October 21, 2016

The WAN of the Future: MPLS or the Internet?

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) virtual private networks (VPNs) have long been the darling of the enterprise WAN. Secure, reliable, and high-performing, they offer business-grade traffic control features particularly well-suited to carrying real-time and business-critical data. Combine these characteristics with the single-operator nature of MPLS VPNs and end-to-end network service-level guarantees, and you can see why MPLS has remained top dog in the enterprise WAN for the past 15 years. But we all know that the only constant in technology is change. And, indeed, there are finally rumblings afoot when it comes to MPLS in the enterprise WAN... Continue reading...

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