When the White House pledged to respond to any petition that gathered 25,000 signatures on its We the People web site, it probably wasn’t expecting that it would receive a proposal to build a Death Star. Still, the government followed through on responding to the request for construction of the Star Wars super weapon, with a humor-laced response that pointed out the problems involved in such a project. Sadly for all science-fiction fans, the White House rejected the proposal as it pointed out that a Death Star would cost $850 quadrillion, was in opposition to the administration’s stance of not blowing up planets, and was fundamentally flawed since the battle station could be taken out by a single starship.
While we can all have a good laugh at this tongue-in-cheek reply, the reasons listed for the proposal’s rejection provide a good guide for evaluating any new technology. I think we can all agree on being against blowing up planets, but the relevance of the other points might not be immediately clear. Your business probably isn’t operating with a budget in the quadrillion range or worrying about fending off attacking starships. However, the basic principles of cost and security are essential to the adoption of any new system.
Instead of a technological terror like the Death Star, let’s consider how these principles apply to AireSpring's breakthrough MPLS Mesh product. For organizations with multiple locations that require T1 and higher speed data networks, along with secure private network security, MPLS Mesh is the ultimate choice. MPLS allows your data traffic to move securely between locations on either a single IP network or multiple secure networks that segment the data. With next level Voice over MPLS, you can also use the secure network to handle your voice traffic as well.
Since MPLS is a virtual private network (VPN), you don’t have to worry about “single starship” threats such as viruses or interceptions from the public Internet breaching your shields. MPLS Mesh is a fully managed solution, which means all the complexity is handled by AireSpring. You get to enjoy a secure working product without having to worry about the security and maintenance needed to keep it safe and running.
Furthermore, the ability to destroy a planet send your data and voice traffic securely is available at significantly less than $850 quadrillion. Typical MPLS deployments have suffered from the need for all nodes on the network to be covered by the same carrier, resulting in increased costs for certain areas or no coverage at all for other nodes on your network. However, AireSpring’s MPLS Mesh allows you to pick and choose a separate carrier for each location based upon network availability and price. AireSpring meshes all those networks together to create the lowest cost for the highest quality service, so you won’t have to take up a side job smuggling spice on the Kessel Run to pay for it.