Monday, May 18, 2015

Piston Cloud Integrates Metaswitch's Project Calico for Virtual Networking

Piston Cloud Computing has selected and integrated Project Calico, an open source virtual networking solution that enables the implementation of scalable, standards-based, cloud infrastructures into its latest CloudOS release.

Piston Cloud offers a data center operating system that transforms clusters of commodity servers into a single unified environment. It can be used to deploy OpenStack in minutes and also allows customers and partners to also deploy Hadoop and Spark on bare metal.

Metaswitch said that by integrating Calico as the foundation for its networking, Piston Cloud’s CloudOS 4.0 is able to elegantly support heterogeneous workloads such as OpenStack-based virtual machines, bare metal workloads including Hadoop and Spark, and containers running under Kubernetes, Mesos and Docker Swarm.

Calico leverages the fact that the vast majority of today’s workloads are based on IP and that Internet core routing and route discovery techniques, namely the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), are the perfect tools for architecting high-performance, large-scale networks. By tightly integrating with Piston Cloud’s CloudOS, Calico provides the framework for orchestrated IP routing in between virtual machines (VMs) and host machines, along with intra- and inter-data center interconnects.

http://info.metaswitch.com/the-switch/metaswitchs-calico-selected-by-piston-cloud-for-virtual-networking

In July 2014, Metaswitch Networks launched Project Calico -  an open source solution for virtual networking in hyper-scale, cloud data centers.

Unlike networking alternatives such as VXLAN, GRE and SDN-controlled flows, Project Calico aims to leverage Internet core routing and route discovery techniques, namely the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), to scale data center networks. Calico promises tight integration with cloud operating systems, such as OpenStack, thereby providing the framework for orchestrated IP routing in between virtual machines (VMs) and host machines, along with intra and inter-data center interconnects.

Metaswitch is contributing the initial code base for Project Calico

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