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OpenStack Networking: A look at Neutron network orchestration

Last updated:October 2014

Editor's note

OpenStack is a set of open source software tools used for building and orchestrating private and public clouds. OpenStack is broken down into three sections: compute, networking and storage. In this guide, we explore how OpenStack is impacting networking -- from reviewing the basics of OpenStack Neutron to explaining how OpenFlow and virtual overlay networks work in an orchestration context. Learn more about why networking pros should take a vested interest in the open source community, and how OpenStack networking plays an integral role in SDN and network virtualization.

1Network vendors take on OpenStack

Vendors are integrating OpenStack with SDN and network virtualization technology. Below, read more about what network vendors are doing with the open source cloud platform.

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