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MPLS (Multi-protocol Label Switching) Networks News
June 23, 2015
SD-WAN is creating a lot of buzz this year, but a new TechTarget survey shows that actual deployment will be limited this year, despite the number of new and traditional vendors in the market.
May 19, 2015
Verizon is partnering with start-up Viptela to provide hybrid WAN services to select enterprises, executives reveal at ONUG conference.
April 15, 2015
As the T1-based MPLS networks at Kool Smiles pediatric dental clinics struggled to meet demand, Talari Networks offered an SD-WAN alternative.
July 09, 2014
This week in telecom news, an FCC report shows more users are opting for faster fixed and mobile broadband speeds, but an Akamai report saw the U.S. dropping out of the top 10 for global broadband speeds.
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In a network, a switch is a device that channels incoming data from any of multiple input ports to the specific output port that will take it toward its intended destination. Continue Reading
Software-defined WAN, DMVPN and IPsec tunnels each have a place among enterprises. Our network expert compares each one and explains where they can be most beneficial. Continue Reading
A hybrid WAN is a wide area network that sends traffic over two or more connection types. Hybrid WANs permit dynamic traffic engineering across both private and public domains, using a variety of connectivity options to make the best use of network ... Continue Reading
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Quality of service is often top of mind for IT leaders when debating SD-WAN vs. MPLS -- especially when it comes to using internet links for SD-WAN connectivity. Continue Reading
Many organizations are opting to keep their MPLS connections, even after deploying SD-WAN, defying predictions of the death of MPLS with SD-WAN's rise -- at least for some circuits. Continue Reading
Software-defined WAN is poised to take the wide area network by storm, simplifying operations and reducing costs. Here's what you should know about the new SDN-based approach. Continue Reading
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The rise of SD-WAN has many asking: Do we really need MPLS connectivity? Expert John Burke explains what factors to consider before renewing your existing contract. Continue Reading
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With vWAN providers changing the traditional three-legged WAN structure, carriers need to develop new WAN plans and services using SDN and NFV to keep enterprises on their networks. Continue Reading
Telecom networking expert Ivan Pepelnjak breaks down the speed, bandwidth and security benefits of moving from a simple cable Internet connection to an MPLS VPN or VPLS connection. Continue Reading
This two-part article by IP expert Ivan Pepelnjak first digs into IPv4 address exhaustion and attempts to speed the IPv6 transition. Then, he analyzes several semi-workable solutions that might help network operators manage the Internet routing ... Continue Reading