Chapter 4. Data Center Design

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Enterprise DC Architecture

Challenges in the DC

Enterprise DC Infrastructure

Virtualization Overview

Virtualization Technologies

Data Center Interconnects

Load Balancing in the DC

This chapter covers enterprise data center design fundamentals and challenges facing today’s data center environments. General data center architecture, DC components, including security and storage integration, and design considerations are examined.

This chapter also provides an overview of virtualization, discusses the various virtualization technologies and network virtualization design considerations. The chapter finishes up with techniques for connecting DCs and load balancing in the DC. ...

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