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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 13. Evolution of Data Center Interconnect

This chapter provides a speculative overview of the emerging technologies and architectures that could revolutionize the future of data center interconnect (DCI) without compromising the stability of large bridging domains.

A Larger Problem to Solve

The need to extend a VLAN across multiple sites is a key reason why DCI is a primary focus of the application and server side of the IT community.

The key question is this: Will this requirement last for long or will server-to-server applications evolve and integrate IP routing for their control-plane traffic? It is difficult to predict the future, especially in the world of virtualization, which is in its inception. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile ...

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