The impact of globalization on networks

APACNetwork World — Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in the amount of enterprise network traffic to and from Asia Pacific due to globalization. In my recent visit to the region, I engaged in some interesting discussions around the WAN. For example, one of the biggest costs for large financial institutions are point-to-point dedicated leased lines between their regional and global offices called International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC). These circuits are typically provided by a carrier to offer auto re-routable network for maximum uptime and data protection.

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