Ryan Booth of Moving Ones & Zeros comments:
Smaller shops might be fine with giving up a few links, but extending a L2 domain is asking for trouble. Larger shops need every link they can get and demand the flexibility to move a VM anywhere. So we are being forced down a road of L2 everywhere. How do we do it?
Our current model is broken, or better said, it’s out dated. We need a technology that is adaptable to the movement of the application. This will take some time…
Excellent primer on VXLAN from Ryan. This is a must read if you’re looking at moving your data center networking stack into the 21st century.
Read more at: Current Trends in DC Networking – VXLAN Overview