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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By : Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch
Book Image

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By: Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Third Edition
Credits
Foreword
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Introduction


OpenStack Networking is the Software Defined Networking (SDN) component of OpenStack and its project name is Neutron. With SDN, we can describe complex networks in a secure multitenant environment that overcomes the issues often associated with the Flat and VLAN OpenStack networks. In OpenStack, SDN is a pluggable architecture, which means we are able to plug in and control various switches, firewalls, and load balancers and achieve various functions such as Firewall-as-a-Service. All this is defined in software to give you fine-grained control over your complete cloud infrastructure.

OpenStack Networking is a replacement for the networking component that is available with OpenStack Compute itself: nova-network. While nova-network is still seen as more robust and available for use, many people are deploying OpenStack Networking in production. Nova-network is expected to be deprecated in an upcoming release of OpenStack.

The following figure shows the OpenStack architecture as...