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A 400 mile MPLS circuit?

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We are planning to add a vendor provided MPLS circuit connecting two sites. The "D" site is headquarters and the "H" site is the remote site.  (See attached generic diagram.)

The MPLS circuit will be 100Mb w/QOS.

We would like to place the DNS/DHCP, WiFi, Printer, and VOIP servers in location D.  The firewall that connects the public side is also located in location D.

In location H, we will place the wifi APs, printers, PCs, and cisco voip handsets.

Any problems seen about this idea?  Any suggestions about better solutions for a limited budget?

Thanks in advance for your input.
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so MPLS is a very common solution for an IP network - protocol independent

how many hops - since you will lose visibility to an extent - i might ask that
since there could be an effect based on a per-hop behavior

is H the 'smaller site'
how many devices?

I might prefer to have DNS/DHCP @ both sites to minimize some traffic
could  probably achieve this affordably
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is H the 'smaller site'

Yes

how many hops?

3-5

how many devices?

Less than 200,,,including computers, access points, voip phones, and printers

I might prefer to have DNS/DHCP @ both sites to minimize some traffic
could  probably achieve this affordably

Good idea.
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OK answer, since no other responses gave full points as default.  Never responded to follow-up Q's.
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thanx -

the hops were minimal so the individual connections should have a minimal impact

there is usually also an agreement for a minimum allocation and a penalty if the provider does not deliver
so last bit as long as you have a reasonably good MPLS provider the service should be fine for your needs.

just keep in mind they run X protocols on the circuit and if you ever need to do something unique they will need to provide you that service - i had that issue with VPN phones with 2 different providers

but the standard service and standard VoIP worked great
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