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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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Direct Internet Access (DIA): Rethinking WAN for the Cloud Era
sponsored by AppNeta
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines Direct Internet Access (DIA) as a fast, secure alternative to MPLS that pairs well with SD-WAN deployments. Learn about the pivotal considerations that come into play when deciding to move forward with DIA so that you can maintain network security and performance.
Posted: 09 May 2019 | Published: 09 May 2019

AppNeta

Secure SD-WAN: Helping CIOs Meet their Goals
sponsored by Open Systems Technologies
WHITE PAPER: A recent study shows that 85% of organizations are considering implementing SD-WAN, but moving too fast to deploy can invite unwanted risks so it's best to move ahead a clear plan in place. In this white paper, find out what CEOs and boards are talking about with CIOs when it comes to their most pressing concerns for getting SD-WAN-ready.
Posted: 08 May 2019 | Published: 08 May 2019


SD-WAN Simplified: What is SD-WAN?
sponsored by Mosaic Networx
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, look beyond the buzzword and get the facts about what SD-WAN is and how it's rapidly growing across enterprises the world over. Find out how to control network costs while improving upon MPLS connectivity, centralizing network management, and promoting network agility.
Posted: 08 May 2019 | Published: 08 May 2019

Mosaic Networx

Extreme Virtual SLX Software
sponsored by Extreme Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this solution brief, learn about Extreme Networks' Virtual SLX (vSLX) that provides a virtualized instance for their switching & routing product line with support for MPLS, BGP, EVPN, and VXLAN.
Posted: 03 May 2019 | Published: 03 May 2019

Extreme Networks

The Real Way to Future-Proof Your Network
sponsored by BT
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief article to learn about the ongoing network evolution, beyond the boundaries of SD-WAN, that is already happening with the emergence of network virtualization, orchestration, cloud, and APIs.
Posted: 06 Mar 2019 | Published: 28 Feb 2019

BT

A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to applications of next-generation networking
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: The race is on for businesses to adopt next-generation networking to stay ahead of their rivals. In this 14-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at how close we are to software-controlled networks becoming commonplace, assesses the current state of software-defined networking and explores the challenges a software-defined future poses
Posted: 08 Jan 2019 | Published: 08 Jan 2019

TOPICS:  MPLS | WAN
ComputerWeekly.com

Faster SD-WAN Adoption Requires Improved Application Performance Tools
sponsored by Infovista
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Ovum report explores how to improve your ability to monitor, manage, and control app performance during the transition to SD-WAN.
Posted: 09 Nov 2018 | Published: 09 Nov 2018

Infovista

Software Defined Networking & Services
sponsored by Apcela
RESEARCH CONTENT: This ISG research report takes a look at the network services currently leading the market – both the new and the old, but with a particular emphasis on SDN-based approaches. To learn more about your options for WAN, SD-WAN, 4G/5G mobility, and other managed networking services, explore the report's key findings.
Posted: 04 Oct 2018 | Published: 30 Jun 2018

Apcela

Network Abstraction for the Digitally Transformative Enterprise
sponsored by NetFoundry
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to spin up highly secure, performant app-specific networks or "AppWANs" that are designed to help you extend traditional networks to the cloud, pave the way for IoT adoption, work within a DevOps paradigm, and more.
Posted: 16 Aug 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

NetFoundry

5 Myths About Enterprise SD-WAN
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a secure approach to enterprise SD-WAN with connectivity and NGFW security managed together at scale, and discover the truth behind 5 SD-WAN myths.
Posted: 23 May 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Forcepoint

Failsafe Software-defined WANs
sponsored by Oracle and Talari Networks
WHITE PAPER: Explore why more and more enterprises are implementing SD-WAN to help improve cost savings, flexibility, bandwidth, network manageability and superior cloud access.
Posted: 10 Apr 2018 | Published: 10 Apr 2018

Oracle and Talari Networks

SD-WAN Application Reliability across the Enterprise Branch
sponsored by Oracle and Talari Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn about SD-WAN and find out how multi-location firms like the law offices of Taft, Stettinius, & Hollister can extend the capabilities of traditional WAN and MPLS without excessively driving up costs.
Posted: 09 Apr 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Oracle and Talari Networks

The New WAN: Why Private Internet Will Replace MPLS
sponsored by Cato Networks
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can make the move towards SD-WAN and create a global, secure network with MPLS-like performance but without the high bandwidth costs.
Posted: 27 Mar 2018 | Published: 27 Mar 2018

Cato Networks

How to Re-evaluate your MPLS Service Provider
sponsored by Cato Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this MPLS checklist to gain valuable insights into the pros and cons of 3 different MPLS approaches and network design considerations to improve overall agility and flexibility.
Posted: 26 Mar 2018 | Published: 26 Mar 2018

Cato Networks

The Future of SD-WAN
sponsored by Cato Networks
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to create a software-defined and cloud-based secure enterprise network so that you can accommodate an increasingly mobile workforce and rising cloud adoption.
Posted: 22 Mar 2018 | Published: 22 Mar 2018

Cato Networks

How SD-WAN is Satisfying Application Performance Needs
sponsored by Comcast Business
RESOURCE: Learn how SD-WAN provides the scalability and reliability enterprise networks need to meet growing customer demands.
Posted: 08 Mar 2018 | Published: 08 Mar 2018

Comcast Business

SD-WAN: Enabling the Enterprise to Overcome Barriers to Digital Transformation
sponsored by Comcast Business
RESOURCE: This IDC InfoBrief reveals real-world insight into how enterprise demands and frustrations with WAN cost and complexity are leading to rapid SD-WAN adoption. Find the research that supports these claims inside.
Posted: 08 Mar 2018 | Published: 08 Mar 2018

Comcast Business

Case Study: Building a Manageable High-Performing Network
sponsored by Silver Peak
CASE STUDY: One company needed a reliable and secure way to connect on-premises networks at its headquarters and other locations with data center network resources to support long-term growth. Access this case study to see how Shelby was able to achieve a scalable infrastructure while minimizing IT management.
Posted: 18 Aug 2017 | Published: 29 Dec 2016

Silver Peak

Silver Peak Enhances its SD-WAN Edge Device to Improve the Branch Experience
sponsored by Silver Peak
RESOURCE: Learn about the functionality SD-WAN boasts that MPLS just can't match, including access to 4G LTE and broadband and increased application performance for mobile and remote users.
Posted: 04 May 2017 | Published: 14 Apr 2017

Silver Peak

Technology in Action: Kingston Tech Migrates to a Broadband WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper and see how Kingston Technology implemented a software-defined WAN to reduce costs and complexity while streamlining data replication efforts.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

Silver Peak

How to Manage Latency when Moving to SD-WAN
sponsored by VMware and Intel
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore the considerations you should keep in mind when surveying your SD-WAN connectivity options. Find out how to ensure stable performance even for latency-sensitive apps and workflows.
Posted: 30 Nov 2018 | Published: 28 Nov 2018

VMware and Intel

How to Transition from MPLS to SD-WAN
sponsored by VMware and Intel
EGUIDE: Don't transition from MPLS to SD-WAN deployment without a migration plan. Follow these 4 steps as a guideline to avoid MPLS contract disasters, unexpected costs and delayed installation.
Posted: 30 Nov 2018 | Published: 28 Nov 2018

VMware and Intel

4 Common Misconceptions about SD-WAN
sponsored by GTT
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover 4 misconceptions about SD-WAN so that you can see through the hyperbole and get the facts.
Posted: 22 Oct 2018 | Published: 18 Oct 2018

GTT

Does Your SD-WAN Need an Active-Active Connection?
sponsored by Hughes Network Systems
EGUIDE: Most SD-WAN adopters are looking for an active-active connection, but this is not right for every organization. Before you jump into the deep end with SD-WAN, read this e-guide and learn how to assess your network to see if an active-active connection is right for you.
Posted: 23 Aug 2017 | Published: 18 Aug 2017

Hughes Network Systems

Howe Robinson - Multi-Protocol Label Switched Network
sponsored by Telstra Global
CASE STUDY: This exclusive case study examines how one of the largest ship broking companies uses a multi-protocol label switched (MPLS) network solution to provide their global offices with the resources they need to improve productivity, boost operational efficiency, and drive innovation.
Posted: 27 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

Telstra Global
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