MPLS makes a lot of sense... some of the time

Johnson, Johna Till
May 2005
Network World;5/16/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 19, p31
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the assessment of the Multi-protocol Label Switching-based (MPLS) services for wireless local area networks. The benefits and advantages of using MPLS are: (1) low cost; (2) greater control over networks; (3) more detailed quality of service. MPLS-based services are good fit in the following scenarios: (1) when a company has a lot of any-to-any traffic; (2) when a company is planning a convergence project such as combining voice and video traffic over the integrated services digital networks; and (3) when a company is planning to deploy next-generation computing infrastructure such as Web services, peer-to-peer or grid computing.


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