Chapter 2. Designing Scalable Enterprise Networks

Modern enterprise network design focuses on achieving high availability, security, and scalability. The modern enterprise follows a certain design methodology to achieve these objectives. This methodology is the product of years of experience, careful feature development, and detailed protocol optimization. Any technology introduced into an enterprise network must not interfere with these principles and mechanisms.

When a network is virtualized, it must continue to meet the resiliency, security, and scalability levels that modern enterprises demand. To continue to deliver the appropriate connectivity level, a virtualized enterprise must follow the same design principles that have traditionally provided ...

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