Businesses running their data center networking business-critical infrastructure with an EVPN implementation are confronted with several challenges, leading to slower adoption and maturity of the technology than the benefits promise.
A multi-vendor data center environment faces design and protocol incompatibilities between different vendors’ EVPN implementations. This complicates achieving a solid configuration and stable EVPN network. Specific EVPN challenges include:
- Multi-vendor and cross-vendor implementation incompatibilities
- Configuration complexity at scale: requiring many lines of configuration on every switch
- Operational complexity: extremely hard to configure and troubleshoot
- Monitoring/telemetry: needs day1 and day2 analytics to provide a comprehensive view of the entire network
After you read this white paper you'll understand how automation of data center operations across the lifecycle of the network — from the design/build phase, through the configuration and deployment/operate phases — can ease implementation difficulties so that your network can unlock the routing, multi-tenancy and scalability benefits that EVPN technology offers.