OpenStack Neutron and software defined networking take a quantum leap forward. Networking has always been a part of the open source OpenStack cloud platform, but it has never been more popular, or as exciting as it is now. At the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo, one of the hottest topics is networking, as organizations of all sizes turn to the cloud for Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization capabilities.
During the Wednesday morning keynotes, Mark Collier, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the OpenStack Foundation, asked the audience if they knew what the most active project was during the recent OpenStack Liberty release cycle. The answer, which surprised some, is the Neutron networking project.
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