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Top Four Planning Considerations Before You Deploy a VPLS WAN

Published: 08 June 2010

ID: G00201371

Analyst(s): Bjarne Munch


An increasingly number of businesses are deploying virtual private LAN service for WAN connectivity. However, there's still confusion as to how to manage VPLS, and how this will affect operational complexity and costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Flat Layer 2 Networks Aren't for All Enterprises
  • Flat Layer 2 Networks Offer Increased Privacy Separation From the Carrier, but Add Security Risks
  • Routing Over a Broadcast Domain Raises New Routing Demands
  • Managing Class of Service QoS

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