We are opening up a second data center at my organization. The location is about 60 miles from our primary data center.
At our primary data center we use an MPLS network for our WAN. We have ll remote locations on our WAN and we have a DS-3 that connects to our primary data center.
At our new second data center we will connect it to the MPLS network.
Do you think we should run our backups between the 2 data centers across the MPLS or do you think we should order a seperate private line or ethernet type service between the 2 data centers? All back ups from our primary data center will continually move across the network to our new secondary data center.
Do you think MPLS is a good technology to run large back ups across? Is it reliable enough