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How to Architect Your Internet Services for Best Performance

Published: 22 March 2017

ID: G00319889

Analyst(s): Danellie Young , Bjarne Munch


I&O leaders should not assume public internet is "good enough" for all business applications everywhere, as geography can impede acceptable performance for many business applications. This research details best practices for getting the most out of irregular ISP network performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Source Internet Services From Provider Who Can Prove They Meet or Exceed Your End-to-End Performance Requirements at All Sites
  • Use Regional or Global Public Internet Service Providers Where Possible
  • Use Enterprise-Grade Premium Internet Services as an Extension to MPLS
  • Keep MPLS in the WAN Architecture Where Internet Performance Lags

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