As my practical knowledge of MPLS is very limited I would like to ask a question regarding MPLS network design and Cisco appliances. First let me explain the requirements. A prospective client wants to build a MPLS network in order to connect 10-12 sites. The network will use fiber optics to connect the sites. They have decided that they want MPLS, although usually MPLS is not used in such small designs. As traffic volume and bandwidth demand are not an issue because the requirements are somehow modest what would be the minimum specifications for building such a network using Cicso appliances? Can it be build using 3750 ME or 4500 switches or do you need to use routers and if so which model ?
Thank you very much for your help