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Evolving Your Network With Metro Ethernet and MPLS VPNs: How to Determine the Best Fit for Your Enterprise

Date Added: May 2010
Format: PDF

MPLS VPNs are best known for their flexibility to handle many different protocols and operate across a wide range of commonly available connection speeds that are typically used in branch office connectivity, point-of-sale applications, and the like. Ethernet has also become a popular solution for higher speed WANs. It leverages the simplicity of Layer 2 switching ubiquitous on high-speed LANs) and is therefore best used where IP is the sole protocol and only if multi-Mbps or Gbps connection speeds are possible.