RESEARCH PAPER: OpenStack Network Maturity

The maturity of OpenStack is accelerating the move to cloud technology, enabling businesses to stand up their own private clouds as well as allowing telecom and cloud service providers (CSPs) to expand their public cloud offerings more easily. While networking was often cited as an OpenStack inhibitor in the past, we increasingly see improvements and alternatives that are helping reduce this barrier to entry.

You can download the paper here.


Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Today’s Customer Needs
  • End Customer Needs Also Dictate Deployment Models
  • Neutron Continues to Improve
  • Open Source Alternatives for OpenStack Networking
  • Intel Innovation for OpenStack
  • Enhanced Platform Awareness
  • Using OpenStack in the NFV Architecture
  • Addressing Specific OpenStack Use Cases
  • Virtual CPU Pinning
  • Other Initiatives
  • Call to Action
  • Figure 1: OpenStack Deployment Models
  • Table 1: OpenStack Roadmap Releases

Companies Cited

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Apple
  • Big Switch Networks
  • Brocade
  • Canonical
  • Cisco Systems
  • Ericsson
  • European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • Juniper Networks
  • Midokura
  • Mirantis
  • Open Networking User Group (ONUG)
  • Plumgrid
  • Red Hat
  • Wind River