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Re: MPLS VPNs or not?

  • From: Christian Kuhtz
  • Date: Tue Aug 07 23:40:12 2001

On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 06:35:12PM -0700, Vadim Antonov wrote:
> 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.

Ideally, customers will never ask for anything new, nobody will ever invent a
better mousetrap, nobody will ever come up with a more efficient way of doing
something.  I think that's called paradise.

This isn't about chasing a reality that doesn't exist.  It's about managing 
the risk of evolving an infrastructure.  And it is possible to evolve the 
network while maintaining stability.

Quite frankly, I don't see what this has to do with 2547(bis) architectural 
viability anymore.

Christian Kuhtz <[email protected]> -wk, <[email protected]> -hm
Sr. Architect, Engineering & Architecture,, Atlanta, GA, U.S.
"I speak for myself only."