October 31, 2018

Ubuntu Fan Aims to Simplify Container Networking

Most people will think of Ubuntu as primarily a Linux server and cloud technology effort. Ubuntu also has some networking capabilities that it develops on its own including the Fan container networking project.

There are multiple open source SDN efforts in the market today that more well known than Fan, including the Tungsten Fabric and OVN, among others. Fan however, takes a different approach than other SDN models.

"Fan is a zero configuration SDN," Mark Shuttleworth CEO of Canonical Inc and Founder of Ubuntu, said. "What you trade is the ability to live migrate an IP address for simplicity."

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