I am designing a network and security solution, I need some analytical information on MPLS and dedicated links, more on the performance and cost side.
We have a typical scenario of network, offices in all major cities in the US and Europe. Existing connectivity is mixed of T1, E1 and VPN links. I want to stream line connectivity in either on dedicated or on MPLS.
What is the significant difference between dedicated links and MPLS in terms of cost and performance? The technical documentation on MPLS is enough for building network architecture, but I need some inputs learned from experiences, statistics examples, like cost to bandwidth ratio of MPLS and dedicated links, and any other major concerns, definite, drawback.
Small locations in the US and Europe those require smaller bandwidth, few mbps (4-10). Few locations in the US and Europe are moderate and require significant BW (10mb or more), 2 DCs 1 in the US and another in Europe require high BW (25Mb or more) between them. And all locations need connectivity between all of them.
So how can dedicated and MPLS work in this situation for better performance and cost...
Thanks for the help...