Temper Your MacGyver Streak

Ivan Pepelnjak from comments:

Microseconds after VXLAN was launched at VMworld 2011, someone started promoting it as a data center extension solution. Even though layer-2 DCI doesn’t make much sense (even to server people) and VXLAN is really not a DCI solution, the lure of misusing a technology was irresistible.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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