Virtual Private LAN Service
For businesses wanting the benefits of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) between multiple sites, we offer a Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS). With a VPLS, the local area network (LAN) at each site is extended to the edge of our data network. Our network then emulates a switch or bridge to connect all of the your LANs to create a single bridged LAN.
Extending the LAN environment
A Virtual Private LAN Service is a way to provide Ethernet-based multipoint-to-multipoint communication over IP or MPLS networks. It allows geographically dispersed sites to share an Ethernet broadcast domain by connecting sites through pseudo or virtual wires. It extends the plug-and-play functionality in the LAN across the Wide Area Network (WAN) by facilitating the creation of a completely private Layer 2 virtual Cloud, to which customers can connect all of their offices in order to gain any-to-any connectivity. VPLS enables rapid and flexible service provisioning because the service bandwidth is not tied to the physical interface. All services appear to be on the same LAN, regardless of location simplifying the LAN/WAN boundary for Service Providers and customers alike.