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    What is benefit of a VLAN?

    Can anyone tell me what the benefits are for a vlan? I see that layeredtech shows them, but I don't see the benefits for hosting?
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    If I am correct...

    When you have serveral servers at one DC you may wish to use a clustering / direct / etc option and have the servers communicate with each other. Traditionally you're billed for bandwidth that goes out of your machine, so you would be billed for traffic that's internal. A vlan eliminates this problem and allows for unlimited data transfer between your servers at one DC.

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    K, thanks!
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    The company I work for set up VLANs so that customers with colocation boxes can't assign themselves IPs that don't belong to them. With the VLAN the switches automatically filter invalid IP addresses out.
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