Trends Report

Pulling The Curtain Back On Neutron, OpenStack's Cloud Networking Module

Explore And Balance Neutron's Good And Bad Aspects For Your Cloud

July 22nd, 2016
With contributors:
Glenn O'Donnell , Michael Caputo , Diane Lynch


Skeptics once shunned OpenStack's maligned Neutron cloud networking module in favor of other network virtualization solutions. Over the past two years, the OpenStack community has doubled down on Neutron's investments, which has injected new life into its viability and usage. After recent accolades by OpenStack members and press articles, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals want to know if this means that Neutron is ready for the enterprise. This report examines that question and highlights how I&O professionals can accelerate the implementation of the Neutron networking module in their OpenStack clouds.

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