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Free Technology Guide: Demystifying Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs

Free Technology Guide: Demystifying Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs

Posted by Shara Evans in Press Releases 04 Jul 2006


Sydney , AUSTRALIA – July 4, 2006 – Market Clarity has launched a free Technology Guide designed to help customers understand the practical differences between various types of Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs.

Demystifying Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs is aimed at corporate communications and IT managers looking to align telecommunications technologies and standards to their business strategy, and help them plan their next-generation service decisions.

The report compares and contrasts a variety of WAN technologies, from traditional ATM and Frame Relay services through to Ethernet, IP, IP/MPLS and VPLS services. The document discusses each technology in terms of suitability for a range of applications.

A series of easy-to-read tables and Decision Trees provide readers with a clear path to choosing the type of service that best fits their requirements.

In this Technology Guide, Market Clarity has used “traffic light” tables to illustrate the detailed technology and business considerations associated with Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, covering everything from the customer’s capex preferences and legacy network considerations, through to next-generation application requirements and security.

These technology and business comparisons are reinforced with Decision Trees to help readers choose between the various types of Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks.

Publication of Demystifying Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs was made possible by sponsorship from Nextgen Networks.


About Market Clarity

Market Clarity is an award-winning telecommunications analyst firm founded in January 2006 by leading Australian telecommunications researcher and strategic consultant, Shara Evans. The firm covers all aspects of telecommunications, including traditional and converged services and technologies. Market Clarity’s extensive databases of technical and market information cover a wide range of facts and figures on the technologies and services that are shaping the Australian telecommunications market. Market Clarity’s GIS tools and research databases enable the correlation and presentation of highly complex information in an intuitive geographic (map) format.

Market Clarity’s insights are derived from a deep understanding of technology, coupled with comprehensive research, which examines each segment of a service’s value chain as well as underlying population demographics. By leveraging its engineering knowledge with an ongoing primary research program, Market Clarity provides insight, intelligence and advice on all aspects of the Australian telecommunications market including traditional, converged and future technologies. Market Clarity’s unparalleled market knowledge and research databases are brought to all consulting engagements.

Market Clarity’s contribution to telecommunications in Australia was recognised by the telecommunications industry’s peak body, the Communications Alliance, which awarded the company its 2007 ACOMMS award for Services to the Industry – Professional Services.

Market Clarity is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.