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ALSO CALLED: Layer 3 Switching, M P L S, Tag Switching, Multiprotocol Label Switching, Multi-Protocol Label Switching
DEFINITION: Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a standards-approved technology for speeding up network traffic flow and making it easier to manage. MPLS involves setting up a specific path for a given sequence of packets, identified by a label put in each packet, thus saving the time needed for a router to look up the address to the next node to forward the packet to. MPLS is called multiprotocol because  … 
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MegaPath Site-to-Site MPLS VPN
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Your employees in remote locations need the same fast, reliable, secure and cost-effective access to information and applications as your employees at headquarters. MegaPath Site-to-Site MPLS VPN is the simple solution. Read this white paper to learn how to MegaPath Site-to-Site MPLS VPN means more security, more selection, and more service.
Posted: 30 Mar 2010 | Published: 30 Mar 2010

MegaPath Inc.

The MPLS Network: A Future-Proof Engine for Voice-Data Convergence
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Voice and data on a single wire is an exciting network development. MPLS technology, which enables voice and data to be transported together on wide area networks (WANs), has matured to provide a platform for almost unimaginable communications and cloud computing possibilities. Learn more about MPLS by reading this white paper.
Posted: 26 Mar 2010 | Published: 26 Mar 2010

MegaPath Inc.

Overcoming Single Provider MPLS Limitations
sponsored by Virtela Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, Frost & Sullivan reviews the limitations associated with taking a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They then examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric multicarrier network approach and how it overcomes these limitations to provide a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
Posted: 23 Jul 2009 | Published: 22 Jul 2009

Virtela Communications, Inc.

Optimizing Media-Rich Content Delivery with Point-to-Multipoint Label Switched Paths
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document describes how content delivery and broadcast services are challenging networks and explains how emerging technologies such as point-to-multipoint (P2MP) label switched paths (LSPs) help resolve them.
Posted: 25 Nov 2008 | Published: 25 Nov 2008

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Emerging Multicast VPN Applications
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides background information on MVPNs, as well as describes emerging MVPN applications.
Posted: 25 Nov 2008 | Published: 25 Nov 2008

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Optimized Metro Aggregation Network for Triple Play Services
sponsored by ECI Telecom
WHITE PAPER: Learn how the convergence of voice, video and data ("Triple Play") together with relaxed regulatory control have forced service providers to shift towards a combined offering of voice, video, and data service improving their position in the market
Posted: 22 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

ECI Telecom

Comparing MPLS and Internet Links for Delivering VoIP Services
sponsored by Avaya Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper documents a real-world field study that concludes the availability and call quality of VoIP over Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) is comparable to that of VoIP over the public Internet.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

Avaya Inc.

WAN Optimization in MPLS Networks - The Transparency Challenge
sponsored by Expand Networks
WHITE PAPER: Today's modern Wide Area Networks (WANs), such as MPLS networks, provide much more than just a framework for information transport.
Posted: 19 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 May 2005

Expand Networks

MPLS: Networked Application Visibility Where and When You Need It
sponsored by NetScout Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the best practices for collecting network and application performance information over Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) enabled wide area networks (WANs).
Posted: 01 Aug 2007 | Published: 17 Apr 2007

NetScout Systems, Inc.

Migrating to an MPLS-based/Private IP Network: Are You Ready?
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits associated with MPLS-based private IP networks and discusses the challenges that occur when networks change from Layer 2 to Layer 3 based connectivity.
Posted: 06 Sep 2006 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

Fluke Networks

Cutting Through the Complexity of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) Performance
sponsored by NetScout Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the best practices for collecting network and application performance information over MPLS enabled wide area networks by using the nGenius Solution's Site Monitoring feature to monitor traffic flows destined for remote sites.
Posted: 16 Jan 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

NetScout Systems, Inc.

New Revenue Streams with MPLS Service Differentiation: Public Interoperability Event Test Plan and Results
sponsored by RAD Data Communications
WHITE PAPER: This interoperability event has been organized by the MPLS & Frame Relay Alliance and the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), and hosted by Upperside.
Posted: 30 Mar 2005 | Published: 01 Jan 2004

RAD Data Communications
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MPLS DEFINITION (continued): …  it works with the Internet Protocol (IP), Asynchronous Transport Mode (ATM), and frame relay network protocols. With reference to the standard model for a network (the Open Systems Interconnection, or OSI model), MPLS allows most packets to be forwarded at the layer 2 (switching) level rather than at the layer 3 (routing) level. In addition to moving traffic faster overall, MPLS makes it easy to manage a network for quality of service (QoS). For these reasons, the technique is expected to be readily adopted as networks begin to carry more and different mixtures of traffic.Getting started with … 
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