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Learning OpenStack Networking (Neutron) - Second Edition by James Denton

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Preparing the physical infrastructure

When architecting the network, it is important to first determine how the cloud will be used. Is a highly scalable environment with multiple levels of network, hardware, and service redundancy required? Or, are your needs less complex, requiring nothing more than a sandbox for application development, with little concern given to the resiliency of the network or compute platform? Are all of the advanced networking features that OpenStack Networking has to offer in terms of routing, firewalling, and load balancing required? Or, are you looking to leverage existing physical hardware in the data center to accomplish those tasks?

OpenStack Networking can serve many roles within different clouds but is better at ...

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