I would like to setup a network between multiple sites. Whenever this was done previously I used frame-relay and then moved on to MPLS. However I am looking into it again and one of our vendors recommends staying away from MPLS connections. According to them it is much better to us DIA at each site and a Mikrotic router to establish a VPN connection. They also told me that MPLS connections are being phased out and they have already received notices from some carriers that they will be discontinuing or at least not pursuing new contracts for MPLS.
I am for opinions on this. It was a few years ago the last time I worked on a similar setup and it seemed like they were having several issues wtih it. At the time they were using Nortel Contivity VPN equipment.
Are MPLS lines being phased out? How reliable are the connections using a Mikrotic router. Are they the best solution?
Thanks for any information