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Openness: The key to innovation and interoperability at OpenStack Summit Barcelona

By November 1, 2016OpenStack

Last week, we had a blast attending OpenStack Summit, and we hope you did too! One theme that we saw, and resonated with, from day one of the summit was Interoperability. The basis of OpenStack, and its interoperability, is openness: open source, open community, open development, and open design. OpenContrail, a plug-in for OpenStack Neutron, shares this foundational element.

OCUG Barcelona 2016

OCUG Barcelona 2016During OpenStack Summit, we hosted OpenContrail user group. Edgar Magana, member of OpenStack board of directors and OpenContrail Advisory Board member, kicked off the session for an open discussion with six OpenContrail users: Deutsche Telekom, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Orange Business Services, Avi Networks, Netronome and AppOrbit. Each company talked about how OpenContrail enables their different use cases – from agile telco cloud for SaaS, to application transformation with containers. With over 200 attendees, the resonating lesson was that OpenContrail is incredibly flexible and mature enough to enable transformation, whether users are dealing with bare-metal servers, virtual machines, or containers, in public, private, or hybrid cloud environments.

In other words, OpenContrail is one networking controller that can work seamlessly across heterogeneous networking environments. In Rudra Rugge’s talk at the OpenStack Demo Theater, he gives a captivating explanation of the OpenContrail solution (which provides security in addition to seamless interoperability with any compute vehicle and underlay, analytics and troubleshooting capabilities, single-pane-of-glass management, etc. ).

We had several other demos at our booth, which we’ll be releasing shortly, in addition to the OpenContrail user group footage. We’ll post them to Don’t forget to follow us @OpenContrail for updates!

If you’re hoping to try OpenContrail for yourself after hearing from other users, play with it here risk-free!

The OpenStack Foundation has recorded and shared all breakout sessions and posted them on their YouTube channel. The list of our sessions can be found here.