This is a big week for the ever popular OpenStack cloud computing platform. This Thursday, the next major release of the platform, dubbed Havana, is due to arrive. You can get a snapshot of all the incremental work that has gone into this release here. There are many updates to load balancing services in Havana, and the platform’s security has been radically overhauled. Newer OpenStack Foundation partners, including VMware, have also made meaningful contributions to this release. Here is some of what you can expect.
As noted by Enterprise Networking Planet, VMware has made contributions to the networking features in Havana:
“OpenStack has always included networking capabilities, though initially those capabilities were somewhat limited and only available inside of the Nova Compute project. The OpenStack Quantum project got started in 2011 and was recently renamed Neutron.”