Metro Ethernet Service
Metro InterconnectMetro interconnect technology provides and ideal solution for mid-tier and small businesses, creating an ideal metropolitan-area network (MAN), which will propel them past the T1/E1 bandwidth bottleneck, while supporting their converged infrastructure for data, video, and voice services. At CCS Leeds we provide a highly secure and reliable metro interconnect service to a range of sectors, ensuring each client has a bespoke service to suit their individual needs.
Metro Ethernet VPN
Reliable connectivity across a town, cities or regions, with Ethernet speedsMetro Ethernet VPN networking provides all the services you'd expect from a Local Area Network but can be spread across much larger areas like towns, cities or other metropolitan regions. This provides a simplified network management solution and far more bandwidth than you'd get from traditional services based on Leased Lines or Frame Relay.
Why Choose Metro Ethernet VPN?Metro Ethernet VPN can provide all of these benefits:
A low cost replacement for ATM or leased lines
High quality, high bandwidth connectivity
Regional connectivity between multiple sites
Secure, centralised storage of data
The transfer of mission critical data
Reliable voice, data and video applications between sites
The simplicity of an Ethernet between multiple sites
Cost effective solutionsMetro Ethernet VPN provides significant reductions in bandwidth and network management costs as well as offering simplified network topologies and more flexibility in managing IT across multiple sites. As Ethernet Bandwidth is more cost effective by up to a factor of 10 than traditional Wide Area bandwidth, it provides the most flexible wide area bandwidth connections available at the exceptional prices.
Fast and reliable communication solutionsThe high quality of Metro Ethernet VPN from CCS Leeds provides affordable data transfer solutions and allows our clients to open up their networks for innovative services like disaster recovery provision, IP CCTV and Voice over IP, without any of the restrictions or complications, which have hindered Wide Area Networking in the past. Metro Ethernet VPN networking provides a high level of flexibility and security to meet the needs, timescales and budget of your business, delivering both voice and data traffic, with the ability to prioritise traffic flow. Multiple bandwidths are available, from 1Mbps to 1 Gbps and these can be easily scaled to meet your organisation's individual requirements. With Metro Ethernet VPN you have a reliable, cost-effective and scalable way to connect your different sites with the reassurance that you are receiving a service based on the best technology available, supported by the specialist network expertise of project and service managers.
Benefits and features
Metro Ethernet VPN
BenefitsCost effective - Ethernet VPN charges are based on the cost of connecting to the VPN, not from site to site. This means that for each additional site only one connection is required to our network as opposed to two (A end and B end). As a result, costs reduce even further.
Reducing costs - Bandwidth is cheaper by up to a factor of 10 than traditional Wide Area bandwidth.
Flexibility - A Metro Ethernet VPN enables you to make decisions about geographical deployment of equipment that are based on the best use of your capital rather than on physical location.
Central management - Ethernet unblocks the Wide Area Network and creates a large Local Area Network across multiple sites, opening up your network to sharing applications and allowing for data to be stored centrally or duplicated in a coordinated manner. This removes issues with maintaining multiple incidences of information such as HR policies or training materials.
Easier management - Ethernet networks are inherently simpler to deploy and manage than traditional Wide Area Networking technology. This not only means management costs are reduced but also frees up staff for other business critical areas.
Share resources - Your organisation can share the physical network resources between various departments/buildings, and still keep data segregated securely by the creation of multiple Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs).
Easy to upgrade - because our Ethernet services are deployed over fibre, which has a much greater bandwidth capacity than copper, the complexities of upgrades are removed.
FeaturesLayer 2 technology - Ethernet is transparent to the layer 3 routing protocols, which means that it supports a wider range of applications, which run on protocols that are not IP. By contrast, and can only run IP traffic.
Any to any connectivity - Metro Ethernet VPN reduces the dependency on central sites in hub and spoke networks built on traditional point to point networks. This gives greater resiliency and allows customers to reduce the bandwidth requirements into central sites.
Multiple bandwidths - we can offer bandwidths from 1Mbps to 1 Gbps and we can easily scale them to meet your organisation's individual requirements.
Simple to configure - because this is a packet switched network rather than a circuit switched network, adding new sites with connectivity to all the others in the VPN is far simpler than configuring logical connections over traditional VPNs, this makes it cheaper and more flexible. Consequently customers can manage their estate more easily and the cost of removing staff from one site for refurbishment or disaster scenarios and relocating them becomes very manageable...
Remote management - remote configuration and upgrading of VLANs means that most upgrades do not require a site visit, offering a cost effective and efficient solution. Bandwidth can be upgraded remotely in 1 Mbps increments, as required.
Class of Service - Along with our Quality guarantees you can manage different traffic with different priorities across your network - something that is particularly important as IPvoice and video applications become more popular. We can prioritise business critical applications over other traffic types according to your requirements.
Metro Ethernet VPNMetro Ethernet VPN mimics the within a building yet it is spread over a metropolitan area. Ethernet VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) can be set up to cater for many separate communities within one Ethernet VPN service platform, using the same scalable, integrated and flexible infrastructure. Each VLAN community can have a different communication pattern involving only the appropriate number of connections and with the relevant speed of connection.
All logical topologies are supported:
Point to point - straightforward connection between two sites.
Point to multipoint / Multipoint to point - multiple smaller sites connected to a main Head Office site (otherwise known as hub and spoke). This topology can be presented as a single or multiple connections at the central site. Please note that the access speed at the central site must be at least as large as the aggregated speeds of all the other sites.
Any to any - any number of sites connected to any other given number of sites. The access speeds to each site can be selected without reference to any other site.
Traffic prioritisationThe application of up to four classes of service, with predefined Quality of Service (QoS) parameters, will ensure that data critical to a business is delivered in advance of lower priority traffic such as internet data, with each being allocated a percentage of the total bandwidth. We'll also strive to ensure that the end-to-end delay does not exceed a specified level. This is of particular importance in real time communications such as voice and video where delays would impact on the application.
Service Level Agreement
The Metro Ethernet VPN Service Level Agreement includes:
Guaranteed Ready For service dates.
24x7 helpline with a 6hr fault restoration guarantee, which includes any faults detected by us.
Annual availability guarantee backed by service credits for any failure to meet these targets.
Typical Network PerformanceRound trip delay less than 8mS.
Jitter less than 1mS.
Packet delivery: better than 99.99%.