Ina Minei is a network protocols engineer at Juniper Networks whose focus is MPLS protocols and applications, DiffServ-aware traffic engineering and network convergence. She has helped to implement these and other features into the JUNOS operating system. She is active in industry forums, has presented MPLS tutorials at the North American Network Operators' Group conference and is a regular contributor to the IETF. She is the author of Juniper Networks' whitepaper on Diffserv-aware traffic engineering. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, she worked for Cisco Systems on the development of a next generation router operating system.
Julian Lucek has worked with the Photonics Research Department at British Telecom where he co-built the world's first all-optical regenerator before moving into the IP field to evaluate new routing platforms. His current post is that of Consulting Engineer for Juniper Networks working with major Service Providers on MPLS deployments. He is the author of many published papers in the field of communications technology and holds several patents in that area.
There are some many books about MPLS, however, they only provide an understanding of the technology basics and then refer to RFCs or working-group drafts in order to keep abreast of the latest changes. Not so with this book... In fact, this book is so current that reading the... There are some many books about MPLS, however, they only provide an understanding of the technology basics and then refer to RFCs or working-group drafts in order to keep abreast of the latest changes. Not so with this book... In fact, this book is so current that reading the working-group drafts is largely unnecessary. It is incredibly comprehensive, concise, and gives the reader a thorough understanding of the business drivers. Furthermore, it illustrates the various ways in which MPLS services can be offered and outlines the pros and cons of each approach so that the network designer can make intelligent decisions with regards to implementation. I loved the new additions to this book specifically around point-to-multipoint (P2MP) pseudowires and expert level protection providing 50ms fail over. This book is essential for any network that currently runs MPLS or is thinking about implementing MPLS. MPLS-Eanbled Applications is the new de facto MPLS book.