Chapter 1. Preparing the Network for OpenStack

Enterprises, both large and small, run their clouds using OpenStack software. While the clouds themselves may vary in complexity, one thing is common: they are made possible by the scalability and flexibility of OpenStack Compute and Networking services.

Modern cloud computing platforms, such as OpenStack, rely on a method of networking known as software-defined networking, or SDN. Traditional network administration relies heavily on the administrator to manually configure and maintain physical network hardware and connectivity. SDN, on the other hand, allows network administrators to manage network services in an abstract and automated manner. Software-defined networking, and the software-defined ...

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