The cloud network is an important element in all types of cloud services – public, private or hybrid. The open source network choice for VEXXHOST’s private cloud services is OpenStack Neutron. We believe that Neutron brings great value to companies as they build their cloud “central nervous system”. Let’s see why.
An overview of OpenStack Neutron
Neutron is a very powerful OpenStack networking project. Many users find it complex, but I want to assure you that its features make it a virtual force like no other out there. We have a previous post outlining Basics of OpenStack Neutron.
OpenStack Neutron can help create virtual networks, firewalls, routers and more. It is flexible and secure. It allows OpenStack to provide network connectivity as a service. Neutron can help other OpenStack projects manage interface devices using the API.
Here is a breakdown of some of the above and how they benefit businesses.
Cloud network with neutron and benefits for businesses
OpenStack Neutron provides cloud tenants with a flexible API that helps them build strong network topologies and allows them to configure advanced network policies. There is also no unnecessary supplier locking. The case scenario for companies to use this capability is that they can create multi-level topologies for web applications.
Neutron gives organizations peace of mind in terms of security and segmentation because it enables single tenant networks. These fully isolated networks operate in a way that is almost like your own secure control switch for servers without anyone else having access to it. In addition, segmentation is possible for these connections. This segmentation allows each virtual machine belonging to a particular hypervisor to be private to that network.
With Neutron for Cloud Networking, companies can take advantage of automatic IP address management and ensure consistency. This means you don’t have to manage IP addresses manually, and it allows consistency between the system and the documentation. Another advantage of these dynamic IP addresses is that the ability to manipulate the IP by blocking the above layer is eliminated.
Did you know that companies can use OpenStack Neutron to scale bare metals? Yes it is true. Each rack in the system operates on its own network. An extensive timing network allows these racks to be connected to each other. This feature also allows the system to configure appropriate IP addresses.
Overall, Neutron acts as a secure, reliable and flexible cloud network option for businesses.
VEXXHOST and OpenStack Neutron
VEXXHOST provides Neutron as an open source solution for networking private cloud. We also offer several other OpenStack-based services to our customers around the world. If you want to know more about our services and solutions, contact our team. Improve your knowledge of private clouds in the ever-evolving and dedicated resource page.