RFC 7938

Use of BGP for Routing in Large-Scale Data Centers, August 2016

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https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7938.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
P. Lapukhov
A. Premji
J. Mitchell, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
rtgwg (rtg)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC7938

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Abstract

Some network operators build and operate data centers that support over one hundred thousand servers. In this document, such data centers are referred to as "large-scale" to differentiate them from smaller infrastructures. Environments of this scale have a unique set of network requirements with an emphasis on operational simplicity and network stability. This document summarizes operational experience in designing and operating large-scale data centers using BGP as the only routing protocol. The intent is to report on a proven and stable routing design that could be leveraged by others in the industry.


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