Use of BGP for Routing in Large-Scale Data Centers, August 2016
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- P. Lapukhov
J. Mitchell, Ed.
- rtgwg (rtg)
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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.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.