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EVPN in the data center: Your go-to guide

Best practices for how to adopt VXLAN in your Clos-based network

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Ethernet VPN (EVPN) has recently been gaining support among companies looking to solve problems in the design of data center networks. This mature technology has been part of service provider networks for years, but network architects and operators have to contend with complex concepts and terminology in the EVPN standards document. This eBook cuts through the fog and explains how you can deploy this technology seamlessly in your data center.

By guiding you through EVPN concepts and practicalities, author Dinesh Dutt describes why this technology is the piece you need to successfully adopt VXLAN in your Clos-based network. You'll discover why EVPN can be simpler to use in data centers than in service provider networks.

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  • Understand network virtualization overlays (NVO) and network tunneling
  • Learn the constructs that Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) provides to support NVOs
  • Understand how bridging works in EVPN networks, including the control plane and data plane
  • Inspect the most common deployment scenarios in EVPN configuration and put them to use in other situations