Knology Taps Riverstone for VPLS


Knology Inc. is deploying Riverstone Networks’ “15008” Ethernet edge routers to enhance its offering of virtual-private-local-area-network (VPLS) services, the vendor said Tuesday.

Knology said it is offering VPLS services in select cities within Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

"VPLS provides our customers with an attractive alternative to other VPN [virtual-private-network] services by allowing them to maintain control of their internal routed networks while still enjoying the benefits of a carrier-managed service," Knology senior manager of data-network operations Bradley Frye said in a prepared statement.

"Using the Riverstone 15008, we can seamlessly and cost-effectively migrate our customers from ATM [asynchronous transfer mode] and leased-line services to VPLS for added reliability, scalability and high bandwidth,” he added.