Tail-f Systems announced its NCS plugin for the Havanna release of OpenStack. This helps organizations to automatically provision a multi-vendor network in response to OpenStack Cloud Network configuration changes.
While current OpenStack plugins are constrained to single-vendors, Tail-f said its NCS plugin allows OpenStack networking to simultaneously utilize the variety of layer 2 networking technologies found in complex real-world data centers.
The NCS OpenStack plugin contains a complete service model of the OpenStack Neutron topology as well as models for the underlying network topologies such as VLAN, GRE, VXLAN. NCS transforms generic request from OpenStack into device-specific configuration changes that are deployed to the network with transactional guarantees. The plugin is built using the new Modular Layer 2 (ml2) plugin architecture of OpenStack.
“Many service provider customers are using OpenStack in SDN/NFV projects,” said Hakan Millroth, CTO of Tail-f Systems. “Support for multi-vendor networking is an important requirement in these projects.”
“We leverage OpenStack to help control large pools of compute, storage and networking resources in our TeraStream Infrastructure Cloud,” said Axel Clauberg, VP Aggregation, Transport, IP (CTO-ATI) & Fixed Access (CTO-FIA), Deutsche Telekom. “Support for multi-vendor networking in these clouds is an important requirement for us. Tail-f now provides the first multi-vendor networking solution for Openstack, which is key for us.”