High Performance Network and IP Transit Services from Our Very Own Backbone

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If you are looking for a way to connect diverse networks inside and/or your company or organization, or you are considering having scalable networking services for your business, VPLS IP Transit / Direct Internet Access (DIA) network solutions can give you the best networking services that fit your business’ needs. VPLS’ IP transit services are blended together to offer you the lowest latency with the best performance, which you will receive through our peers or direct transits.

The Strength and Versatility of VPLS’ Own IP Backbone

We built, own, and operate our very own IP backbone that is monitored 24/7/365 by our vTAC operation centers around the country as well as in Europe and Asia. By having multiple locations, we can look at the network from numerous viewpoints which can help with pinpointing and predicting problems. Any sort of network mishaps or traffic issues can be mitigated by re-routing traffic over preferred providers. Our customized portal, My.VPLS, will provide you with real-time reporting of any issues that may occur on your circuits, as well as historical reporting.

Having multiple locations and robust routes on the continents of Europe and Asia can help connect your business to the world. If you want to grow your business on an international scale, then our IP transit services can assist you as you scale and grow your global infrastructure.

Our backbone’s strength comes from its multi-vendor, multi-tiered network infrastructure. With cutting edge technology from Juniper, Brocade, and Cisco, you can enjoy the best of what VPLS’ IP transit services have to offer.

IP Transit Services Built to Scale for Your Bandwidth Needs

If you’re needing to scale your company’s bandwidth needs, up or down, we have the range of bandwidth you need with our ethernet scalability. From 1Gbps to 100GPS—we have you covered. We have a variety of bandwidth plans that are based on average usage or total transfer. These plans are also based on several commitment levels and transport varieties.

IPV6 Services with Dual IP Stack Implementation

Although this latest IP version, IPv6, will replace IPv4, sometimes there needs to be a transition. VPLS will implement and support a dual-stack technology solution for your business, so you can run bout IPv4 and IPv6 in parallel.

What Metro Ethernet Can Do for Your Business

If you need DIA services, VPLS can also provide you with this affordable networking solution. It’s scalable, with bandwidth ranging from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps. The committed information rate (CIR) is variable. VPLS is partners with many local loop providers who will connect your business on-net with us. These services also come with 24/7/365 monitoring from our vTAC operation center, so you can rest assured that any problems you may encounter, you’ll be notified. Metro Ethernet is also secure, using a private Layer 2 network solution that will make you feel extra secure about your company’s data. The beauty of Metro Ethernet is how you do not need to buy or install a new data infrastructure. VPLS will gladly use your existing ethernet infrastructure.

If you are ready to get connected to either our IP transit service or Metro Ethernet services, contact us so we can learn more about your specific networking needs and how we can meet them.

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Let’s Help J.J Watt Get To $20 Million!

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To all of our loyal customers and partners, as you may already know, the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has left many people stranded, damaged, lost, without homes, without food, and without hope … It’s time to come together and bring back that hope. With that being said, for every like and/or share this post gets on LinkedIn by Sep 5th, VPLS Inc. will donate $5 to J.J Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund. So far, money has been donated across the nation with the original goal being $10 million. With tremendous efforts, the fund is now aiming for $20 million! Please join us in helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey. If you would also like to donate yourself, you can do so by clicking here. Any donation would mean the world to the citizens of Houston, so let’s help J.J Watt get to $20 million!  To visit our LinkedIn page, please click here.

Once again, if you would like to donate please click here.

On behalf of everyone at VPLS,

Thank you for helping us make a difference.

 

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A VPLS Specialty: Hybrid Cloud Services

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Take Your Business to the Cloud

Cloud computing has become an essential need for businesses as a way to store and process data. Typically, cloud computing services are privately owned, on-premises, third-party, or public. But hybrid cloud computing uses a mix of all of these varieties. Using a hybrid cloud from VPLS on the VMare platform can provide business some additional agility and room for growth and adjustments as business needs and demands fluctuate.

Specifically, for more sensitive data needs, a business can use on-premises, private cloud services. For less critical services, third-party or public cloud providers can be used. If you’re looking to boost your business’s efficiency and meet your customers’ needs while keeping your data secure and compliant, and all at an affordable price, the VPLS VMware hybrid cloud services can help take your business to the next level.

The VPLS Hybrid Cloud Can Scale with Your Business

Because a hybrid cloud uses more than one kind of cloud service, as your business grows, so can the VPLS Hybrid Cloud. You won’t have to invest in upgrades with on-premises infrastructure. Instead, you can easily either upgrade your virtual machine or you can increase your subscription package.

The VPLS Hybrid Cloud Can Securely Backup Your Data

When you use the VPLS Hybrid Cloud, no matter where your data is residing—on a third-party, public, or private cloud—VPLS ensures that your data will be safe through one of our data centers. You won’t have to worry about outages, weather disturbances, or other unexpected occurrences—VPLS can assure you your peace of mind.

The VPLS Hybrid Cloud and the vCloud Connector

If you are already using VMware vSphere services, the vCloud connector can connect you to the VPLS Hybrid Cloud. You can move your workloads with ease using the VMware vSphere client. Your business’s private cloud can be accessed by the Hybrid Cloud through secure IPsec VPN tunnels. In this way, the VPLS Hybrid Cloud is an extension of your data center. Depending on your business needs, you can use the Hybrid Cloud via a pay-per-use model or purchase a subscription package.

The VPLS Hybrid Cloud Can Provide Expert Security and Compliance

Within the VMare vSphere, businesses can use the vCloud Connector plugin for vSphere to easily and securely connect them to the both private and public clouds. On private clouds, sensitive and critical data can be stored while being able to share pertinent data on the hybrid cloud at a user’s discretion.

The VPLS Hybrid Cloud Extends Your Own Data Centers

If you already have existing cloud computing services, whether public or private, the VPLS Hybrid Cloud seamlessly creates a secure cloud environment for your business’s data, all without needing to use physical servers and all within one environment. You can easily switch your workloads from on-premises to off-premises use, especially when business demands increase—you can use public cloud computing services.

AS a VMware Cloud Hosting service provider, VPLS wants to maximize your business data needs. To learn more about how we can help, contact us today to schedule a demonstration from VPLS cloud specialist.

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Learn How to Integrate Cyber Threat Intelligence on a Daily the Smart Way!

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Even with multiple security products active, it’s hard for organizations to keep up as threats like ransomware and malware evolve. So how CAN we keep up?

Join Sacha Dawes, Principal Product Marketing Manager at our partner AlienVault in his live webcast on “how smart security teams are integrating cyber threat intelligence into their day to day operations.”

Register now by clicking here !

 

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VPLS Does Colocation Services the Right Way

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Colocation Services Presented by VPLS

Does your business have a dedicated server room in-house? Are you looking to expand your networking needs and have run out of room in your facilities? VPLS can help alleviate this burden for your business with our reliable and secure colocation services.

 

Also known as a carrier hotel or a carrier-neutral (or network-neutral) data center, colocation data centers provide business with services and space where they can create and maintain a point of presence (PoP). Our vTAC operations center are located within each data center, so we can provide you with monitoring and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By having our vTAC in the colocation facility, you can rest assured that we can provide troubleshooting and bandwidth management services.

 

Colocation services have many benefits including lower costs, risk mitigation, reliability, redundancy, and connectivity.

 

Lower Costs

When you choose a data center from a specific center, you have no choice but to pay for your business’s bandwidth at their prices. On top of that, when the occasion calls for you to have to change data centers in order to bring down your bandwidth costs, the move itself can be very expensive. When you use VPLS’s colocation services on the other hand, you will be able to benefit from carriers competing for your business so you can get the best bandwidth for the most competitive cost.

 

Risk Mitigation

Whatever the weather conditions may bring—flooding, ice storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, or extreme heat or cold—our colocation facilities are built to resist power outages that may result from these weather events. You can let your mind be at ease knowing that VPLS will be monitoring your networking systems in a climate-controlled environment. Your data and networks will be protected in layers of security and VPLS will monitor your network in real-time, which will significantly reduce any downtime you may experience.

 

Reliability

Most businesses will not have the resources to have a dedicated staff that can provide 24/7/365 monitoring, but VPLS affordably can. Not only are colocation facilities strictly climate controlled, they also have extensive power and data backups located both locally and remotely. Our power backups include generators and online batteries so you don’t need to visit the colocation facility because we have everything under control.

 

Redundancy

Although redundancy usually relates to power, within colocation facilities, it also refers to data carriers. With VPLS’s colocation services, you’re not relying on just one carrier to provide your networking needs. Our redundant fiber connections come from various service providers into each of our data centers and offer diverse paths and redundancy into the facilities. With this setup, if one carrier experiences a failure or outage, the other carrier can step in immediately without any downtime.

 

Connectivity

Our colocation facilities act as connectivity hubs, where many tier-1 network providers have their PoPs on the premises. This gives you a variety of network providers to choose from, and with these numerous choices, you can choose which provider works best for you. As you scale your business, VPLS’s colocation services can also grow with your business needs.

Whether your networking needs are big or small, whether you’re looking for a server, cabinet, or cage, VPLS can provide you with the custom-fit solution for your needs. To learn more about our colocation services, contact us today for more information.

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The Bare Essentials for Bare Metal Servers Hosted by Krypt Technology

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Bare Metal Servers from Krypt 

If you have a growing business and are currently using a shared hosting service, you may be encountering some growing pains. You may have already moved from one server to another and have found how inconvenient and expensive it is. When you share server space, then moving to new server space will be a common occurrence, costly in both time and money.

What can help you and your business is a server that can grow with your business—a serve space that’s all your own: a bare metal server from VPLS hosting brand Krypt. Since 1998, we have been using Krypt bare metal servers for our customers. These servers are the basis of our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform.

The difference between shared servers and bare metal servers is significant. In the long run, instead of moving from server to server as your business needs grow, your business can remain stable with a bare metal server. It may be more economical in the beginning to use a shared server, but over time, investing in a bare metal server will prove to be a cost-effective investment. By having a dedicated server for your business, you don’t ever have to worry about running out of room. A bare metal server provides the flexibility and scalability that your expanding business needs.

Improved Reliability

With your own dedicated bare metal server, you can rest assured that your website will stay online, even with heavy internet traffic. You won’t have to deal with the lost time and money that comes from your business website or server crashing. Additionally, you don’t have to be concerned about server space or exceeding bandwidth with your own bare metal server from Krypt. You can easily upload high-resolution photos and videos without having any downtime for your website. No matter the size of the traffic or your files, you can rely on your dedicated server working for your 24/7/365.

Stronger Security

If you’re looking for enhanced security features for your server, then the bare metal can meet and exceed your expectations. You’ll be able to encrypt your server, boosting security for your website and files. On a shared server, typically you are assigned only one IP address, leaving the server more prone to cyberattacks. Unlike other providers who offer shared VLAN, which allows for duplicate IP addresses, causing unwanted downtime and other conflicts, a bare metal server from Krypt will be on a private VLAN. This means that your traffic is safely separate. Additionally, Krypt provides a variety of software and hardware-based firewall solutions plus DDoS mitigation services which provide extra layers of protection.

Additional Services for Your Bare Metal Server

Krypt offers a variety of additional services including:

  • Complete Root Access—Install any application that you desire.
  • A Wide Variety of Processors—Whether you’re looking for low-power or high speed, Krypt has the perfect processor for your server that fits both your business and budgetary needs.
  • IPMI Capabilities—Whether you need to reboot or reformat your server, you can securely access it from an administration console.
  • My.Krypt’s Full Visibility of Your Server—If you need to look at your bandwidth or other server settings, My.Krypt gives your full visibility. Krypt also offers 5-star technical support.

With all these features and more, your business server needs can all be met through VPLS hosting brand Krypt. To learn more about how we can provide better stability, flexibility, and security for your server, contact us today.

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Manage it All with Enterprise Mobility

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In today’s working world, doing your job does not always equate to sitting at a desk in an office.  As a matter of fact, the contrary of that is what is most sought after to accommodate the average busy body; something that is efficient and is easy to access anytime and anywhere, even when you are on the go.  Is such an idea plausible?  It certainly is with Enterprise Mobility services by VPLS.

With our services, you will be able to perform your job duties via cloud through mobile devices of your choice.  You will have the capability to utilize standard communication tools such as email, video conferencing in addition to other office necessities all held together by the digital workplace structure known as the enterprise mobility.

Of course like everything else that is mobile, vulnerability to high security risks is inevitable.  But being ones to always put our customers first, VPLS also offers top-notch security plans powered by AirWatch along with our convenient enterprise mobility services.  AirWatch’s notable security services will protect your business by surrounding it with heavily encrypted data giving you peace of mind every time you work…even when you are nowhere near the office!

Contact VPLS today to learn more about our Enterprise Mobility services!

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Zerto Cloud Replication

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One of the most important support functions necessary for any business is that of disaster recovery, and the replication which is a major component of the recovery process. No one really wants to dwell on all the nasty disaster possibilities which might strike a business, but those unpleasant problems are a fact of life all the same.

And if you don’t have a solid recovery plan in place for when the unthinkable happens, you might find yourself saddled with crippling downtime for far longer than your business can afford it. These days, there are more options available to managers and owners of businesses, which don’t involve long-term contracts or hiring extra personnel to develop and implement your disaster recovery plans.

The age of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has arrived, and for many businesses, the DRaaS service featuring Cloud Replication with Zerto offered by VPLS Inc. is simply the most reliable, comprehensive, and cost-effective solution on the market.

Simplified Process, Comprehensive Results

One of the aspects of Zerto replication which makes it so reliable and universal in its application is the fact that much of the complexity of physical replication has been eliminated in favor of virtual replication. In Zerto DRaaS, a hypervisor is established as a virtual machine monitor to run multiple virtual machines as guests, bypassing the need for physical storage replication. The whole recovery process can thus be automated, since storage-to-storage replication is no longer necessary.

There is an incredible amount of flexibility available through this kind of replication scheme – you can literally replicate from any kind of device or platform to any other kind of device. You can even make transfers of data and applications between any types of cloud platforms, such as Hyper-V or VMware, and any kind of hypervisors.

Once hypervisor-based replication has been setup for your business, it can be in operation almost continuously, which means you can recover data from virtually any point in time. With no transaction loss, your business can resume without missing a beat, and you won’t be obliged to make numerous embarrassing apologies to your customers.

The VPLS Difference

When you partner with VPLS for hypervisor-based Cloud Replication service, you’ll also have the convenience of a sandbox environment where all replication processes can be tested out, without interfering with normal daily operations. A key component of having a disaster recovery plan in the first place is testing it out periodically, so that you can be certain it will be effective when it needs to be put into use.

Ideally that day will never come, but in case disaster ever does befall your business, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing instant failover will kick in, and you’ll have a (near) immediate and seamless transition to backup systems. Because of the efficiency and the simplicity of hypervisor-based DRaaS from VPLS, your business will be able to carry on just as if nothing had happened.

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WannaCry Ransomware Webcast

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As you’ve likely heard, WannaCry is a new ransomware variant that takes advantage of a vulnerability in the Windows operating system (MS17-010) to encrypt the infected computer’s data and hold it hostage until a ransom is paid. In addition, the vulnerability enables WannaCry to quickly spread to other machines in the same environment – all without any human intervention. While Microsoft issued a patched to the vulnerability in March 2017, millions of computers have not been updated and remain susceptible to the attack.

Join our partner, AlienVault, for a technical webcast to learn more about WannaCry, and how the unified security controls in AlienVault USM Anywhere can help you quickly identify vulnerable systems and attacks.

You’ll learn:

  • What the AlienVault Labs security research team has uncovered about this threat
  • How to scan your environment (cloud and on-premises) for the vulnerability with USM Anywhere
  • How USM Anywhere leverages threat intelligence for early detection of threats like WannaCry
  • How built-in response orchestration capabilities in USM Anywhere can stop the threat from spreading

Register here:

https://www.alienvault.com/resource-center/webcasts/wannacry-ransomware-how-to-detect-the-vulnerability-and-exploits?utm_medium=partnerurl&utm_source=VPLS

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New Ransonware WannaCry Spreading Like Wildfire

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On March 14, 2017 – Microsoft released Critical Security Patch MS17-010 – to resolve vulnerabilities in SMBv1 protocol effecting all Microsoft Windows versions from Vista to Windows Server 2016 and Server Core versions. Windows XP was not patched as it is no longer supported and has not been for over 3 years now! Please make sure you update your servers and workstations ASAP!

Open Threat Exchange WannaCry Indicators – https://otx.alienvault.com/pulse/5915db384da2585b4feaf2f6/?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Customer&utm_content=170512&utm_campaign=USM-Appliance_WC-Update&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTVRnME4yUTVNMkZtTmpkbCIsInQiOiJWd1JNdTdQb2JoNkdCZmZmMW16Y3hpdjFIMFBvbnhZaFdhRnN1U1huZXZtdjFqT2tybW9MRTlUempuN1FyOVpNcHJVRk5UYUlHZVlQMUNmWVhycUFGR0xMU3hjSVV6NTBwdlhRZEdzeEtoME1HZDBMUlVVY0luYzNUd1I4THl5cyJ9 

Contact VPLS today to see how we can help defend your network and computers against Ransomware using our premium security solutions from Fortinet, AlienVault, Webroot and more!

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