A guide to designing and implementing VPLS services over an IP/MPLS switched service provider backbone Today's communication providers are looking for convenience, simplicity, and flexible bandwidth across wide area networks-but with the quality of service and control that is critical for business networking applications like video, voice and data. Carrier Ethernet VPN services based on VPLS makes this a reality. Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) is a pseudowire (PW) based, multipoint-to-multipoint layer 2 Ethernet VPN service provided by services providers By deploying a VPLS service to customers, the operator can focus on providing high throughput, highly available Ethernet bridging services and leave the layer 3 routing decision up to the customer. Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) is quickly becoming the number one choice for many enterprises and service providers to deploy data communication networks. Alcatel-Lucent VPLS solution enables service providers to offer enterprise customers the operational cost benefits of Ethernet with the predictable QoS characteristics of MPLS. * Explains how Alcatel-Lucent VPLS solution allows operational cost benefits of Ethernet with the characteristics of MPLS * Discusses the new service-oriented MPLS techlogy, such as RSVP-TE, Fast Reroute, Secondary LSP, etc * Reviews the IP/MPLS VPN Service Architecture-pseudowire based Layer 2 VPN services * Addresses the Ethernet Layer 2 VPN services-Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) and Virtual Leased Line (VLL) * Covers Advanced Layer 2 VPN topics-Service Resiliency, BGP Auto-discovery for VPLS, Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) for VPLS, and OAM for VPLS
Zhuo (Frank) Xu is a recognized MPLS/VPLS service routing expert. A seasoned telecom professional, he holds several industry IP certifications including the distinction of being the world's first Alcatel-Lucent Service Routing Architect.