Benefits of MPLS
Posted on 2008-10-27
looking for some broad advice/suggestions for further reading.
We operate a fairly basic 2-site setup. Main site (approx 100 people) has a leased line, 2nd much smaller site is currently serviced by a standard ADSL connection, with a permanent VPN cx between them. The cx is fairly reliable but also fairly slow. We dont use VOIP at the moment, but would like the option to move to it in the medium term.
Someone has (quite strongly) suggested we look into MPLS, but I'm afraid I know almost nothing about it. I would be very interested in your thoughts (just broad strokes or bullet points would be great) as to the applicability of MPLS to our network. I have started to look into it, but my initial feel is that it looks like overkill for what is essentially a fairly basic setup. Thoughts/other suggestions much appreciated.