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Re: MPLS VPNs or not?
On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Robert Raszuk wrote: > 5 years from now you will see routers from multiple vedors allowing you > to store & process orders of mangnitute of more routes. As a matter of > fact if you have so much routes - you as an opertator should only be > happy - as it means you are selling your new service and erning more > money. Funny how nothing changes as years pass... For some obscure reason, these promised "routers able to store & process orders of magnitude of more routes" always seem to be available a year or so _after_ they could save the day. I think the _best_ way for an operator to earn money is called "customer retention". No implementation costs, little operational costs; a cash cow. In my opinion, the best way to keep customers is not to offer new features on a flaky network, but to have network to be truly dependable. It's customer churn (and "make buck quickly" mentality) which kills ISPs. --vadim