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The Ethernet virtual private network (EVPN) introduces a new model for Ethernet services delivery. It has been dubbed the next-generation all-in-one VPN. With it, you can achieve network simplicity, agility, and scale. All these features are essential in the era of cloud-scale networking. An EVPN does the job of many legacy VPN technologies, and does it better than each them in a one-to-one comparison.

Simplify your network

Ethernet VPN (EVPN) can help you boost agility and cut through the complexity of daily operations.


The number of protocols serving different purposes in your network has accumulated over the years. That buildup makes daily operations more complex than they need to be. And it hinders your ability to deliver end-to-end services with speed and agility.


The Ethernet VPN provides a wide of range of services, such as E-LAN, E-Line, E-Tree, Layer 3 VPN, data center interconnect (DCI), DC overlay, and Integrated Routing and Bridging (IRB). These services were previously provided by disjointed technologies.


Ethernet VPN helps unify the control plane and separates it from the data plane. EVPN supports MPLS, segment routing, Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), Network Virtualization Using Generic Route Encapsulation (NVGRE), and other data-plane encapsulations.

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