MPLS Applications/Services

MPLS Applications, what are the MPLS Applications?. MPLS Applications mean MPLS Services. So what can we do with MPLS basically. Although the very first purpose of MPLS was fast switching, by the time services/applications with MPLS evolved and there are just so many reasons to use MPLS.  

Below are some of the most common use case , or in other words, Applications with MPLS.   Important MPLS applications/services for the network designers are listed below.

 
    • Layer 2 MPLS VPN (EoMPLS, VPLS, EVPN , VXLAN EVPN etc.)
    • Layer 3 MPLS VPN
    • Inter-AS MPLS VPNs (Layer 2 or Layer 3)
    • Carrier Supporting Carrier
    • MPLS Traffic Engineering
    • Seamless MPLS
    • GMPLS (Generalized MPLS)
    • MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP)
MPLS infrastructure can have all of the above MPLS application/ services at the same time. Most of them are architecture, so MPLS Labeling protocols itself (such as LDP, RSVP) are not enough for providing above applications/services.

Usually MPLS protocols, are used commonly with BGP, IGP and other protocols.
I just wanted to mention what people mean when they talk about MPLS applications, thus I am keeping post short but before I finish the post, let me recommend you a book, called . ' MPLS Enabled Applications'. If you are dealing with network design, above book is must to read.  

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