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Virtual Routing in the Cloud by Amit Srivastava, Stephen Lynn, Arvind Durai

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Cloud

This chapter introduces the concept of cloud computing. It provides an overview of the evolution from the physical data center to the concept of virtualization within the data center. It describes the various cloud models available and how virtualization is enabling the present-day transition to the cloud. The chapter illustrates multitenant data center designs and introduces the concept of software-defined networking (SDN).

Evolution of the Data Center

A data center is a facility that houses computer systems and data storage. These systems are interconnected by high-speed network infrastructure to facilitate information dissemination and processing. The data center is in the center of the modern technology evolution ...

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