MPLS-Experts offers a variety of consulting services:
If your network requirements are straightforward, MPLS-Experts will obtain quotations from all the appropriate carriers to allow you to make an informed decision. Because we are carrier-neutral, you will be presented with all the options. For global networks, our pricing analysis will include multi-carrier solutions which have the potential to reduce the cost of global networks by 25% versus an AT&T or Verizon solution. These are the options that no carrier will introduce to a client. MPLS-Experts will obtain pricing from all suitable MPLS carriers.
Pricing proposals will be normalized to permit accurate comparison
Prices and carrier SLAs will be provided, along with recommendations based on our experience with the different carriers.
Carrier meeting will be scheduled and held with the desired carriers.
Once a carrier decision is made, MPLS-Experts will facilitate the contract process and advise language that should be added to protect your interests.
MPLS-Experts will project manage the implementation process to assure a smooth and stress-free network installation and cut-over.
If you are not sure about your network requirements, MPLS-Experts engineers will analyze your network applications, users and traffic requirements to design a network that will meet your precise requirements. Depending on circumstances, this may require monitoring of your network using SNMP with NTOP and MRTG. If full redundancy is required, design will include secondary network options, which may include cellular or microwave local loops, if suitable.
This service is most suitable for companies with more than twenty-five locations on their network. MPLS-Experts work with your team to develop network and service requirements through a needs assessment.
From the needs assessment, a ranking scale is created and agreed upon for use in evaluating carrier solutions.
An RFQ document is created.
MPLS-Experts manage a vendor meeting to go over the RFQ and answer pertinent questions.
When the RFQ responses are received, MPLS-Experts compiles the data from all the respondents to facilitate comparison and ranking.
Meeting with client to discuss the responses and ranking results.
Based on decision made, MPLS-Experts facilitates contract negotiation and final contracting.
Implementing an MPLS network can be a complicated and time consuming task. Most companies have limited resources that make the demands of project management stressful. It is not unusual for a company to forget to disconnect old circuits, or delay turning on new circuits and waste money unnecessarily as a result. The costs can be surprisingly large. MPLS-Experts can take over the entire process.
MPLS-Experts will manage the installation of all local loops and communicate with the site contacts, as necessary.
Arrangements with cable installers to extend demarks to the desired location will be scheduled and managed.
Router shipment is scheduled.
Depending on your contractual arrangements with the carrier, your router will either be installed by their technician, a third party technician, or your own staff.
Once all testing is completed, the cutover is scheduled.
Cutover and testing is completed.
Sometimes, a company or carrier has a MPLS, VPLS or Metro Ethernet network that is not performing as it should. If they are unable to resolve the problem themselves, or have limited resources to address the problem promptly, then the use of an outside team of experts is of value. Perhaps you have a network with a fail-over configuration that you discovered didn’t fail-over as it should. Or maybe you are experiencing far more latency than you should and the carrier tells you that everything is OK.
MPLS-Experts has network architects and engineers that have worked for the largest carriers in the world, including AT&T, Verizon, BT and Orange. Whether your network uses Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel, Nortel or other hardware, we can provide you with the expertise you require, anywhere in the world.
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