VXLAN scalability challenges

Ivan Pepelnjak comments at

VXLAN, one of the first MAC-over-IP (overlay) virtual networking solutions is definitely a major improvement over traditional VLAN-based virtual networking technologies … but not without its own scalability limitations.

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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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