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MPLS or Frame Relay

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Feb 11th, 2008
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Guys,


New to networking and have been asked to propose a project on MPLS vs Frame relay in terms of performance. Which technology is better, in terms of performance, for small, medium, and large networks


Any help on this would be a great help


thanks

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mheusing Fri, 02/15/2008 - 09:04
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Hi Scott,


A question: what do you mean by "performance"? There are various definitions and you could ask about parameters like throughput, delay, availability, cost, etc.

For a real product and some listing of advantages of MPLS over frame-relay have a look at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/iosswrel/ps6537/ps6557/prod_white_paper0900aecd803e55d7.pdf

Or have a look at

http://www.mpls-experts.com/mpls-frame-relay.html


Regards, Martin


Joseph W. Doherty Sat, 02/16/2008 - 06:00
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If for performance, you just mean moving bits, little difference. (Historically, MPLS roots were in providing very high speed packet forwarding, but with later hardware improvements, this advantage has diminished.) If you what to provide different levels of service or easily do full mesh routing, MPLS is the choice. (Martin's references provide further details.)

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