MacStadium Knowledge Base

Frequently Asked Questions

Networking

What is a PVLAN/VLAN? Can I have one configured for multiple data centers?

As a best practice and for network stability, it is recommended to limit layer 2 size to a single geographical location. A PVLAN or VLAN is a layer 2 configuration. Layer 2 does not and can not extend between data centers.

When customers are in different data centers they should be able to inherently communicate between each other like any two servers on the internet. Public internet connected servers will not be able to see each other as if they are on the same LAN segment.