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DevOps for Networking by Steven Armstrong

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Integrating OpenStack with the Nuage VSP platform

Private data center networks can be very complex, so using vanilla OpenStack neutron to meet all use cases may not provide all the features that are required. It is important to note that the features in neutron are maturing very quickly with every new OpenStack release, so neutron is likely as feature rich as dedicated SDN controllers in the future.

Neutron lends itself to integration with SDN controllers by providing a REST API extension, so SDN controllers can easily be used to extend the base networking functions provided by neutron if required to provide a very rich set of networking features.

The use of SDN solutions have helped OpenStack to scale massively, as it moves the networking aspect ...

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