The difference between Spanning Tree and Leaf-Spine networking
When considering the private cloud, traditionally, company's private datacenters have implemented 3-tier layer 2 networks based on the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), which doesn't lend itself well to modern software-defined networks. So, we will look at what a STP is in more depth as well as modern Leaf-Spine network architectures.
Spanning Tree Protocol
The implementation of STP provides a number of options for network architects in terms of implementation, but it also adds a layer of complexity to the network. Implementation of the STP gives network architects the certainty that it will prevent layer 2 loops from occurring in the network.
A typical representation of a 3-tier layer 2 ...