Metaswitch DC-EVPN, combined with DC-BGP and DC-Label Manager, delivers a complete Ethernet VPN solution architected to serve the requirements of service provider access and data center interconnect applications.
Layer 2 VPNs are widely deployed in service provider networks where Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) is one of the most common technologies used for providing Layer 2 VPN services to enterprise customers and for Data Center Interconnect (DCI). However, VPLS but lacks several features – such as MAC mobility, active-active redundancy, and fast convergence – that are of particular importance to Data Center networking. RFC 7423 addresses these limitations by defining an operation of a new Layer 2 VPN solution based on BGP and MPLS called Ethernet Virtual Private Network (EVPN).
Metaswitch’s DC-EVPN component support the creation of both MPLS and VXLAN based EVPNS. DC-EVPN features include:
When used in combination with the Metaswitch products detailed above, DC‑EVPN enables support for an L2VPN capable of carrying unicast IP traffic by supporting the following EVPN features.
DC‑EVPN supports the following features for VXLAN-based EVPN.