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VPWS vs X-connect
« on: May 13, 2018, 03:04:12 AM »
What is the difference between these two L2vpn technologies?

The bits of info I was able to find but still don't answer my question-

VPWS:

Virtual private wire service (VPWS)—Has a characteristic of a fixed relationship between an attachment-virtual circuit and an emulated virtual circuit. VPWS-based services are point-to-point (for example, Frame-Relay/ATM/Ethernet services over IP/MPLS).

source: http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=680839&seqNum=10

X-connect:

Xconnects are used to connect 2 distant sites that can use any of these technologies : Frame-Relay, PPP, Ethernet, ATM, that's why xconnects are also called Any Transport over MPLS (AToM).

source: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/thread/68730

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Re: VPWS vs X-connect
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 04:52:22 AM »
I think its more terminology than anything else. the actual traffic (EoMPLS) is the pseudowire, whilst the end to end LSPs comprise the VPWs service. Same same

https://wiki.mef.net/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=29753773