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Can You Replace MPLS—and Should You?

Bupin Kuttatan

When multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) was developed in the 1990s, it offered faster network connections than public internet routing—a clear advantage as large businesses sought to accelerate traffic across geographically dispersed infrastructures. However, a lot has changed since then. Today, more and more business applications live in the cloud, requiring fast, secure connectivity between a wide range of cloud providers and services. MPLS—which is mainly used for point-to-point connectivity—simply wasn’t designed for the complex cloud interconnectivity needed in today’s hybrid multicloud environments. Thus, networking technology has evolved. Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) are better designed for cloud connectivity since they deliver…

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Posted by Bupin Kuttatan on Jul 18, 2022

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