New label switcher can beef up a private network

By Robert Currier, ITworld.com |  Networking

Users will receive Duke IP addresses and domain names and will, for all intents and
purposes, be directly connected to the campus network. And, best of all, users can be
located anywhere that Road Runner provides service in this area. If you can get Road
Runner service, you can have MPLS-based Duke networking.

We're still in the early design phases of this project. MPLS is a new technology and
is still evolving. This is the first time Road Runner has offered such a service. I
suspect we'll have more than a few hurdles to clear before we can go to production with
MPLS-based cable modem service. But I think it will be worth the trouble. An easily
managed, secure, ubiquitous residential broadband offering is an enterprise network
manager's dream.

For a more in-depth look at MPLS, take a look at these resources:

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