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Interconnecting Data Centers Using VPLS (Ensure Business Continuance on Virtualized Networks by Implementing Layer 2 Connectivity Across Layer 3) by Patrice Bellagamba, Nash Darukhanawalla - CCIE No. 10332

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Chapter 6. Case Studies for Data Center Interconnect

Data center interconnect (DCI) is attracting attention because it is one of the pillars of generalizing the concept of virtualization across data centers. Both new server middleware usages, which offer clustering for high availability or flexibility for servers’ virtual organization (VMotion), and more traditional requirements for physical server migration increasingly require a capability to extend VLANs (Layer 2 bridging, L2) across data center sites.

This chapter examines two deployments that implement DCI using Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) technology. One deployment is a large government organization (GOV) that provides internal networking and data center solutions. The other is ...

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