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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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Clarifying WAN Virtualization, WAN Aggregation and WAN Optimization
sponsored by Talari Networks
EGUIDE: Wide area network (WAN) virtualization, WAN optimization, and WAN aggregation are three confusing areas in the WAN world. Check out this E-Guide to learn more about WAN virtualization and the difference between these three technologies.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

Talari Networks

EMC optimizes reliability of T-Systems IP and MPLS network infrastructure for increased availability, performance, and reliability
sponsored by EMC Corporation
CASE STUDY: Discover how one of your peers simplified the complexity and manageability of their IT environment while simultaneously optimizing network performance and availability with operations intelligence software.
Posted: 30 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

EMC Corporation

Transforming Operations Management Through Service Assurance with EMC
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WEBCAST: This video describes the key capabilities of service assurance and how it can help your organization transform your operational management and ensure the availability and performance of your business applications and services.
Posted: 30 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 30, 2012

EMC Corporation

A Business Guide to MPLS IP VPN Migration: Five Critical Factors
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover five critical factors for a successful migration to an MPLS IP VPN service in this whitepaper. Learn the evolving needs of today’s enterprise networks and uncover how an MPLS-based IP VPN can help you fulfill these wants and needs.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

Key Considerations for MPLS IP-VPN Success
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the benefits of an MPLS-based private IP network and learn how it can not only help you simplify network management and reduce costs, but also prioritize application, create and improve disaster recovery, and much more!
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

How to Accurately Detect and Correct Packet Loss
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how packet loss can be properly measured throughout an enterprise, and what can be done to mitigate its effects in real-time.
Posted: 21 May 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Silver Peak

The Data Replication Bottleneck: Overcoming Out-of-Order and Lost Packets
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: This analyst paper explores why packet loss and ordering has become such a bit problem in today's WANs and offers what can be done to overcome these packet delivery challenges.
Posted: 18 May 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2007

Silver Peak

WAN Security: Making the Right Choices for an Optimized WAN
sponsored by XO Communications
WEBCAST: This webinar discusses the recent trends in WAN security, new and upcoming threats, and best practices for making well-informed WAN security decisions for your enterprise.
Posted: 03 May 2012 | Premiered: Apr 30, 2012

XO Communications

ACG Research Market Impact Report on ACX Series Universal Access Routers
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the details of Juniper’s ACX Series Universal Access Routers, which can help extend the core/edge of IP/MPLS solutions to deliver end-to-end manageability, provide low-cost access, and meet the needs of both fixed and mobile operators.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

E-Guide: Software-Defined Networking Could Make Network-as-a-Service a Reality
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchNetworking.com explores the reality of Network-as-a-Service and how it may be coming soon to a data center near you.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 09 Apr 2012

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Prepare for the Future of Integrated Communications
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: Many communications infrastructures use multiple platforms for voice and date, which have a complete lack of cohesion. Unfortunately, these legacy infrastructures cannot deal with the demands communications initiatives today put on them.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 13 Dec 2011

AT&T Corp

MPLS VPN Tutorial: What you should know
sponsored by XO Communications
EGUIDE: In this expert E-Guide from SearchEnterpriseWAN.com, explore the next generation of networks: Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks.
Posted: 14 Mar 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2012

XO Communications

WAN and VPN Solutions: Choosing the Best Type for your Organization
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes the different WAN and VPN options organizations have, and helps you figure out which would be the best for your particular needs.
Posted: 08 Mar 2012 | Published: 07 Mar 2012

XO Communications

Cloud Intelligent Network: Connect the World of Many Clouds
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how an intelligent network is the key to creating a successful cloud environment for your users.
Posted: 07 Mar 2012 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ethernet and VPN in the WAN
sponsored by AT&T Corp
PODCAST: Network-based IP VPN and Ethernet WAN services are two of the most popular WAN connectivity options for enterprises and medium-sized businesses. Learn if one or the other – or both – is best for your enterprise.
Posted: 16 Jan 2012 | Premiered: Jan 10, 2012

AT&T Corp

IT in Europe: Adopting an Application-Centric Architecture
sponsored by SearchNetworking.co.UK
EZINE: Enterprise networking has shifted from focusing on infrastructure to concentrating on the delivery of the applications that help users do their jobs. Uncover how networking professionals view applications and how their jobs have changed as a result of a network-centric view.
Posted: 03 Nov 2011 | Published: 03 Nov 2011


Service Provider MPLS VPN Security Considerations
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: This report explores security considerations for service provider MPLS VPN, and describes two threat scenarios against a real MPLS VPN environment that was constructed to demonstrate the typical attack surface of an MPLS Layer 3 VPN provider network.
Posted: 27 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2011

Certes Networks

Three Technologies to Help You Get the Best Bang for the Buck from Your Network
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript covers three technologies that help you get the best "bang for your buck" from your network.
Posted: 28 Jun 2011 | Published: 28 Jun 2011

MegaPath Inc.

The Truth About MPLS Security
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: If you are sending data over a “private” Wide Area Network (WAN) there is a dirty little secret your service provider doesn’t want you to know about. The truth is that these so-called private WANs offer no inherent security and they aren't really even private.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

Certes Networks

The MPLS Network: A Future-Proof Engine for Voice-Data Convergence - Addressing network traffic trends with new opportunities for business communications
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the origins and future of Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, highlighting how new applications are demonstrating the potential of these networks and uncovering advantages you can expect to see.
Posted: 01 Jun 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

MegaPath Inc.

E-Guide: MPLS VPN basics
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses the ins and outs of MPLS VPNs and traditional virtual private networks. Uncover the differences, advantages and disadvantages of each one.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

MegaPath Inc.

MPLS Networks for Small and Mid-Size Business: Performance-enhancing IT Services with Reduced Costs
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, learn the opportunities MPLS networks can bring to SMBs and uncover how you can reduce costs while enhancing performance.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

MegaPath Inc.

The MPLS Network: A Future-Proof Engine for Voice-Data Convergence - Addressing network traffic trends with new opportunities for business communications
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the origins and future of Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, highlighting how new applications are demonstrating the potential of these networks and uncovering advantages you can expect to see.
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 20 May 2011

MegaPath Inc.

BEYOND MPLS: DELIVERING CLOUD-READY NETWORKS
sponsored by IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES
WHITE PAPER: Most analysts agree that cloud computing will forever change how enterprises sell, purchase and use business applications and IT infrastructure.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

IPANEMA TECHNOLOGIES

Solutions to the Infrastructure Gap: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of First-Generation Network Technologies
sponsored by TELoIP Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With the increase in demand for Internet applications, organizations are struggling to find the performance they require in their networks without increasing costs. This paper examines the benefits and detriments of Bonding, Load-Balancing, and MPLS network technologies.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

TELoIP Inc.
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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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