Locator ID Separation Protocol

Connectivity requirements between data center locations depend on the nature of the applications running in these data centers. Most commonly deployed applications fall into one of the following categories: routable applications, nonroutable applications, clustered applications, distributed applications, and virtualized applications. For routable applications, nothing more than an IP network is required to make sure application components can communicate with each other. Nonroutable applications typically expect to be placed on a share transmissions medium, such as Ethernet, and as such require data center interconnect to exhibit Layer 2 connectivity properties. Clustered applications are a “mixed bag,” with some ...

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