VPLS stands for Virtual Private LAN Service & is a way to provide ethernet-based multipoint to multipoint communication over IP or MPLS networks. It enables businesses who use it to create a logical local area network (LAN) structure between geographically separate sites. IT doesn’t matter where these sites are all the services run on it will appear on the same LAN.
Virtual private networks have evolved considerably. Today VPLS based VPNs enable service providers to offer business customers the operational cost benefit of ethernet with the predictable quality of service characteristics associated with MPLs.
To understand the difference between VPLS and MPLs we need to understand each product.
MPLS stands for Multi-protocol label switching which is a technology method used by providers for high performing networks. It directs data using short labels rather than the traditional long network addresses, which saves valuable time.
Both VPLS & MPLS run the same underlying MPLS technology so they are very similar and can often be confused for one another. However, they are two separate products, and each is designed for separate reasons.
MPLS allows you to have a flexible, cost effective VPN across a shared core network infrastructure while using a choice of last mile technology. VPLS allows you to extend you network across different locations, however it can only utilise an ethernet last mile technology.
The price of a VPLS network varies and depends on different factors – how many sites, how far apart they are, what technology you need incorporated. So, there’s no set price we can give without those details.
VPLS has all the benefits of MPLS but with the added ability to do even more if it needs to. This means that its becomes a more futureproof and flexible option. It delivers a secure, private, full-mesh Ethernet VPN to connect your business internationally.
VPLs is also global so you can connect all your sites together into a single LAN, using ethernet technology. Sites are also easy to add so it can grow as quickly as your business can too.
What attracts many to using VPLS is the control over routing you get – which is a key benefit when it comes to security concerns
VPLS quotes vary based on your specific needs & the only way to know the prices is by getting a comparison done. We help you do this and get exclusive industry discounts which can save you up to 30% compared to direct pricing. All our VPLS providers have industry leading QoS & fix times and the comparison is completely free with no obligation to buy.
So if you are looking to get a new VPLS or your existing VPLS network is coming up for renewal why not get a free quote & see how much you can save?
If you want to extend your private office network across a public network, such as your business internet, you have a few options:
The key benefits of VPLS are:
So to get your free VPLS quote today fill out our WAN contact form with as much information as possible and one of our specialists will get in touch.