Verizon Business has announced a global expansion of its Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), making the offering now available to customers in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America.
Verizon Business’ VPLS service combines the simplicity of Ethernet and the flexibility of MPLS to help organizations cost-effectively and efficiently reap the benefits of wide area networking from their local area networks, the company said. The service uses a seamless and standardized global provisioning platform that appeals to multinational customers that require a consistent look and feel to increase efficiencies and control support costs.
With this global expansion, the reach of Verizon VPLS will extend beyond the U.S. to customers in 31 international locations, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea. Verizon Business leverages its extensive network of interconnection agreements with other in-region Ethernet providers to offer this expansive coverage.
Verizon VPLS, an advanced MPLS-based layer 2 virtual private network delivered via Verizon Business’ innovative global-provisioning Ethernet platform, is ideal for organizations seeking to link multiple sites in a flexible, operationally efficient model, according to the company. VPLS is protocol-independent, supporting both IP and non-IP applications, which allows customers to retain complete control of their own routing.