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The Policy Driven Data Center with ACI: Architecture, Concepts, and Methodology by Maurizio Portolani, Lucien Avramov

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Chapter 6. OpenStack

This chapter explains the benefits of combining OpenStack with Cisco ACI. It examines the Cisco ACI APIC OpenStack architecture along with the possible operations of this combination. The goal of this chapter is to present the OpenStack concepts and allow you to use it together with Cisco ACI.

What Is OpenStack?

OpenStack (http://www.openstack.org/) is an open source software platform for orchestration and automation in data center environments. It is typically used for private and public clouds. OpenStack is designed to automate, supervise, and manage compute, network, storage, and security in virtualized environments. The goal of the OpenStack project is to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, ...

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