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As business needs have evolved, so has data center networking architecture. Virtualized, abstracted networks are now gaining traction as software-defined technologies take hold in the enterprise.
But for network managers used to more traditional traffic forwarding patterns -- where one IP address would simply "talk" to another -- some of the more modern networking concepts can seem complicated. Familiarize yourself with virtual networks, software-defined networking (SDN) and other recent data center networking architecture trends with this quiz.
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