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It's main benefit it does for L3 routing what VLANs do for L2.
Often very useful to Service Providers who have multiple customer traffic flowing across their infrastructure that they wish to keep (logically) separate from each other.
Can be useful in the Enterprise too. For example, suppose you want to provide a logical guest network across your Enterprise's physical network in parallel with your logical corporate network. VRF would help support this.
Service provider often use MPLS to support VRF. In the Enterprise, VLANs are often used to support VRF.
In the Enterprise VRF might also be used during a company merger as two distinct company networks can be run across one combined infrastructure.
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