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Exam Ref 70-745 Implementing a Software-Defined DataCenter by Joel Stidley, Jeff Graves

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Chapter 2. Implement Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

The second key pillar in a Software-Defined Datacenter is Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Virtualized network resources are not a new concept. Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) have been traditionally used to isolate networks, and virtual appliances have been replacing physical network devices in datacenters for years. As networks grow, managing these complex environments becomes a challenge. SDN aims to solve these challenges by creating a centralized, programmable, standards-based way of defining the network architecture.

Previous versions of Windows Server and System Center introduced the concept of network virtualization, but the new networking stack in Windows Server 2016 enables ...

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