When the industry analysts, consultants and IT-focused press talk about cloud computing and everything-as-a-service, they usually conveniently forget the foundation that makes their cloudy offerings work – the networking infrastructure. This lecture describes the networking requirements of various cloud services (from infrastructure virtualization to software-as-a-service solutions) and designs you can use to build a data center networks that support them.


The lecture was delivered at EuroNOG 2011