The Vancouver Summit is now only 56 days away, and the full schedule is now live. In addition, OpenStack Kilo has reached milestone 3 in advance of its late April release.communitysummit
OpenStack is meant to be pluggable; you should be able to swap out components as necessary (or desired). Normally, we're talking about hardware--as long as you have the proper drivers, you can use pretty much any hardware to run your OpenStack cloud--but it also applies to additional systems such as Software Defined Networking components.ContrailjuniperJuniper networksMirantis OpenStackMOSNetworkingneutronOpencontrail
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.