MPLS: The Global Label Maker

Nick Allgood
Talk Description: 

MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) is the backbone technology that allows the geographically distant locations appear to be directly connected (because they are!). MPLS accomplishes this via a number of mechanisms but utilizing a very simple concept at it's core.

* MPLS History
* MPLS Basics
* Metro Ethernet Forum
* MPLS Software
* Layer 2 VPN's
* Layer 3 VPN's
* Basic Traffic Engineering
* Beyond MPLS

* Bonus: Poor Man's MPLS: L2TPV3 (Time permitting).

Nick Allgood is CCIE #37428 and works full time as a network architect for a university. He is also pursuing his PhD in computer science at UMBC in Baltimore, MD.