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Building Data Centers with VXLAN BGP EVPN: A Cisco NX-OS Perspective by David Jansen, Shyam Kapadia, Lukas Krattiger

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Chapter 1 Introduction to Programmable Fabric

In this chapter, the following topics will be covered:

Requirements of today’s data centers

Evolution of data center technology from Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) to VXLAN BGP EVPN

Programmable fabric concepts

Data centers have evolved significantly over the past few years. This evolution has occurred rapidly and within a relatively short time period, bringing popular technologies such as virtualization, ...

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