Integra Telecom has launched its E-LAN Carrier Ethernet services via its channel partners and resellers, to provide multipoint-to-multipoint Layer 2 Virtual Private Networks (VPN) for multi-location customers in the western half of the United States.
“Integra’s E-LAN services offer medium-sized and enterprise customers a true extension of their corporate LAN across a wide area or metro network,” said Joe Harding, senior vice president of marketing at Integra. “Businesses looking to bring together all of their locations via a secure, reliable network will find that our E-LAN services offer exceptional performance with the flexibility to adapt to their private networking requirements and meet their budget.”
Certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum to ensure end-to-end-interoperability, Integra’s E-LAN services are an extension of the company’s Carrier Ethernet offerings, which include E-Line services for point-to-point connections across a Wide Area Network (WAN). Leveraging the company’s fiber and Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network infrastructure, E-LAN provides customers with Layer 2 mesh connectivity for multiple locations at bandwidths of up to 10 Gbps. The new offering also provides a transparent network for Layer 3 routing, so customers can retain control of any Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) partitioning with the security of a private network.
Integra is targeting a wide range of industries with its E-LAN services, including healthcare, financial services, retail, education and government, enabling networking data-intensive application services, critical IT functions and proprietary software platforms across multi-locations.
The portfolio also comes with Quality of Service (QoS) options, including full performance monitoring, the ability to measure bandwidth usage and other key indicators in real time, so that business-critical applications such as voice, streaming video, file sharing or disaster recovery services can be prioritized to the needs of the business or location. Further, Integra’s robust performance-monitoring tools allow Ethernet customers to monitor, optimize and view graphical representations of the Ethernet network via a Web-based portal—a user experience similar to a network operations center, Integra said.