Virtual Private LAN Service

As companies race to the cloud, the demand for scalable and latency-sensitive infrastructures has risen dramatically. The results of rapidly changing end-user requirements coupled with the advancement of the overall IT industry have caused many enterprises to rethink their WAN infrastructure. VPLS offers total control of IP routing so IT teams are enabled to respond to varying levels of demand and change quickly.

MPLS IP VPN offers more than layer 3 routed WAN services. Today, MPLS VPNs provide the Enterprise with a hybrid of options including layer 2 VPLS and Virtual Leased Line connectivity.

VPLS is a class of VPN that connects disparate sites in a centralized domain over a managed IP/MPLS network. This allows Local Area Networks to communicate and appear as a single Ethernet LAN. A VPLS can carry non-IP traffic without conversion or encapsulation, and maintenance can fall under the service provider or the in-house team.

Key Benefits of VPLS

Decreased latency

Improved speed and security

Highly scalable

Adaptable to legacy protocols and IP


When deciding on how to connect various sites in the most efficient and affordable manner, it’s wise to consult with an experienced and impartial resource like NEF. NEF brings the collected experience of thousands of projects from companies large and small as well as a deep understanding of the marketplace and how the disparate elements of a network, including cloud, fiber and data centers, can combine to create seamless connectivity and an optimal end-user experience.

If you're considering a VPLS, talk with an NEF connectivity specialist today.

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