October 9, 2014

OpenStack Interoperability Testing, Certification Gain Significance

Although it is only four years old, the OpenStack cloud computing project is already having a profound impact on the plumbing and architecture of many data centers. Yesterday, I reported on how Network functions virtualization (NFV) is becoming synonymous with OpenStack, and how NFV and OpenStack could effectively rip out the proprietary infrastructure found in network deployments at many organizations.

To do that, though, IT administrators have to gain confidence in the interoperability of tools and applications that they depend on with open infrastructure platforms like NFV and OpenStack. That's where interoperability testing and certification comes in, and the OpenStack Foundation and Canonical are ramping up their efforts in this area.

 

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