Monday, March 31, 2008

Executive Summary: Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)

Subject: Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS)


Explanation: A specific type of data connection between different geographic locations.


Department: Information Technology


Cost: Varies depending on the amount of bandwidth you need.


Recommendation: Useful if you need a dedicated, "always-on" data connection. Beneficial when you need secure communications and speed.


Analogy: Imagine a direct telephone cable connection between different offices.


Associated Jargon: Frame relay, ATM, Layer 2.5 protocol,


More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPLS




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