Enterprises increasingly adopt OpenStack as a framework to implement private cloud infrastructure as a service. This document helps network architects understand the different options for matching the OpenStack network solution to their use case.
OpenStack Is Coming; Is Your Data Center Network Ready?
- Key Challenges
- Build Hybrid Linux and Enterprise Networking Skills; You Need Both to Support a Successful OpenStack Deployment
- Replace OpenStack's Native Networking Plug-Ins With Third-Party Solutions If Performance and Scale Are Important, Looking First to Your Existing Network Vendors
- Match the OpenStack Networking Solution to Your Specific Use Case; Do Not Generically Embrace a Solution From Any Vendor
- Prefer Commercial OpenStack Distributions to Simplify Deployment of OpenStack Networking Components
- Connect to Your Infrastructure and Application Development Peers to Stay Abreast on OpenStack Evolution and to Share Roadmaps
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