Some folks at my work are thinking about getting rid of our office (HQ) WAN line from ATT, increasing the speed of our Datacenter connection and then running the office WAN(Internet) through an MPLS connection that connects to the Datacenter. Hopefully that makes sense :)
I've done a ton of networks setups in my life, but not this. It feels off, for some reason. Do any of you guys have this setup or set one up? And, if so, does it actually work for you guys? Are there any notable downsides? I can make the setup make sense in my head -- especially if we go with a low latency MPLS line and then a 100Mb/w fiber connection in the office -- but I dont know anyone that has done this. Contracts these days are 3yrs so I want to try to get as much info before any decisions.
My main question is for people that have experience with using the Internet connection in the datacenter as their internet connection in the office. Do your users notice any more latency when connecting from the internet connection at the DC via MPLS to the office? Do you end users notice any difference between having the internet connection locally at the office or by sharing it through MPLS from the datacenter.