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Learning OpenStack Networking (Neutron) by James Denton

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Preparing the physical infrastructure

When architecting the network, it is important to first determine the purpose of the cloud. Is the goal to build a highly scalable environment with multiple levels of network redundancy? Or is the goal to provide a sandbox for developers with little thought given to the resilience of the network or compute platform? Do you want an environment that leverages everything OpenStack Networking has to offer in terms of routing, switching, and application networking? Is the environment intended to be an extension of an existing physical network?

OpenStack Networking can serve many roles within different clouds but is better at some technologies than others. The purpose of the cloud itself, along with security requirements ...

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