Enterprise networks often consist of multiple sites that often operate in a hierarchical manner for routing traffic among the sites, as well as to/from external networks. With the deployment of enterprise or hybrid cloud services within enterprise networks, such as cloud productivity services, communication services, etc. many policies, security, and/or performance requirements have to be met that often depend on the knowledge of sources and destinations, including their user/group information, security information, credentials, etc. However, it is often difficult to aggregate such information to scale in an end-to-end manner, similar to routing prefixes, as it can be difficult to store such information within the hardware resources of a network. In order to address such issues, techniques are presented herein through which a clustering capability can be enabled for existing and/or newly deployed physical and/or virtual networking devices in order to form a virtual network service control plane that can facilitate scaling for the deployment of hybrid cloud services. As described in further detail herein, networking protocols can be utilized to provide intent and guidance regarding the replication capability of databases in distributed operating system infrastructure within a set of networking devices such that the cluster forms the virtual network service control plane.
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C Jain, Prakash; Nayak, Sameer Subhash; Clendon, Gene; Sahay, Ishani; Jain, Vivek; and Jeyachandran, Rajan, "CLUSTERING OF NETWORK DEVICES TO FORM A VIRTUAL NETWORK SERVICE CONTROL PLANE", Technical Disclosure Commons, (September 27, 2023)