Ivan Peplnjak posts an outstanding summary of the myriad networking challenges when designing a dual Data Centre . Complete with cynical commentary and live action diagrams, he explains the problem and some suggestions for the solution. Recommended for everyone!
We have a network with two data centers (connected with a DCI link). How could we ensure the applications in a data center stay reachable even if all local Internet links fail?
On the face of it, the problem seems trivial; after all, you already have the DCI link in place, so what’s the big deal … but we quickly figured out the problem is trickier than it seems.
IPspace.net – Video Session on Redundant Data Center Internet Connectivity.