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Supporting Cloud & BYOD Strategies With MPLS VPNs

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Issue Summary

MPLS initially appeared in service provider networks about 20 years ago as a means of bringing a higher level of predictability and reliability to IP networks. Before long the technology also was used to deliver VPN services to businesses. Today MPLS is a mature technology, but it can play an important role in supporting popular new applications. This Pulse Digital Issue reviews MPLS VPN characteristics and how channel partners can position them in support of their customers' BYOD and cloud initiatives.

Table of Contents

  • Understanding MPLS
  • Layer 3 VPNs
  • Multi-Virtual Routing & Forwarding
  • Virtual Private LAN Service
  • Managed MPLS
  • MPLS VPNs & Cloud
  • MPLS VPNs & BYOD

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Review the differences between Layer 3 MPLS IP VPNs and Layer 2 VPLS.
  • Discover why managed MPLS VPNs may be particularly appealing to enterprises adopting public cloud services.
  • Learn how MPLS can be paired with IPsec for more cost-effective secure mobile access to the corporate networks.