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EVPN Doesn’t Need VXLAN

VXLAN changed the way we use layer 2 networking in the data center and solved a lot of our multitenancy problems. Today it’s inexorably linked with EVPN. Do you need to use VXLAN with EVPN? Are there alternatives? And how does the cloud change the conversation? In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons behind how EVPN Doesn’t Need VXLAN.

On-Premises for Today’s Roundtable:


Chris Cummings

Vince Schuele

Jay Stewart


Tom Hollingsworth

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Tom Hollingsworth

Tom Hollingsworth is a networking professional, blogger, and speaker on advanced technology topics. He is also an organizer for networking and wireless for Tech Field Day.  His blog can be found at

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