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MPLS speed - is 180kbps data transfer normal?

MPLS speed - is 180kbps data transfer normal?

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Hi all,

We have an MPLS connection between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.  In our Los Angeles office, we have a gigabit backbone LAN.  FTP transfer rate between the two sites never exceeds 180kbps.  The ISP is blaming everything but their configurations.  The video transfer rate is around 1mbps.  During the middle of the night, with no video streams, the data transfer rate is still under 180kbps.  Is this a sign that the ISP's configuration is set to segment the bandwidth persistently  versus during bottlenecks only?  Or is it the LAN or servers?

TIA

RE: MPLS speed - is 180kbps data transfer normal?

How big is the connections in both sites to the WAN? Are you running CoS and is this transfer running in a class other than best effort? Have you looked at the file transfer application on how its configured? Are the MTU's on the edges been looked at. Kinda of vague in you first staement. It could be a million diffrent things.

RE: MPLS speed - is 180kbps data transfer normal?

your video will be in a priority or maybe even near real time cos.. while your ftp will be the standard cos..

you need to know what your paying for.
the Gig lan port doesn't mean anything..
we would need to know what your connection into the MPLS provider is.. T1, DS3, ATM etc...

and then what are your service parameters that you ordered.

in most cases standard traffic is discard eligable and you will see it drop and have higher latency as it is queued/dropped when congestion is found.. that congestion can be at anypoint in the network between your two locations.

RE: MPLS speed - is 180kbps data transfer normal?

MPLS, FRAME RELAY(Telecommunication Expert. E-mail me lipscomb.f@hotmail.com

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