The Border Gateway Protocol has become the most popular routing protocol in the data center. But for all its popularity, some consider BGP to be too complicated. Despite its maturity and sophistication, many network operators and data center administrators won’t go anywhere near it. If only there were an equally sophisticated BGP guide to solve this problem…

Fortunately, your prayers to the data center gods have been answered. We at Cumulus are incredibly proud of our Chief Scientist, Dinesh Dutt, who has added the title of “published author” to his impressive repertoire with the publication of the ebook BGP in the Data Center. This handy BGP how-to guide, published by O’Reilly Media, is the ideal companion for anyone looking to better understand the Border Gateway Protocol and its place in the data center. It’s perfect for any network operators and engineers that want to become masters of this protocol, regardless of their base level of familiarity with BGP.

In this ebook, Dinesh covers BGP operations and enhancements to simplify its use in order to help readers truly appreciate the elegance and ultimate simplicity of BGP.

This guide covers topics such as:

  • How the BGP theory of operations works for the modern data center
  • Enhancements to BGP configuration provided by open networking
  • BGP best practices
  • How to manage changes
  • Troubleshooting routing problems
  • And much more!

While some network operators and engineers may disregard these benefits and argue that BGP is excessively complicated and difficult to understand, BGP in the Data Center makes learning this protocol accessible and intuitive. Dinesh Dutt breaks it down into easily digestible sections focusing on the theory, design and operationalization of BGP in data center networks — including automation.

But please, don’t just take our word for it! Download your own copy of BGP in the Data Center here and become a master of the most popular routing protocol.

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