One problem with testing sophisticated OpenStack networking features and products is access to those products. This week both Big Switch and PlumGrid tackled this problem by making test environments available online for users to try out.
The Open Virtual Network, an extension to Open vSwitch, won't affect the OpenStack user experience at all. So why is it potentially so important?Networkingneutronovn
What would happen if you took a perfectly good OpenStack pod and then injected a heavy dose of network chaos?neutron
The need for an OpenStack cloud upgrade strategy has been around since OpenStack's second release, Bexar, meant there was something to upgrade to. For many companies and teams, the complexity of upgrading has meant it was easier to simply migrate workloads from the old cloud to a new cloud rather than directly upgrading at all. Even today this is an option, of course, but creating a whole new cloud alongside the old one means essentially doubling your hardware and management investment.upgrade