes for critical data packets like voice and video.
When your data is sent via MPLS over a fiber Ethernet circuit you are not only speeding up the transfer and keeping it completely private over a point-to-point network, but you’re also getting the added benefit of a lot of bandwidth and a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that guarantees your connection won’t go down.
SIP Trunking delivered over enterprise-grade fiber
SIP Trunks combine your voice, internet and WAN traffic all over a single IP connection. With that connection, you have the peace of mind knowing your bandwidth is enough to sustain all concurrent calls.
Another benefit of SIP Trunks over fiber is the SLA or uptime guarantee. Your connection will always be running, which means your phones will always be ringing too.
Data replication and backup over enterprise-grade fiber
Cloud-based data replication and backup are crucial steps to ensure business continuity. Organizations often backup their files and sensitive data on a daily or even hourly basis. When this is happening regularly it has the potential to jam up your bandwidth pipe if your running on a slow cable or DSL connection.
Data replication over enterprise-grade fiber offers sufficient bandwidth needs, uptime guarantees (SLAs) and in some cases, a private L2 path to your personal cloud. Standard business internet just can’t offer these same benefits.
When you’re shopping for new business internet, it’s important to consider the big picture (not just your connection). Will you be utilizing value-added services? And if so, will your internet connection be able to support them?