Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is the next generation of multi-location interoffice networking. By labeling items to point to the direction they should go in the beginning, the right MPLS solutions will ensure that the end-user’s information will flow more succinctly and with less bottlenecking.
MPLS utilizes many of the concepts of ATM and Frame Relay with advantages that allow it to be much more scalable. Some of these advantages include:
- Fully-Meshed / Self-Healing Network (if one node goes down, the others will work)
- Allows for multiple types of transports to be used – DSL/Cable, T1, and Ethernet
- Labeling enables the end-user to be able to prioritize packets. Consequently, one can dictate that voice takes priority over data.
- Traffic flows entirely through MPLS Cloud. The MPLS telco partitions a particular portion for just your traffic. This helps the data flow more quickly, while also giving you peace of mind that your critical information is in a safe MPLS cloud.
The following video gives a visual explanation of how MPLS works.
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