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CCDE Study Guide by Marwan Al-shawi

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Chapter 8. Data Center Networks Design

The data center network (DCN) is the primary element interconnecting the various components that all collectively comprise a data center. These components include the following computing, application, storage, and security nodes and services, where scalability, resiliency, security, and performance are the most common fundamental considerations of a successful DCN design.

This brief definition of a DCN emphasizes the important role of the data center’s network infrastructure. In fact, all the communications between applications and services into and out of the data center are steered and carried by the network. As a result, any network availability or capacity issue within the underlying network infrastructure ...

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