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R. CardonaThe Fast-Track Guide to VXLAN BGP EVPN Fabrics https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6930-5_1

1. Introduction to Spine-and-Leaf Topologies

Rene Cardona1  
(1)
California, CA, USA
 

The traditional campus design topology has reached the limits of today’s network architecture scalability and performance requirements.

A spine-and-leaf VXLAN BGP EVPN fabric provides a robust backbone network that handles the demand for high-density, multigigabit traffic requirements. It allows real-time access to high-performance databases, streaming media content in 4K resolution, and terabyte file transfers without latency or lack of speed when accessed by thousands of concurrent ...

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