Metro Ethernet Service Providers

Posted by Bhavesh Joshi On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 0 comments

Metro Ethernet Service ProvidersLooking for reliable and secure access to the internet is one of the biggest needs for most business organizations. Most organizations also need to connect their branches or offices together with such reliable networking solutions. Therefore it does make sense for an organization to look for Ethernet service providers and probably even explore the options that exist within this domain such as Metro Ethernet. There are a few things that a business owner can look for as he goes through the websites of different service providers when it comes to Metro Ethernet solutions. This will give him the opportunity to not only learn about this technology but also compare features, price and advantages that every service provider has.

Certification - There is something known as Metro Ethernet Forum. This forum is an organization that looks at fostering awareness of the advantages of using Ethernet technology and also brings together leaders from this industry from all over the world. It is made up of service providers, manufacturers and even testing labs. So if you are looking at the website of a Metro Ethernet service provider and you see an MEF certification badge then it would be worth exploring the company’s services even more.

Network - Metro Ethernet service providers will also talk about the number of miles of fiber connectivity that they have. Obviously, the greater the number the bigger the network. You can also look for details such as lit buildings and maybe even collocation sites which will give you access to a well-established and reliable network.

Flexibility - Metro Ethernet basically means connections for the Metropolitan areas but as a business organization you may need to deal with sudden surges in demand and you should check whether your Ethernet service provider is capable of handling demands of bandwidth with ease.

Scalability - Going through the website of a Metro Ethernet service provider will also give you a chance to explore the degree of scalability that they offer. For instance one of the leading service providers states that they have scalable capacity which can go up to 10 Gbps. This can become very important when a business needs to look at business continuity, support for vertical applications, disaster recovery and even the incorporation of new technology such as cloud computing.

Range of services - Your Metro Ethernet service provider should also be able to offer support for a wide range of Ethernet related services such as network service, virtual private line service, private line service and even dedicated Internet access. Support for such a large range of services simply means that all your requirements as far as Internet access is concerned will be met seamlessly.


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