OpenStack is a set of open source software tools used for building and orchestrating private and public clouds. OpenStack is broken down into three sections: compute, networking and storage. In this guide, we explore how OpenStack is impacting networking -- from reviewing the basics of OpenStack Neutron to explaining how OpenFlow and virtual overlay networks work in an orchestration context. Learn more about why networking pros should take a vested interest in the open source community, and how OpenStack networking plays an integral role in SDN and network virtualization.
1OpenStack networking basics-
OpenStack introduces Neutron for networking
With OpenStack Neutron, network resources become part of the overall orchestration picture. In this section, editors and experts explain the basics of OpenStack Neutron, why it's more than just hype. Read about OpenStack and OpenDaylight similarities, as well as the issues IT pros are still working through with OpenStack Neutron.
Expert Tom Nolle explains how OpenStack APIs change the cloud -- and specifically highlights the role of the open source technology in making SDN more manageable. Continue Reading
OpenStack Neutron will mean the ability to dynamically provision network as a service, but first, engineers must overcome problems with scalability. Continue Reading
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Network vendors take on OpenStack
Vendors are integrating OpenStack with SDN and network virtualization technology. Below, read more about what network vendors are doing with the open source cloud platform.
Vendors have been putting an increased focus on OpenStack. Editor Rivka Gewirtz Little explains why networking pros should pay attention to this open source cloud platform. Continue Reading
Arista added OpenFlow support to its switches, and it contributed a driver allowing any vendor to use OpenStack Quantum for orchestration purposes. Continue Reading
Midokura's cloud platform is similar to other virtual network overlays, but it includes a broader approach to cloud networking, along with OpenStack integration. Continue Reading